The paper considers the possibilities for gas distribution organizations opened up by the telemetrical data analysis technology.
In the resent decade, leading national enterprises and organizations paid much attention to collection and in-depth analysis
of the data on their own business processes. This paper focuses on looking for non-obvious patterns that cannot be detected
by monitoring standard spreadsheets and diagrams. The ultimate goal of the study is the improvement of the company's efficiency by changing business processes based on the new knowledge.
Nowadays the data have become a commodity. By analogy with the manufacturing cycle: the higher the data processing degree the higher the data cost. Due to telemetry, gas distribution companies have significant data volumes on equipment operation at serviced facilities, but this potential is wasted. To benefit from data ownership, the authors propose to apply the latest methods of analysis and artificial intellect technologies to telemetrical data processing and addressing relevant practical gas industry issues.
As an alternative to the development of new programs, it is possible to use inexpensive specialized Russian software as an instrument for data processing.
The paper presents examples of preventing accidents at gas distribution facilities and assessing gas losses caused by accidents, leaks and emergency discharges. The acceptable quality of forecasting and estimating losses has been achieved. The relevance of the tasks is confirmed by Rostekhnadzor data demonstrating stabilization of the accident rate at gas networks, as well as by the lack of equipment and methods for estimating gas losses in critical situations.
In the final part of the paper, the authors put forward new approaches to working with data ensuring their suitability for analytical processing. The provided example is related to applying a new approach to the equipment replacement procedure, which takes into account its actual condition. This strategy allows to avoid emergency failures and at the same time premature equipment replacement.
Keywords: TELEMETRICAL DATA ANALYSIS, GAS PIPELINE ACCIDENT, GAS LOSSES, TELEMETRY, GAS PRESSURE, GAS DISTRIBUTION.