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Sensing System Improves Long-distance Pipeline Safety

16 January 2018

Hifi Engineering Inc. (“Hifi”), a developer and supplier of fiber optic sensing technologies, has announced a new technology platform with increased capacity and capability for long-distance distributed monitoring for pipelines and other high-fidelity applications.

The new high-fidelity dynamic sensing system, or HDS™, is a specialized, patent-pending data interrogation and analysis platform developed to enhance and support Hifi’s proprietary fiber optic sensors across various distributed applications. The Hifi system delivers highly accurate integrated sensing of acoustics, temperature, vibration and strain. The increased channel capacity and new machine learning capability reinforces HDS as the industry standard for multiple applications, including highly technical applications such as preventive pipeline leak detection.

The HDS system has been first deployed by Husky Midstream, and is currently on a number of shorter pipeline segments in high consequence areas as well as a new longer distance pipeline built in excess of 150KM. Hifi HDS will be the design standard for new Husky Midstream large diameter pipeline projects.

Hifi’s HDS technology development was assisted by the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products (“ACAMP”), an industry-led product development center in Canada with an advanced technology focus on electronics hardware, firmware, sensors and embedded systems.

To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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