ASTM WK43991

    Work Item: ASTM WK43991 - New Practice for Standard practice for the installation of optical fiber cables along pipelines for leak detection using distributed vibration, strain, and thermal sensing

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F36.10 | Committee F36 | Contact Staff Manager



    1. Scope

    This standard will reduce pipeline and construction industry uncertainty on the selection and use of proper materials, locations, and methods for the installation of optical fiber cables along pipelines for the purpose of leak detection and localization. The effectiveness of external leak detection systems using distributed fiber optic sensing is controlled by the type of cable, where it is located with respect to the pipe, the soil properties, the pipeline product properties, and the cable protection appliedsuch as a conduit. This standard will provide the information needed for best-practice on design and installation techniques to support leak detection using vibration, strain, and thermal sensing with optical fiber cables near pipelines.

    This standard will reduce pipeline and construction industry uncertainty on the selection and use of proper materials, locations, and methods for the installation of optical fiber cables along pipelines for the purpose of leak detection and localization. The effectiveness of external leak detection systems using distributed fiber optic sensing is controlled by the type of cable, where it is located with respect to the pipe, the soil properties, the pipeline product properties, and the cable protection appliedsuch as a conduit.


    Keywords

    optical fiber sensing cable; leak detection; pipelines; underground utilities; vibration; thermal; strain; sensing; locating

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    11-09-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Gregory Duckworth

    Status:
    Draft Under Development