February 2020, Vol. 247, No. 2


Smart Pipeline Technologies Boost Safety, Regulatory Compliance

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor The application of smart pipeline technologies such as automation are bringing major operational and cost benefits to the oil and gas pipeline sector. These smart technologies are helping to maintain integrity of ageing assets, long-distance pipeline assets, unexpected cyber threats and an ageing workforce.  For example, smart technologies are being used for a range of duties including distributed acoustic sensing, drone monitoring, advanced sensors for in-inline inspection of oil and gas pipelines are improving operational efficiency.   It is not surprising that Reportlinker.com finds in its report, “Globa

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