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Your proven partner with strong engineering, project management, SIL 2 and ATEX certified systems
Fiber optic Distributed Temperature sensing (DTS) technology is recommended for spillage detection in LNG facilities in section 13.4 of EN 1473:2007-06. With our optical sensing probes our system is non-corrosive and intrinsically safe. It accurately measures the temperature over long distances every minute, and is suitable for operation in cryogenic conditions.
We offer the best measurement performance with no drift, a low-power laser for safe use, a long product life (MTBF is 33 years) and sensor cables to fit your needs (operating ranges from -196 °C to +300 °C). Our sophisticated SmartVision™ software features asset visualization and alarm management with a central database and reporting and analysis capabilities.
AP Sensing is your long-term partner and offers world-class support for the design, installation and commissioning and project management phases. This includes through-life and hotline support, maintenance and training.
Fiber optic distributed optical sensing is uniquely suited to a variety of monitoring tasks within an LNG facility, including:
- Cool-down monitoring on the jetty
- Leakage detection in liquefaction and process areas
- Leakage monitoring in the tank annulus
- Monitoring of the spill containment area
- Base slab monitoring
AP Sensing's support team has been a fantastic resource for us over the years. They have helped us with system development and implementation planning, and they are always quick to respond to our technical queries with competent advice and helpful tips.
For me AP Sensing is the forerunner for distributed optical temperature sensing. You can see in their solutions a combination of experience and creativity -- an intuitive design that works just as you'd expect, yet they aren't afraid to think out of the box, or provide a customized solution. They carry on their HP/Agilent heritage and continue to develop and advance, while remaining true to their core values of quality and reliability.
When I think of AP Sensing the first thing I think of is reliability. We completely trust and rely on their performance specifications and I know that their technical support team is dedicated and passionate about solving any problems that might come up.
Knowing the technology and market, it is evident to me that AP Sensing is the forerunner in distributed optical sensing. Their solutions reflect a combination of experience and creativity. Experience comes from their HP/Agilent heritage, the leader in test and measurement equipment, with decades of experience in developing and manufacturing extremely reliable and high quality products. The creativity comes from their passion and commitment to solving real customer problems.
When you do business with AP Sensing you get the feeling that you are working together as partners, because they listen to you and understand the challenges of your day-to-day operations. Communication with AP Sensing is always professional and it's obvious that they have the experience and the technical know-how to answer our queries.
AP Sensing's DTS is simply the best fit. We apply it together with ConveySafe in our coal power plants to protect our conveyors. The systems are rugged and completely reliable, need very little power, and can be seamlessly integrated into customer SCADA environments. Best of all, you don't just buy a box from them and that's it -- their post-sales support is outstanding.
The SIL-2 (Safety Integrity Level) rating that AP Sensing has achieved on its DTS gives us the confidence that their solution is going to work as planned, day in and day out, in high-risk environments. Our LNG terminal operators sleep better at night knowing that our assets are protected and security standards are met.
My AP Sensing regional customer support is fantastic: competent, thorough and quick to get back to me. They have been a key player in our complex pipeline projects over the years, and they truly offer through-life product support, from installation and commissioning to training.
OUR KEY FEATURES FOR LNG MONITORING
Why you should choose AP Sensing!
|Fiber-optic distributed optical sensing technology||…accurate, continuous and continual leak detection and temperature measurement.|
|Robust passive sensor cables with specially coated fibers||…safe operation and quick detection; suitable for cryogenic temperatures.|
|SIL and ATEX-approved safety solution||...form an integral part of plant's DCS systems.|
|Accurate temperature measurement in a wide measurement range||…precise cool-down monitoring and energy saving control of base slab heating systems.|
|Comprehensive software solutions||...SmartVision™ for asset visualization, alarming, analyzing reporting and integration.|
AP SENSING SUCCESS STORIES
We have hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide!
Natural Gas Pipeline Thailand September 2020
A natural gas pipeline operator in Thailand sought out a solution to protect a 27 km pipeline from Third Party Interference (TPI). AP Sensing's solution provides constant, real-time monitoring of the entire pipeline using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). Successful testing was conducted to detect TPI events such as excavator digging, moving and tapping, as well as manual digging and vehicle movement.
Wet Oil Pipeline May 2020
AP Sensing is monitoring a complex project involving two buried, wet oil pipelines utilizing Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) systems for leak detection for our customer, Wintershall-Dea. The project used gradient-based and machine learning transient leak detection for highest detection capabilities and a very low false alarm rate.
Reservoir Water Pipeline Germany Feb 2019
An AP Sensing DTS solution with SmartVision™ software was selected to monitor two reservoir water pipelines in northern Germany. These pipelines are used to dispose of water leftover from oil and gas production. The AP Sensing DTS is used to monitor and control the pipelines for leakages from the production facility to the bore walls.
Press Release Fiber Optic Sensing Association NOV 2017
The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA) today released details on more than 1,300 installations of distributed fiber optic sensing (DFOS) around the world, the largest representative sample ever published. AP Sensing is proud of our global contributions for pipeline leak detection, high voltage power cable monitoring and fire detection.
Pipeline Leakage Detection Crude Oil March 2016
Mittelplate is Germany's largest oilfield and is located in the ecologically-sensitive Wadden Sea (a national park). The highest level of safety standards needs to be met to monitor 2 specialty pipelines between the island and the mainland. The operators selected a Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) solution from AP Sensing for monitoring and leakage detection.
DTS Monitoring system identifies pipeline issue July 2014
Pipeline transportation of sulfur requires heated pipelines, so that the sulfur remains in liquid form. At the Q8 Kuwait refinery in Rotterdam a reliable and well-performing DTS (Distributed Temperature Sensing) system was needed to diagnose a heating issue in a sulfur pipeline.
DTS Technology Reduces LNG Plant Operating Costs Sept 2014
Fiber optic DTS (distributed temperature sensing) systems have been used for over 30 years on LNG terminals. From the jetty to the processing area, from the tank annulus to the spill containment area and the base slab, DTS monitoring is ideally suited to monitoring tasks at an LNG facility.
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