Expert Witness Forensic Engineer Industrial Controls Automation New Orleans
Arthur Zatarain
Project Profile
Industrial Accident: Pipeline Leak Detection Failure

Industrial accident:  undetected leak on a liquid pipeline fitted with a PLC and computer-based leak detection system. The system used radio communications to monitor pressure, temperature, and flow at key points along the pipeline. This data was transmitted via SCADA and accumulated within a PC-based leak detection subsystem. The forensic analysis involved isues of systems integration, reliability of field devices, radio links, and data integrity in a realtime leak detection system.



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