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Friday, December 27, 2013

Pipeline Companies Working to Improve Leak Detection

From Fuel Fix:
In a large green container in a climate-controlled warehouse in Canada, pipeline owners TransCanada and Enbridge are researching new ways to detect oil leaks. 
The companies are using the $3 million container, which is fitted with real pipe and filled with soil, to learn how oil spreads in different environments and how quickly the newest leak detection devices can sound alarms. 
The companies plan to fill the container with different soils as they progress through the tests, said Ray Philipenko, senior manager of leak detection for Enbridge, in an interview with FuelFix. 
“We want to be perfect in finding all leaks,” Philipenko said.
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