Determination of Hydrocarbon Pipeline Time of Leak Using Distributed Acoustic Sensing Model

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Leak is a catastrophic incident in pipeline operations, techniques to obtain zerodelay
leak occurrence is of global interest. This paper use continuity equation of
fluid dynamics model and obtain actual time leak occurs in hydrocarbon pipeline.
In practices, time leak occurred is not time leak observed by team of pipeline
operators monitoring workstations employed to detect the leak and the swift
response of the acoustic alarm in mass balance approach. The model simulated in
MATLAB display high accuracy by reducing the field leak time-period drastically
from 863.937 to 16.43 seconds. The model is recommended for pipeline actual time
leak detection estimate.

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