Pipeline Leak Detection Methods, Requirements, and Practical Considerations


There is increasing interest in understanding more about pipeline leak detection methods and how to implement them for liquid pipelines. Leak detection is a diverse topic drawing on a broad range of technical skills and experience. This presentation will provide an overview of leak detection methods focussing on their applicability for upstream and midstream liquid pipelines. Also, the latest pipeline regulatory requirements, including how leak detection fits into Pipeline Safety and Loss Management programs, will be presented. The presentation will close with a discussion of practical applications and lessons learned on recent projects.

Advance registration only. Registration at the door is not available. Participants must sign-in at the Security Desk in the T2 Building prior to the seminar, and must sign-out upon leaving.


» 5:30 Registration

» 6:00 Welcoming

» 6:10 Alberta IoT Association Introduction

» 6:20 Presentation

» 7:00 Break and a Quick Snack

» 7:30 Presentation Resumes

» 8:15 Q&A

» 8:30 Networking

» 9:00 Doors close


  Date and Time




  • 110 - 12 Ave SW
  • Attendees need to sign in with TransAlta Security
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada T2P 2M1
  • Room Number: Auditorium - Basement
  • Co-sponsored by Ehsan Abbasi
  • Starts 19 November 2018 08:59 PM
  • Ends 07 January 2019 04:00 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
  • Admission fee ?
  • Register


Ian Butterworth, P.Eng. Manager Leak Detection Systems & ICS Security, Beta-Tech Inc.

Ian Butterworth, P.Eng. Manager Leak Detection Systems & ICS Security, Beta-Tech Inc.


Ian Butterworth, P.Eng. manages the implementation of pipeline leak detection systems and control system cyber security at Beta-Tech. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree with many years of multidisciplinary work in pipeline and facility control systems, both locally and internationally. Ian is active with committees and industry groups such as the APEGA Investigative Committee, the APEGA Mentoring Program, and is an International Society of Automation, ISA 99/IEC 624434 committee member.