Leak Ddetection feasibility study iFluids Engineering A pipeline leak detection system (PLDS) is an increasingly standard component of a modern pipeline control system. Pipeline operators function today in an environment where leak detection systems are seen as a condition of operation mandated via the legal code and enforced through both the courts and regulatory mechanisms and agencies. PLDS system requirements have generally become more stringent with time. Prudent operators responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for leak detection systems must: • Clearly identify regulatory requirements. • Define application requirements. • Select an appropriate leak detection product. • Initially test and validate system performance. • Perform recurring testing and validation. a-survey-on-gas-leak-detection-and-localization-techniques The Importance Of The Right Instrumentation For Pipeline Leak Detection In this era where pipeline infrastructure is badly needed to bring liquid products from new plays to market – finding a path to build new pipelines has been increasingly difficult. Politics aside, there is no question that environmental, health and safety are the main concerns when it comes to permitting and building pipelines, and we’ve seen many major projects stalled or cancelled over the past 5 years. The good news? Pipelines remain the safest and most efficient way to transport liquid product, which ultimately bodes well for the industry as expansion is needed. As a collective - however – the industry needs to make a much better case in the court of public opinion if we ever hope to quell the fears prevalent among the discussion.