The Earth Safe Pipeline technology was developed in response to an urgent need to protect vulnerable environments, while securing the safest transport of petroleum products.
Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
Podium Energy Corporation, (http://www.podiumenergy.ca) announced today that it has developed revolutionary technology that will solve the problem of pipeline oil spills. The company has received both U.S. and Canadian patent awards for its ground-breaking Earth Safe Pipeline technology, which unlike conventional acoustic and pressure based leak detection systems, can provide real-time, 24/7 spill notification and intrusion alert, along with pinpoint location accuracy and complete spill containment.
Until now, a perfect leak detection system has not existed, since many alerts turn out to be false alarms, which can lead to big mistakes, as evidenced by the 2010 spill of 840,000 gallons of oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River that took operators 17 hours to confirm, or the 2013 pipeline rupture that was discovered by a farmer harvesting his wheat fields in North Dakota, that leaked 630,000 gallons of crude oil across an area the size of six football fields.
Installing more of the same ineffective monitoring and analysis equipment is not the answer. With just over half of U.S. pipelines having been installed prior to 1970, the question is not whether pipelines will rupture or leak, but rather how quickly can they be detected and contained when they do happen, so that no damage is done to the surrounding environment.
“The Earth Safe Pipeline technology was developed in response to an urgent need to protect vulnerable environments such as aquifers used for drinking water and irrigation, while securing the safest transport of petroleum products across the United States, Canada and around the world,” said Jefferson Adler, President & CEO at Podium Energy Corp.
“We now have the ability to facilitate North America’s energy needs whilst ensuring real-time leak detection and accurate location, combined with the most effective fluid containment system,” continued Mr. Adler. “It can detect even the smallest of leaks, as well as trauma to the exterior of the pipe, including corrosion cracks. This is a major improvement over existing acoustic and pressure based leak detection technology, whereby all pipeline releases accumulate in the environment until they are detected and the leak can be repaired.”
The Earth Safe Pipeline technology can be adapted or interconnected with existing pipeline structures, and can be powered by green or operator supplied energy to facilitate some of the most important resource pipeline projects both now and in the future.
About Podium Energy
Podium Energy Corporation (http://www.podiumenergy.ca) develops state-of-the-art pipeline & sensory technology, offering unprecedented innovation and safety in the pipeline industry.
Its 24/7 real-time spill notification & intrusion alert, accurate location, and complete containment system can be implemented for all forms of hydrocarbons including: conventional oil, heavy oil sands bitumen, and liquified natural gas. Podium Energy’s mission is to enable the secure flow of valuable hydrocarbons, while protecting the environment for future generations. Podium stands for safety and security.
Headquartered in Edmonton Alberta, Canada; Podium Energy Corporation also has offices in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and holds several International Patents.
If you would like more information about Podium Energy Corporation, its real-time spill notification, location and containment solution or to schedule an interview with a Podium Energy executive, please contact Scott Broady at sbroady(at)keystonemarketing(dot)ca or at 514-693-8905.