OTC 2013: Subsea monitoring, sensing systems shown by GE
Two subsea monitoring and sensing systems are featured by GE Measurement and Control at the Offshore Technology Conference.
HOUSTON – Two subsea monitoring and sensing systems are featured by GE Measurement and Control at the Offshore Technology Conference.
The Acoustic Leak Detection System uses passive, acoustic hydrophones to detect and locate oil and gas leaks subsea by recognizing the difference in noise from the leaks versus sounds from other sources. GE says the system can detect leaks that have low flow or low differential pressure over an area of as much as 500 m (1,640 ft).
The Subsea Multi-Domain Condition Monitoring System combines electric emission monitoring with acoustic hydrophones and is designed for subsea machinery and processes from valves to supporting infrastructure, says GE. In combination with the ALDS, the system does multi-domain analyses with the support of patter recognition and machine learning to identify and display subsea structure, machine, and pipeline data.