Direct-C’s Adrian Banica and Stephen Edmondson prepared an eight-page paper for the 17th annual Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC) and Pipe and Sewer Conference held in Berlin, Germany. Adrian presented at the conference after being selected from among many conference submissions. In this paper, the authors discuss whether advanced mobile IIoT systems can be used to monitor pipelines for product leaks, specifically in areas of known infrastructure defects or corrosion.
The authors compare the cost and time savings of deploying the SubSense™ system to monitor below-ground pipelines rather than conducting an expansive and expensive dig operation at hundreds of sites. By utilizing the SubSense™ system, Direct-C customers save many months of digging and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Additionally, the authors also present research findings from studies comparing the nanocomposite technology’s reaction times with different liquid hydrocarbon products. These products include diesel, octane, pentane, crude oil and motor oil.