Mining Pipelines

Mining Pipelines

Slurry Pipelines

Slurry pipelines transport abrasive and often chemically active materials that have a tendency to thin pipe walls and present further challenges to the longevity of the pipeline.

Failures can lead to unsafe conditions, unplanned downtime, damage to the environment and financial risk.

Monitoring slurry pipelines with Terra15's distributed sensing solutions guarantees the operator minimised downtime and maximum pipeline efficiency.

Tailings Pipelines

Tailings pipelines transport hazardous waste materials from processing plants to tailings storage facilities where containment is essential.

Pipeline leakage, nozzle blockage or unmanaged discharge on a tailings storage facility can lead to erosion of embankments and their subsequent weakening, leading to failure in the worst scenario. This represents a significant threat to workers, the public, the environment and continuing operation.

By monitoring these critical assets Terra15 provides operators with real-time information needed to maintain pipeline assets. This in turn helps prevent environmental and financial damages through fines and clean-up costs.

Process Pipelines

Leaks on mine site process pipelines can be costly, damaging to the surrounding area and pose a significant risk to personnel safety and infrastructure.

Monitoring pipelines on site with Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) gives miners the information needed to accurately locate issues and act quickly, allowing for faster response times, reduced maintenance costs and unplanned downtime.

Terra15’s AssureSrv Solution

AssureSrv can help minimise these operational, financial and environmental risks through 24/7 remote monitoring of slurry and tailings pipelines using the patented Treble distributed acoustic sensing interrogator.

Terra15 provides bespoke solutions tailored to the unique needs of each operator and their pipelines.

Our advanced analytic solution provides real-time state reports and notifications of specific events to the pipeline operator. Giving them a truly diagnostic view of their asset.


24/7 pipeline monitoring
24/7 real-time and remote condition monitoring
Distributed sensing
Distributed Sensing: Sensor points at every meter or few meters along the entire pipeline
Reduced unplanned downtime with Terra15's pipeline monitoring service
Reduced unplanned downtime
Optimise your pipeline inspection and maintenance plans
Optimise inspection and maintenance programs
Fiber optic cables do not require power to function with a distributed acoustic sensing interrogator, such as Terra15's Treble+
No need for power to be provided at the sensing points nor the replacement of battery powered sensors
High quality data is provided by the Treble+ distributed acoustic sensing interrogator
No need to manage complex data telemetry with limited and infrequent data

Terra15's AssureSrv solution provides:

  • Real-time detection of leaks, tampering and condition changes
  • Continuous 24/7 remote monitoring
  • Meter scale resolution along the entire length of the pipeline
  • Reduced unplanned downtime
  • Improved productivity and throughput

What can be monitored:

  • Leaks
  • Blockages
  • Scale build up
  • Tampering and theft
  • Flow states (Slurry)
  • Discharge distribution (Tailings)