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Probability of detection and false detection for subsea leak detection systems: model and analysis


Aljaroudi, A and Khan, FI and Akinturk, A and Haddara, M and Thodi, P, Probability of detection and false detection for subsea leak detection systems: model and analysis, Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 15, (6) pp. 873-882. ISSN 1547-7029 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 ASM International

DOI: doi:10.1007/s11668-015-0033-6


Ensuring the integrity of subsea process components is one of the primary business objectives of the oil and gas industry. Leak detection system (LDS) is one type of system used to safeguard reliability of a pipeline. Different types of LDS use different technologies for detecting and locating leaks in pipelines. One technology, which is gaining wide acceptance by the industry, is the fiber optic-based LDS. This technology has great potential for subsea pipeline applications. It is the most suited for underwater applications due to the ease of installation and reliable sensing capabilities. Having pipelines underwater in the deep sea presents a great challenge and a potential threat to the environment and operation. Thus, there is a need to have a reliable and effective system to provide the assurances that the monitored subsea pipeline is safe and functioning as per operating conditions. Two important performance parameters that are of concern to operators are the probability of detection and probability of false alarm. This paper presents a probabilistic formulation of the probability of detection and probability of false detection for a fiber optic-based LDS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:leak detection system (LDS), oil and gas pipeline, probability of detection (PD), probability of false alarm (PFA), errors, fiber optics, gas industry, gas pipelines, leakage (fluid), pipelines, probability, water pipelines, leak detection systems
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Chemical engineering
Research Field:Chemical engineering design
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Mining and extraction of energy resources
Objective Field:Oil and gas extraction
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120445
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-24
Last Modified:2020-05-04

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