Wales First pipeline monitoring project in Wales for SIXENSE

Last summer, SIXENSE was awarded by Wales & West Utilities to monitor a gas main at Craig Cefn Parc, close to Swansea in South Wales. Far away from the busy and noisy London, on a quiet piece land occupied by a few folks of sheep, 54 spot weldable Strain Gauges (18 sections in total) were installed along 600 meters of pipe. This new gas main is a diversion away from the previous section which, buried in the ground, moved over the past years due to landslides causing the main to leak. This time, our client is keen to monitor the movements to ensure that any future deformation of the main that may happen in the next 5-10 years will be detected by our monitoring system.

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