Pipepod™ Leak Detection for Oil & Gas Pipelines

The Pipepod™ is a unique pressurised sound recording capsule designed for accurate leak detection solutions in water, gas and oil pipelines. The system incorporates the latest in hydrophone technology to accurately identify and record leakage points in pressurised pipe networks. The data can be downloaded and overwritten onto CCTV inspection recordings to enable the operator to accurately detect leaks within a pressurised pipeline of all material types.

System Benefits

  • The capsule can detect leaks in any type of pressurised pipe.
  • Leaks detected in pressures as low as 0.5 Bar.
  • System enters pipe entry points of 1.5 inch diameter and above.
  • The capsule is not flow dependent, and can be utilised using push-rod or draw line insertion techniques.
  • The capsule provides the operator with sound recording data along with visual inspection footage on a standard pipe inspection camera system.
  • The sound data can be overwritten onto the CCTV inspection footage to accurately calibrate leak locations to the recorded distance text overlay data.
  • The capsule identifies leaks that cannot be seen by a standard camera i.e. a leaking ferrule or misaligned joint.
  • The system can be retrofitted to any make or model of pipe inspection camera or crawler unit to improve client service delivery and incorporate leak detection.

System Specification

  • Compact capsule size of 65x36x36mm
  • Attachment to cable diameters 3-14mm
  • The capsule can be attached to a pressurised camera system, or utilised as a standalone technology
  • Stainless Steel/Titanium capsule of durable design
  • Pressure rated to 16 Bar
  • Ultra responsive hydrophone for detailed acoustic data capture
  • 1 touch record and save function
  • Battery life/recording time of up to 10 hours
  • Fast charge rate of 30 minutes
  • PC-USB connection for data download and charge function
The Pipepod™capsule is simply attached to a camera delivery cable, and records all pressurised sound generated within a live pipeline.