Method and system for simulating a leak in a pipeline, and an outlet for coupling a conduit to a pipeline

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 15773965
Grant Number 10704740
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-11-03
First Publication Date 2018-11-08
Publication Date 2018-11-08
Grant Date 2020-07-07
Owner Hifi Engineering Inc. (Canada)
Inventor
  • Hull, John
  • Jalilian, Seyed Ehsan
  • Pletnyov, Oleksiy

Abstract

Various embodiments provide a method of simulating a leak in a pipeline. The method includes: receiving a fluid stream from a fluid supply; and outputting the received fluid stream through an outlet such that the received fluid stream hits an outer surface of the pipeline at a location opposite the outlet such that a vibration is caused in the pipeline. Some other embodiments provide a corresponding system for simulating a leak in a pipeline, and a corresponding outlet for coupling a conduit to a pipeline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F17D 5/02 - Preventing, monitoring, or locating loss
  • G01M 3/28 - Investigating fluid tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by measuring rate of loss or gain of fluid, e.g. by pressure-responsive devices, by flow detectors for valves