ProFlex Technologies partners with Siemens Energy to provide IoT-based pipeline leak detection
- Siemens Energy to gain exclusive access to ProFlex Technologies Pipe-Safe™ leak detection technology
- The solution enables oil, gas, and petrochemical operators to reduce their environmental footprint by minimizing unplanned product releases
Siemens Energy has partnered with Houston-based ProFlex Technologies to provide spontaneous leak detection services for pipeline operators. As part of the agreement, Siemens Energy gains exclusive access to ProFlex Technologies’ digital Pipe-Safe™ advanced leak detection technology. The technology, combined with Siemens Energy’s Internet of Things (IoT) system, will enable operators to reduce the environmental risk associated with operating their infrastructure by minimizing unplanned releases of product into the ecosystem.
Using complex data processing algorithms at the monitoring nodes, pressure pulses created by the leak are identified, and leak location can be accurately determined. This data can be transmitted to mobile devices or back to a central location using the latest cloud-based technology. Immediate actions can be taken to repair the leak. The IoT-based approach has broad applicability and is suitable for use with any asset type, including new installations and existing assets.