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Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #8 Sustainability

The main reason for pipeline operators to monitor their pipeline network for Third Party Interferences is because they want to prevent incidents that could hinder product delivery, cause environmental damages, or pose a threat to nearby communities. However, if aerial inspections are used to monitor this network, communities are still disturbed by noise, polluting CO2 […]

Striking the satellite balance

Grounded in years of research, CoSMiC-EYE is one of the most cost effective satellite monitoring solutions. The key is an intelligent use of open and commercial data. Open data sources scan the pipeline network at a high temporal frequency. More expensive commercial satellites are only tasked at locations where our AI algorithms flag activities based […]

Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #6 Scalability

𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? Common ways of monitoring pipeline networks are by aerial inspection, or by car patrol. But what happens when the network increases in size? Or when the monitoring frequency has to be increased to maintain a safety level under the trend of increasing groundworks for the energy transition? An additional helicopter flight is […]

Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #5: Reliability

𝗔𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲: All sensors have their strengths and weaknesses. Or do they? CoSMiC-EYE fuses multiple satellites together to overcome the conventional weaknesses of aerial-based inspections. The combination of satellites cancels out the individual weaknesses of each respective sensor. As a result, CoSMiC-EYE has proven to provide data and analytics in all weather conditions, at […]

Field inspection of Third-Party Interferences

Last week our data scientist Alessandro Marzo and M&S intern Ana Stavreva joined in the field inspection round of Third-Party Interferences (TPI) detected by our CoSMiC-EYE pipeline monitoring solution. These inspection rounds are part of our continuous system improvement and validation efforts and are used to test new service features under real-life conditions. For Alessandro […]

Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #4: Complete Database

𝗔 𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴: data access and availability are key for decision making and therefore integrating satellite derived intelligence with information from the field adds value. A pipeline operator needs a complete overview by having access to all relevant sources at any place and time to come to a conclusion. CoSMiC-EYE fulfils these […]

Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #3 No fly-zone monitoring

𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗼-𝗳𝗹𝘆 𝘇𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀: often, parts of a pipeline network run through no-fly zones such as urban areas and airports, causing that aerial inspection by helicopter is not possible. Satellite-based Pipeline Monitoring allows to monitor pipelines where aircrafts as well as drones are off-limits, or only allowed to fly very high. 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 […]

A new member in the commercial team

This summer, Ana Stavreva joined the commercial team of Orbital Eye. Welcome, Ana, we are happy to have you on-board! Below an introduction by Ana: “My name is Ana Stavreva, and I am a third year business student at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Coming from Bulgaria, I increase the team diversity of […]

TPI Tuesday – Benefits of Satellite Based Pipeline Monitoring #2: Monitoring of remote areas

Monitoring remote areas in seconds: pipeline networks are often spread over large areas and run through different types of landscapes; from dense forests and mountains to seaside areas. Frequent monitoring of the remote areas by ground patrolling is challenging, due to the travel time, fuel costs and inaccessibility of locations. However, satellites can monitor even […]