Atmos International: How to improve your leak detection programme


Atmos International, a UK-based company dedicated to pipeline technology, has provided advice on how to improve the Leak Detection Programme according to API RP 1175. The information was produced by Michael Twomey, one of the founders of Atmos.

API 1175 urges pipeline owners to set ambitious goals for the maintenance of their pipeline leak detection systems. This recommended practice was written to satisfy current pipeline regulations, and encourage pipeline operators to ‘go beyond’ and promote the advancement and stronger utilisation of leak detection programmes in hazardous liquid pipelines.

It is a useful document that should increase operator confidence in leak detection systems by improving leak detection performance, and raising awareness of leak detection as a companywide obligation.

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