New internal leak detector launched by Italian manufacturer
Biffi Italia, a manufacturer of valve actuators, has announced the launch of its latest electronic pipeline monitoring system for leak detection in high and low pressure environments including liquid and gas pipelines.
Part of the company's range of internal leak detectors, ELBS-20, the company says, was designed to monitor the integrity of gas and fluid pipelines and can be used in conjunction with any type of valve actuator and a range of pressure sensors. The unit monitors the pipeline pressure and is designed to command the actuators to initiate the fail safe position in case of failure.
The ELBS-20 module measures safety parameters including pressure increase, decrease and sudden drop, as well as low and high limit exceeded levels. Recorded data can be downloaded to portable electronic devices though a number of communication ports, including Bluetooth, RS485 point-to-point and RS232 interfaces. The device also contains an SOV integrity check function, which monitors system availability at all times.
Based on Biffi's ELBS-10 range, the ELBS-20 offers additional features including a single cabinet for batteries and electronics and an integrated external power supply module. Capable of operating in temperatures from -40° C to 75° C, the new unit is now also able to manage pressures from 10 to 1000 bar, according to the company.