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  StarTrak Pipeline Technologies, Inc       
    27233 West Highway Blvd
    Katy, Texas. 77494
    Phone (281) 391-6311

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Orbcomm Case Study
When StarTrak Pigging Technologies. Inc. needed to monitor and control clients' remote pipeline operations safely and efficiently, they partnered with ORBCOMM.








The StarTrak system uses the ORBCOMM low-earth orbit satellite network to transmit critical data immediately from on-land and offshore pipelines to clients via the Internet or file transfer. Using this reliable, end to end system, clients can reduce operating costs, lower potential liability and increase their bottom line.




Put your pipeline networks under moreeffective control
ORBCOMM and StarTrak have teamed up to provide an innovative, turn-key monitoring solution that
revolutionizes the way clients manage their remote pipeline operations. The timely, cost-effective transmission of information enables valued clients to streamline their business processes, maintain high safety standards, reduce asset risk and preserve their investments. An example of this end-to-end solution is described below:

Offshore Pipeline Operations
An acoustic system transmits a train of pulses to the surface upon passage of the magnetic pig or on command. The pulses are received by instrumentation housed on a permanently positioned buoy. The digitzed data is transmitted through the ORBCOMM system to a central operating control station on land or at the offshore platform.


Benefits

  • Allows clients to operate their pipeline systems safely and efficiently
  • Reports cathodic data, including rectifier current and voltage in order to protect against corrosion and potential line failure
  • Provides station identification, accurate time by atomic clock and speed of magnetic pig at master stations
  • Monitors flow conditions and calculates slippage factor 
  • Aids automatic pig and sphere launching facilities
  • Monitors compressor and pumping equipment
  • Reports pipe-to-soil potential at master station and sub-station.



Technical Overview
Permanent monitoring stations are positioned along the route of the pipeline at intervals typically
five miles apart. Between these stations, there are usually cathodic test stations at road and river
crossings where access is available. Pipe-to-soil measurements may be monitored through sub-stations linked to the master station by radio communication, electromagnetic communication utilizing the pipe as a conductor, hard wiring or a direct link to Pipeline Control (PLC) through the
ORBCOMM satellite communications network. The data is passed through a terrestrial link to the StarTrak monitoring and control facility and then immediately sent to the client via Internet or file transfer.

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StarTrak Pigging Technologies
27233 West Highway Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77494
Ph. 281-391-6311
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