Sixense start critical pipeline monitoring project in Wales

Last summer, Sixense were awarded the monitoring of a gas main by Wales & West Utilities at Craig Cefn Parc, close to Swansea in South Wales.


Far from the busy and noisey London, on a quiet piece of land occupied by a few flock of sheep, 54 Spot Weldable Strain Gauges (18 sections in total) were installed along 600 meters of pipe.


This new gas main is a diversion away from the previous section which, buried in the ground, moved over the past years due to landslides causing the main to leak. This time, our client is keen to monitor the movements to ensure that any future deformation of the gas main that may happen in the next 5-10 years will be detected by our monitoring system.