EnergySolutions Testing Confirms Leak Detection Performance

    HOUSTON, August 7 /CNW/ - Energy Solutions International, Inc., the
Houston-based leading global supplier of oil and gas pipeline management
software, conducted two recent tests of its PipelineManager(R) leak detection
application as part of the company's commitment to quality and measuring
return on investment for its customers. The results proved excellent,
specifically in terms of detection time and location accuracy.

    PipelineManager was tested on a North American refined products pipeline.
The leak detection application successfully detected a 4% leak on two
occasions, both in less than five minutes, and also detected a 1% leak in six
minutes. The percentage leak is based on the amount of material flowing
through the pipeline, so a pipeline moving 5,000 barrels per hour with a 1%
leak is losing 50 barrels per hour. In the first two tests, the leak location
was accurately identified to within one mile. In the third test,
PipelineManager located the leak to within 4 miles of its actual location.

    PipelineManager also was tested on a South American crude oil pipeline.
It successfully detected a 0.1% leak in 40 minutes, and repeatedly detected a
3% leak in less than five minutes. PipelineManager consistently located the
leak to within a few feet of the actual leak location.

    "It is very exciting to see such excellent results from recent online
tests utilizing PipelineManager 3.0," said Morten Kristiansen, EnergySolutions
product manager.

    "Detection sensitivity and location accuracy are the differentiators in
leak detection," said Dr. Jo Webber, chief executive officer of
EnergySolutions. "PipelineManager helps pipeline operators protect their
assets and the environment from the effects of corrosion due to aging,
third-party accidents that damage the pipeline or intentional theft by
breaching the pipeline."

    EnergySolutions is offering three white papers on leak detection for free
download from its Web site,

    About Energy Solutions International

    Energy Solutions International, Inc. is the leading global supplier of
pipeline management software for the oil and gas industry. The company's broad
range of integrated products drives excellence in operational efficiency,
throughput management, and pipeline safety and transaction management. Founded
in 1976 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, EnergySolutions serves more than
250 clients in 45 countries through its offices in the United States, United
Kingdom, Dubai, India, China and Canada. For more information, visit


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