An oil refinery or petroleum refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into more useful petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene, etc,. Oil refineries are typically large, sprawling industrial complexes with extensive piping running throughout, carrying streams of fluids between large chemical processing units. The refining process releases a number of different chemicals into the atmosphere mostly Hydrocarbons which...
The Oil & Gas segment is the biggest market for gas detection and analysis equipment. It is common to describe this industry based on the product flow, from “Upstream” exploration and extraction location toward a “Downstream” flow, which end up at the end user home or business. Throughout the Oil and Gas industry, leaks are a real concern.
In petrochemical plants, process oil and oil used for equipment can leak or spill. Water is used to channel spilled oil to plant treatment systems where it then needs removed from the wastewater solution to ensure compliance with wastewater regulations.
In the metal machining industry, oil used to lubricate equipment can leak into coolant during the machining process. When oil is not removed from coolant, the coolant can deteriorate and bacteria can grow. Additionally, wastewater and wash water pick up coolant and oil during the machining process – any coolant or oil must be separated and removed to ensure compliance with wastewater regulations.
GCL can be used in highway and civil applications such as at airport de-icing facilities used to remove ice build up on the surfaces of planes. During the application process, glycol-based de-icing fluids can leak into local stormwater runoff, potentially causing pollution. CETCO GCLs were found compatible with de-icing fluid (glycol diluted 50/50 with water). GCLs can also be used to line roadway drainage swales for containment and prevent excessive percolation, thereby minimizing potential for groundwater...
Our range of SF6 equipment can detect tiny leaks from high voltage switchgear. SF6 gas is both expensive and incredibly dangerous so measurement is vital where personal exposure may occur. Inspection pits can house our fixed SF6 alarming system, the SF6 Areacheck P2. This means that engineers can guarantee they are not entering a confined space which contains SF6 gas.
Fluorescence-based oil in water monitors from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments have been used extensively in industrial water processes for more than 20 years. These low maintenance fluorescence monitors have no significant measurement disturbance from water turbidity or naturally occurring organics in the water. Oil in water monitors can help detect and prevent major oil spills that may cause significant environmental damage and regulatory compliance infractions.
Your facilities and equipment can cause fugitive emissions, leading to environmental pollution and financial losses for your business. We offer a wide range of gas and particulate analyzers to monitor 24h/day your facility and accurately identify sources of leaks. Odors can thus be immediately linked to your operations, identify system leaks, and act quickly to reduce them for the comfort and the health of all, employees and residents. This proactive approach provides tangible elements in reducing complaints...
The quality of welds is becoming increasingly important as customer expectations rise. Products and components are expected to be high quality and not to fail unexpectedly. Such failures have large financial and social consequences which can be avoided with proper inspection techniques, and tools. Inspecting welds directly can reduce costs by detecting defects in earlier stages of manufacturing, reducing the cost of customer returns and extending the life of the components by correcting them.
For reasons of environmental protection, basins often need to be leakproof, e.g. seepage basins on landfill sites. However, it can also be important to ensure, for example, that valuable water does not escape into the subsoil undetected.
Liquefied natural gas owners require improved routine monitoring of facilities for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking LNG can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability. Traditional gas detectors are slow to reach and require a labour intensive process to keep maintained. IR detectors have been used but with limited success because of cross interference from other atmospheric gases.
GasFinder2 can be used as a portable open path gas sensor to survey a large site relatively quickly. Areas of elevated gas concentration can be bracketed using shorter path lengths in order to locate leaking valves, flanges or fittings.
Protecting a pressurized gas pipeline system from leaks and corrosion and minimizing downtime are among the most important responsibilities that oil and gas companies have. According to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International, corrosion alone costs the industry over $1.3 billion a year.
Unlike base liners, surface liners are not buried at some point under many metres of waste and instead are usually protected over the course of many years only by a 1-metre thick mineral layer. As a result, there can be uncertainty about the integrity of their leak-proofing characteristics, particularly if the land is subsequently used for other purposes; however, at the same time, repairs are also possible at reasonable cost if the location of any damage can be established.
Natural gas pipeline owners require improved routine monitoring of pipelines for safety, economic and regulatory reasons. Leaking natural gas can cause explosions leading to loss of life and property. Loss of product through undetected leaks dramatically reduces a pipeline operator’s profitability.
There are a lot of waterproofing systems inside a building. Their only purpose is to tight
Waterproofing systems are the major component to protect a building and the people inside against water and moisture. To be able to protect, they have to tight for the whole lifespan of the building. Unfortuneately there are a lot of reasons, why waterproofing systems can fail. Eventually, every waterproofing system starts leaking.
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To do maintenance on waterproofing systems,...
Failures to oil and gas pipelines can have severe environmental consequences and cost billions of dollars to rectify. Because of this, safety regulations governing these pipelines are becoming more stringent and visible.
In recent years, combustible gas leak detection has grown in importance because of increased safety concerns, performances of products/systems, liability concerns, health concerns, and warranties. Gas leak detection is a way of nondestructive testing of dangerous combustible gases from sealed components or systems. Leaks can easily result from poor seals and connections, as well as from inadequate welds. Slow gas leaks from small defects or vibrations can be dangerous, expensive, frustrating, time consuming, and...
Hospitals and other types of Health Care institutions produces growing constant volumes of defined “redlisted” Hazardous Waste. Of the total Hospital Waste volumes generally growing shares (40-60%) of the total waste are contaminated and should be sterilized. Therefore the Health Care Sector needs to increase the waste process decontamination capacities. If you are running all waste through the Ozonator you can solve all these problems combined with up to 90 % volume reduction.