Operation & maintenance for pipeline management

Support for the protection and efficient operation of pipelines

  • Identification of irregular behaviour in pipeline operation on site or via remote access
  • Swift response to leak or theft events enabled by emergency support systems
  • Inspection and maintenance to increase system life cycle

Operation & maintenance for pipeline management

Support for the protection and efficient operation of pipelines

  • Identification of irregular behaviour in pipeline operation on site or via remote access
  • Swift response to leak or theft events enabled by emergency support systems
  • Inspection and maintenance to increase system life cycle


While a well-planned and tested pipeline management system works reliably for many years there might be conditions during pipeline operation which have not been considered during the project phase. These could include planned changes of the pipeline operations, such as changing the transported product, but also unplanned situations such as leakages or product theft.

KROHNE offers a variety of services to support the safe and efficient operation of pipelines. Our pipeline management experts provide on- and offline analyses to identify irregular behaviour in the pipeline operation. These can be performed on site or via remote access. In the case of an emergency a 24/7 hotline is available to guarantee swift response to leak or theft events. Furthermore KROHNE offers regular system reviews and reports, system and software updates and inspection and maintenance of the pipeline management system equipment to increase system life cycle.

In case of illegal tapping and product theft on a pipeline KROHNE offer a post theft analysis service. A variety of data regarding the theft history will be analysed to determine time and location-specific indicators to identify future similar events in advance. All these services can be provided on demand or via a pre-defined maintenance agreement at fixed costs. Customers benefit from routine maintenance schedules and instant access to the services whenever required.

Product features and options depend on device configuration: Contact us to make sure that your preferred functionality can be combined in one device.

  • On- and offline analysis of pipeline processes
  • Maintenance contracts and service level agreements
  • 24/7 Customer support and emergency hotline
  • Preventative care of system equipment
  • Regular system reviews and reports
  • System and software updates
  • Post theft analysis

Related solutions

PipePatrol Leak Detection

Solution for pipeline leak detection and localisation

  • E-RTTM (Extended Real Time Transient Model) based leak detection and localisation
  • Highly accurate and extremely reliable leak information
  • Meets API 1130, API 1175, AB 864, German TRFL standards and CSA Z662
  • System is either independent, or can be integrated with existing systems

PipePatrol Theft Detection

Solution for product theft detection

  • Fast and reliable identification and localisation of unauthorised or illegal product discharges
  • Dedicated theft pattern recognition for product theft detection
  • Initiation of alarms within minutes to stop theft in the act

PipePatrol Line Break Detection

Solution for pipeline rupture detection

  • Efficient and instant detection of pipeline ruptures, especially for high consequence areas
  • Pipeline rupture pattern recognition system for automatic emergency shutdown
  • Reliable and fast acting response systems and procedures to minimise environmental effects and danger

PipePatrol Predictive Modeling

Solution for prediction of pipeline conditions

  • Simulation tool to predict pipeline conditions from current operating and manually definable static data
  • Forecast future events and states of pipelines

PipePatrol Batch Tracking

Solution for batch and interface tracking in multi-product pipelines

  • Determination of the position of a batched product and identifying the mixing zone
  • Predictions for arrival times and amounts of pure product available
  • Safe operation and optimum capacity use of the pipeline

PipePatrol Tightness Monitoring

Solution for detection of small and gradual leaks

  • Detection of gradual leaks using standard pressure and temperature instrumentation
  • Continuous and automatic reporting according to regulatory requirements
  • Avoid negative effects on normal pipeline operation

PipePatrol Stress Monitoring

Solution for monitoring of pipeline lifetime stress

  • Evaluation and documentation of lifetime stress
  • Assessment of the remaining pipeline service life
  • Monitoring of pressure measurements at sensor points

PipePatrol Pump Monitoring

Control cabinet solution for monitoring of pumps and motors

  • Monitoring of the essential mechanical, electrical, and hydrodynamic measurement values
  • Reduction of the operational energy consumption through demand-oriented system management

PipePatrol Cyber Security

Cyber security solution for pipeline management

  • Complementing solutions for pipeline monitoring and protection
  • Protection against cyber risks
  • Secure communication, fulfilling the latest standards

PipePatrol Data acquisition

Data transmission solution for pipelines

  • Reliable systems for data acquisition and transmission and components for data encryption
  • Particularly safe communication, fulfilling the latest safety standards

Related services

Consultancy & engineering for pipeline management

From operation and design of pipelines, through to certification

  • Design of safe and reliable pipeline systems
  • Consultancy during the whole project lifecycle by experienced pipeline management experts
  • Support in the selection of the right technology and instrumentation
  • Support of certification according to legal requirements

Start-up & commissioning for pipeline management

Service support during the initiation of projects and implementation in the field

  • Consultancy during the implementation of projects
  • On-site commissioning services
  • Assurance of smooth and continuous operation in the field
  • Training of staff before system implementation

System calibration & validation for pipeline management

Optimisation to operating conditions and achieving full performance

  • Calibration of pipeline protection and monitoring systems
  • Adjustments according to the application requirements to increase sensitivity and enable the accurate identification of pipeline incidents
  • System validation according to effectiveness and certification

Training for pipeline management

Seminars and workshops on pipeline protection and monitoring systems

  • In-depth training of operational, engineering and maintenance personnel
  • From web-based eLearning to extensive on-site workshops
  • Customised to suit the specific requirements of the operator and the application