SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING AN AREA OF INTEREST IN A CONDUIT

Registre Brevet USPTO
Numéro d'application 17046539
Statut En instance
Date de dépôt 2019-04-04
Date de la première publication 2021-02-04
Date de publication 2021-02-04
Propriétaire Hifi Engineering Inc. (Canada)
Inventeur(s)
  • Dankers, Arne
  • Jalilian, Seyed Ehsan

Abrégé

There is described a method of locating an area of interest in a conduit, comprising: measuring multiple acoustic signals at multiple locations along the conduit; for each acoustic signal, determining its autocorrelation; and applying a relationship to the determined autocorrelations to estimate a location of the area of interest, wherein the relationship is between autocorrelations of acoustic signals measured in a modelled conduit and modelled areas of interest in the modelled conduit, wherein it is assumed that acoustic signals propagating along the modelled conduit reflect from at least one point in the modelled conduit.

Classes IPC  ?

  • G01M 3/24 - Investigating fluid tightness of structures by using fluid or vacuum by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point using infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic vibrations
  • G01D 5/353 - Mechanical means for transferring the output of a sensing member; Means for converting the output of a sensing member to another variable where the form or nature of the sensing member does not constrain the means for converting; Transducers not specially adapted for a specific variable using optical means, i.e. using infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light with attenuation or whole or partial obturation of beams of light the beams of light being detected by photocells influencing the transmission properties of an optical fibre
  • E21B 47/107 - Locating fluid leaks, intrusions or movements using acoustic means
  • E21B 47/117 - Detecting leaks, e.g. from tubing, by pressure testing