Asel-Tech Marc One

October 2012, Vol. 67 No. 10

The new Marc One acoustic pipeline leak detection and location technology is ideal for long pipeline segments. Utilizing fiber optic cable along the right-of-way eliminates the requirement for numerous field processing units. The Marc One follows the same principles of the acoustic system (SLDS), with the same performance and accuracy, but with a very attractive cost benefit.

In its typical configuration, the Marc One system is composed of dedicated acoustic sensors with an optical fiber output; sensor power module with solar panel (optional); optical fiber dedicated to the Leak Detection System; main processing unit; computer dedicated to the leak detection system; and management software and user interface. Marc One complies with API RP 1130 and is easily integrated with the SCADA. Key benefits include accurate locating better than 2 percent of the length of the section; 100 percent coverage of the section between sensors with no mute zones; detects leaks even in a blocked line; report with the location and time of the leak; easy installation and operation; total customer support including remote assistance; and low implementation cost. 832.698.4367,

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