A Petroleum Leakage Detection System

Salami S.O (Department of Computer Engineering, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria)
Green O.O (Department of Computer Engineering, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria)
Akinrinlola Ibitoye (Department of Computer Engineering, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria)

Article ID: 1553

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/ese.v2i1.1553


This paper presents report of a design work on petroleum leakage detectionsystem. It is a system that is designed to monitor seepage of petroleumproducts across pipeline installations. The design work which was simulated on a PROTEUS software, consists of a gas detecting sensor (GH-312),an 8-bit (AT89C51) Microcontroller, an alarm system and a remote PC. Itwas implemented as a laboratory prototype to sense seepages, generate analarm and also send an alert message to a PC at remote location. Testing ofthe prototype was carried out in the laboratory using methane gas which is acomponent gas contained in petroleum products. Result shows an actuatedalarm (upon the release of gas from test tube) and an instant alert messageon the PC.


Pipeline; Sensor; Microcontroller; Detection; Alarm

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