Electronic Line Break Detection System Enhances Pipeline Safety
The ROTORK ELB electronic line break detection system for oil and gas pipelines continuously monitors pressure dynamics to provide early detection of pipeline breaks and has the ability to automatically initiate valve actuator movement to an emergency position. Pipeline pressure can be monitored both upstream and downstream with actuator control based upon user-defined rate-of-drop (RoD) and rate-of-rise (RoR) as well as high- and low-pressure limits.
Furthermore, the system can provide an array of programmable alarm and alert indications, and it can collect detailed operational data useful for optimizing performance.
The ELB system is compact, environmentally sealed, and has an explosion-proof housing that can be mounted either on the actuator or remotely. Non-intrusive configuration and data retrieval are via Rotork’s Bluetooth® Setting Tool or PC (using Rotork’s free Insight2™ software). Remote control is available via hard-wired connections or Modbus® serial communication protocol.
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