The impact of pipeline corrosion, cracks and leaks can be significant. The operational costs due to shutdown and repair, the lost profit and liability costs associated with pipeline rupture surpasses millions of dollars.
SmartSleeve accurately monitors pipeline repairs, anomalies and operating conditions whilst reinforcing and strengthening weak or damaged pipeline sections, to ensure you mitigate costs associated with the impact of pressure reduction and pipeline rupture.
What we offer
Increased pipeline safety and decrease failure related revenue loss
A first of its kind system, SmartSleeve uses a combination of non-welded steel sleeves and composite overwrap, combined with fiber optic sensing technology and data analytics for round the clock real time monitoring.
Developed by LR in conjunction with Western Specialities, SmartSleeve identifies anomalies and predicts failures before they happen by monitoring the physical condition of a pipeline repair or location, as well as how the surrounding environment may be affecting the pipeline.
SmartSleeve can be quickly applied during initial pipeline installation as part of an integrated monitoring plan or deployed after a pipe has gone into service, as the environment around the pipe changes or to monitor anomalies on an aging infrastructure.
SmartSleeve is used during both construction and operation to monitor:
- Pipeline Movement
- Cyclical Fatigue
- Pig location
- 24/7 remote monitoring of repairs
- Fiber optic sensor data is sent via the secure cloud to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
- Non-welded anomaly repair
- Intuitive dashboards and alarms
- Monitoring provided by LR or accessible directly by operator
What are the benefits?
- Strengthens damaged pipeline sections
- Critical reduction in leak detection time
- Increase safety
- Reduce risk of penalties and costly civil liability claims
- Maintain production at full pressure
- Extend the life of aging pipelines
- Prevent reduced pressure operations
- Reduce inspection digs
- Avoid cut and replace
- Optimize interventions (e.g. subsidence remediation)
- Reduce operating costs
Why choose LR?
As experts in asset integrity we’re committed to helping you exceed not only your safety objectives, but your operational and performance objectives. We’ve helped clients across both upstream and downstream operations achieve cost savings they couldn’t imagine, increase production above expectation and have helped extend the life of assets and maximise operability beyond what was thought possible.
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