Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the engineering sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 4 promising Pipeline Leakage Detection Startups.
Heat Map: 4 Top Pipeline Leakage Detection Startups
For our 4 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 64 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Satelytics – Satellite-Based Detection
Images from sensors placed on satellites and enhanced by cloud software, assist in analyzing spectral signatures and detecting leaks along pipelines carrying water, oil or liquid hydrocarbon. The technology combines data from satellites and geographical information systems while sending location alerts for service teams. The US-based startup Satelytics develops a big data software platform that collects multispectral data from satellites, nano-satellites, airplanes, and UAVs and applies proprietary algorithms to identify spectral signatures in monitored pipes. They use the data for providing service teams with the relevant analysis and visualization in the water, wastewater, and oil & gas sectors.
FiOPS – Fiber Optic Detection
Fiber optic sensors enable exterior identification of various physical and chemical properties in water and oil & gas pipes over long distances. Additionally, optical fiber geometry, flexibility, and affordability allow for matching the needs of each specific pipeline. The US-based startup FiOPS designs and provides continuous asset monitoring and leak detection systems for oil, gas, and liquid gas pipelines. Their solutions support different installation options like magnets, straps, and blankets, tracks the surface temperature and strain, and spots breakdowns, intrusions, and theft in the pipeline.
Visenti – Acoustic Detection
Acoustic technology solves the challenges faced by the oil, gas, and water sectors by detecting and monitoring leakage by being relatively insensitive to rough weather conditions and noise, combined with chemical and wear & tear resistance. By analyzing pressure and vibration data, acoustic sensors listen to certain frequencies and identify even relatively small leaks. Singaporean startup Visenti develops LeakView, a real-time water pipeline fault detection system. It comprises pressure transient sensors, hydrophones, and flow meters in order to spot leaks over short and long distances, covering various pipe materials like asbestos cement, metal, and plastic and sending damage reports and notifications.
SENSIA Solutions – Infrared Thermal Detection
Infrared thermal imaging simplifies the recognition of concealed or hard-to-reach gas, liquid gas, and water leaks using infrared cameras. Since leaks have unique thermal properties, the cameras can detect leaks in real-time and in a non-invasive manner simply based on temperature differences. Spanish startup SENSIA Solutions provides infrared imaging cameras for the identification and assessment of leaks in methane, sulfur, industrial gases, ammonia, and liquid hydrocarbon pipes. They utilize coloring technology to produce high-sensitivity images and apply patented algorithms to monitor deviations.
What About The Other 60 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 64 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.