Pipeline operators face a constant battle against a range of potential threats - whether that is corrosion, accidental damage or leaks that may result in environmental harm.
It is a difficult balancing act, and it is not getting easier.
When it comes to monitoring pipelines, operators face a number of challenges. Pipeline leaks rarely come without consequences and one of the major difficulties is detection. The rate at which operators can detect potential leaks from their pipelines has a direct influence on how quickly they can respond.
There is no doubt that pipelines are inherently difficult assets to monitor because of the vast expanse of land they cover and the remote areas in which they are often located.
When it comes to security, there has never been a more challenging climate for operators. As operators are forced to deal with intensifying threats to their pipelines so technology vendors must respond to the heightened demands of the industry.
As such, LivePIPE II has been designed specifically to deal with the specific nature of today’s security threats. The key security challenge facing operators is the increasing sophistication of criminals targeting pipelines.