- Conference date: 15–20 July 2012
- Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Permanently installed guided wave sensors are an attractive option for pipeline inspection as they offer significant inspection cost reductions and enhanced damage monitoring. This paper presents a statistical method with which data collected from industrial sensor installations over time can be analyzed to detect damage with set probabilities of detection and false-calling, and to model how damage sensitivity will evolve over time as a result of environmental effects. This information can be then used to actively adjust the data collection interval of permanently installed sensors in order to guarantee the detection of a given magnitude of damage growth.
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