Computational Pipeline Monitoring leak detection on multiphase fluid pipelines

Multiphase flow represents a significant portion of the products transported in Canadian pipelines. Each of the many phases in a multiphase flow has its own unique characteristics, all of which will contribute to an added layer of complexity in the detection and subsequent localization of a leak. Current technology that compares pressure variations to identify a leak is unreliable for leaks that are less than 1% of the flow volume [1].