ASTM WK46887

    New Practice for Standard practice for the use of fiber optic distributed temperature sensing to detect leaks in above-ground ammonia, ethylene and LNG pipelines

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    1. Scope

    This standard will publish best practices on the selection and use of proper materials, locations, and methods for the installation, operation and maintenance of optical fiber cables for above ground pipelines transporting ammonia, ethylene, LNG and similar fluids for the purpose of leak detection using distributed temperature sensing (DTS).

    Most countries enforce laws mandating the installation, operation, maintenance of leak detection systems that can prevent spills from pipelines; optic distributed temperature sensing has been used for over 20 years for pipeline leak detection 24/7, yet there is not a single consensus standard in the world that can offer guidance on best practices. The users of the proposed standard are: pipeline owners,operators, governmental agencies charged with pipeline safety, design engineers, contractors, and those in the supply chain of optical fiber sensing industry.


    optical fiber, optical fiber sensor, cables, above-around, pipeline, leak detection, temperature, fluids, transport, ammonia, ethylene, LNG, installation, operation, maintenance,

    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:

    Technical Contact:
    Daniele Inaudi

    Draft Under Development