SuperVision Earth is a global provider of monitoring services for the energy sector.
Gas pipeline incidents
In Europe alone, there are 140,000 km of high-pressure gas pipelines. Incidents to these pipelines can cause severe damage to infrastructure, environment and even cost human lives. The incidents carry significant financial cost with them at the order of millions of Euro. According to the European Gas Pipeline Incident Group, there has been 208 such incidents in the years 2007-2016. One third of these incidents stem from third party interference and ground movement, which can be prevented by regular monitoring. This is currently accomplished by helicopter, which is costly, unfriendly to the environment and not scalable.
By applying change detection methods on radar and optical images from satellites, we can offer a monitoring solution, which is affordable, environmentally friendly and scalable. Our monitoring software keeps an eye out for the assets of our customers, and gives warnings when the assets are at risk, due to third party interference or ground movement. While limited in its resolution, this method complements the helicopter monitoring, since it can monitor the entire pipeline network on a large scale and give a faster warning than other methods such as helicopters or drones, which can then be used in a more targeted way.
By combining data from multiple sensors, we can achieve a better accuracy than by using individual sensors.
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