Clarity in pipeline operations monitoring
Safe and efficient operations require clarity in your pipeline monitoring. Only with a strong pipeline monitoring system will you be able to understand the vital performance of your operations, so you can spot anomalies quicker and keep things running smoothly.
Only a fraction of the data available in the pipeline industry is used proactively. Disparate and incompatible systems and data sources can too often drown pipeline operators in swathes of data that lack a coherent, unifying structure or useful, actionable management solutions.
Pipeline operators deserve compatibility across their systems and an active role in how they work together. Klarian’s pipeline monitoring system, Digipipe, is user-configurable, modular, and customisable. It integrates and enhances existing systems via third-party data integrations rather than replacing them. From there, we are able to add additional features, such as analytics or edge capabilities, depending on your requirements.
Digipipe gives you clarity. It creates a single point of truth for pipeline operations monitoring, eliminating data siloes and allowing operators to visualise their asset health and utilisation, resulting in better decisions.
Knowing the flow rate in a pipeline gives you insight into process monitoring and leak detection, as well as helping you measure the value of the product flowing through it.
Klarian understands the importance of flow clarity, which is why we have developed an advanced flowmeter system that uses ultrasonic Time-of-Flight to measure flow. Our flowmeter systems are retrofittable and easy to install; they simply clamp onto your pipe without interrupting your normal operations – ideal for existing pipelines. We also offer many powering and communication options, allowing us to deploy them whatever the location.
Our flowmeters can extend the capabilities of our pipeline monitoring system, Digipipe, by providing additional layers of insight. A combined hardware and software offering allows us to build a multi-layer monitoring solution for oil, jet fuel or water pipeline flow monitoring, leak detection, and sensor management.
As with liquid flow monitoring, operators must understand gas flow to ensure their operations run smoothly and potential leaks spotted early.
Flow monitoring for gas pipelines is more complex than for liquid pipelines; the increased effects of pressure and temperature on flow and the mass to volume relationship make it difficult to monitor. As a result, there are relatively few clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters available for gases with suitable pressure ranges for transmission systems. Klarian, however, has an answer to this problem. Our flowmeter range includes options for natural gas, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
When combined, our software platform and gas flowmeter system can provide a multi-layer monitoring solution for gas, hydrogen or carbon dioxide pipeline flow monitoring, leak detection and sensor management.
Our ultrasonic flowmeters deal with the challenge of different products flowing through the same pipeline at different times, for example midstream pipelines might transport different grades of crude oil at various times, or a downstream pipeline might carry one product in the morning and another in the afternoon.
The flowmeters can identify the product flowing in your pipe by measuring its speed of sound and referencing the measurement against a library of the potential products. Digipipe provides real-time pipeline monitoring so you can identify the specific product flowing at any time. By knowing what is flowing, you can then identify batch changes which, in turn, facilitates the verification of accounting value.