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Experiences from the use of a specially constructed field gas laboratory site for controlled gas leak simulation

A test field has been constructed in order to test different types of gas detection and visualisation devices. This test field has been designed in order to both provide possibilities to visualise gas leaks with a defined location of the leak and also to visualise diffuse leaks from pipes located at normal depth and with normal back fill material. The test field is equipped with facilities to monitor and record all parameters that are relevant to gas detection (e.g. wind speed/direction, ground and air temperature, gas flow, leak size).

The test field has during the project been used to produce images and videos of leaks with controlled flows and to test the gas detection devices that have been developed within the project.

The test field can be used in the future for education and research purposes when training gas utility staff or when testing new gas detection instruments and methods during real world conditions.

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SVENSKT GASTEKNISKT CENTER AB
Nobelvaegen 66
205 09 MALMOE
Sweden
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