A researcher at a Norwegian university has developed a portable device which is capable of identifying leaks and other damage suffered by pipelines situated in turgid or inaccessible waters.

The device, developed by Jasper Agbakwuru during his PhD studies at the University of Stavanger, is small enough to be held manually by a single person, and can be conveyed via a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to pipelines located in rivers or oceans waters which are difficult to access. The…