Prospects of frequency-time correlation analysis for detecting pipeline leaks by acoustic emission method

V. A. Faerman, A. G. Cheremnov, V. V. Avramchuk, E. E. Luneva

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Abstract

In the current work the relevance of nondestructive test method development applied for pipeline leak detection is considered. It was shown that acoustic emission testing is currently one of the most widely spread leak detection methods. The main disadvantage of this method is that it cannot be applied in monitoring long pipeline sections, which in its turn complicates and slows down the inspection of the line pipe sections of main pipelines. The prospects of developing alternative techniques and methods based on the use of the spectral analysis of signals were considered and their possible application in leak detection on the basis of the correlation method was outlined. As an alternative, the time-frequency correlation function calculation is proposed. This function represents the correlation between the spectral components of the analyzed signals. In this work, the technique of time-frequency correlation function calculation is described. The experimental data that demonstrate obvious advantage of the time-frequency correlation function compared to the simple correlation function are presented. The application of the time-frequency correlation function is more effective in suppressing the noise components in the frequency range of the useful signal, which makes maximum of the function more pronounced. The main drawback of application of the time- frequency correlation function analysis in solving leak detection problems is a great number of calculations that may result in a further increase in pipeline time inspection. However, this drawback can be partially reduced by the development and implementation of efficient algorithms (including parallel) of computing the fast Fourier transform using computer central processing unit and graphic processing unit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Volume21
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event18th International Scientific Symposium in Honour of Academician M. A. Usov: Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development, PGON 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 7 Apr 201411 Apr 2014

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Other18th International Scientific Symposium in Honour of Academician M. A. Usov: Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development, PGON 2014
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period7.4.1411.4.14

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Faerman, V. A., Cheremnov, A. G., Avramchuk, V. V., & Luneva, E. E. (2014). Prospects of frequency-time correlation analysis for detecting pipeline leaks by acoustic emission method. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (1 ed., Vol. 21). [012041] Institute of Physics Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/21/1/012041