Theft Net, from Atmos International, is a data-analysis service that uses specialist engineers to interpret data collected from pipelines to accurately pinpoint illegal tapping points.
By using a combination of hardware, software, and skilled engineering analysis this unique service has already been deployed on a number of refined-product pipeline networks in the UK and several other countries.
The amount of thefts being detected and accurately located has reduced from one a week to one every few of months in the UK, believed to be as a result of implementation of the Theft Net service and Atmos’ technology acting as a deterrent to thieves.
Following the system’s success in the UK, Atmos International’s Costa Rica team has commenced setting up the service for pipelines in Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
The Latin American Theft Net division, based in Atmos International’s Costa Rica office in San Jose, will bring welcome relief to pipeline operators in Latin America under attack from high-tech thieves.
Alonso Jimenez, Business Development Manager at Atmos International Latin America, said “These thieves are very clever. They cut the fibre optic cables along the pipelines, an easy way to incapacitate the fibre optic intruder detection systems.
“Customers want Theft Net because it is sensitive and can quickly locate multiple theft locations along a pipeline at the same time.”
Atmos International provides pipeline leak and theft detection and simulation technology to the oil, gas, water, and associated industries.
Headquartered in Manchester, UK, the company was founded in 1995 to supply the statistical pipeline-leak-detection system Atmos Pipe, now one of a suite of leak-detection solutions from the company.
For further information visit the Atmos International’s website.