Application of phased antenna arrays for pipeline leak detection

Irina Bolotina, Valeriy Borikov, Veronica Ivanova, Kseniya Mertins, Sergey Uchaikin

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The paper proposes a method of passive leak detection for underwater pipelines by means of phased antenna arrays. It implies element-wise multiplication and addition of the output signals of individual array transducers. The proposed method provides a twofold increase in the resolution of the detection system in comparison with that obtained by conventional signal processing techniques and a high detection rate. The array pattern has been calculated numerically. The paper presents a version of the inspection system that implements the proposed method of signal processing using a phased antenna array, and the experimental results obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-505
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • 2.600: Reservoir Surveillance and Monotoring
  • 5.200: Fluid Flow Measurement/Metering
  • Leak location
  • Pipelines
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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