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Hifi releases new technology platform for long distance pipeline safety

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World Pipelines,

Hifi Engineering Inc. (Hifi), a developer and supplier of leading edge fibre optic sensing technologies, has announced a new technology platform with increased capacity and capability for long distance distributed monitoring for pipelines and other high fidelity applications.

The new high fidelity dynamic sensing system, or HDS™ is a specialised, patent pending, data interrogation and analysis platform developed to enhance and support Hifi’s proprietary fibre optic sensors, across various distributed applications. The Hifi system delivers highly accurate integrated sensing of acoustics, temperature, vibration and strain. The increased channel capacity and new machine learning capability reinforces HDS as the industry standard for multiple applications, including highly technical applications such as preventative pipeline leak detection.

“We are very excited to be deploying Hifi’s new HDS technology across pipeline industry installations in Canada and the United States,” said John Hull, Hifi’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “Adding the improved long distance capacity and machine learning capability to our HDS technology can help to support the industry in achieving 100% pipeline safety.”

The HDS system has been first deployed by Husky Midstream, and is currently on a number of shorter pipeline segments in high consequence areas as well as a new longer distance pipeline build in excess of 150 km. Hifi HDS will be the design standard for new Husky Midstream large diameter pipeline projects.

Hifi’s HDS technology development was assisted by the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products (ACAMP), a unique industry-led product development centre with an advanced technology focus on electronics hardware, firmware, sensors, and embedded systems. “ACAMP is proud to have helped contribute to Hifi’s powerful HDS technology and play a part in improving pipeline safety for the industry,” said Ken Brizel, CEO for ACAMP.

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