via+ identifies and monitors the effects of ground movement on pipelines. Our ground movement monitoring service (GMMS) detects some of the most common hazards that impact buried pipelines, including:
- Slope movement
- Seismic activities
- Ground subsidence
These types of movement can impact a buried pipeline instantaneously or incrementally. Over time the cumulative effects of movements can impact pipeline integrity.
Small movements are usually characterized in terms of centimeters per year or less. via+ has demonstrated that these movements and the assessment of their impacts can be successfully monitored and analyzed with the use of radar satellite technology. The benefits of our GMMS service are:
- Cost savings in pipeline operation and maintenance
- Demonstration of due diligence by improved practices beyond current standards
GMMS is an ideal solution for operators whose pipelines are prone to ground movement hazards.
Whether the causes of ground movement are seasonal, episodic, sudden, irregular or continuous, via+ can design a remote sensing program to meet your company's needs.
Using via+'s GMMS service demonstrates a company's serious commitment to higher standards of environmental and regulatory due diligence.