hydrocarbon leak test Articles

  • Is your Plant as tight as you think? Leak Detector for extremely toxic Gases, a Field Test Report

    Leak detection of commodity gases in chemical plants is a day-to-day practice. The sensor technology available for this application is field proven and reliable. No question about it, existing sensors will do the job. However, in plants manufacturing or handling extremely toxic substances, the picture is different. For example, take phosgene. The existing sensor technology for leak detection ...

  • Rapid Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Soil and Water by Infrared Spectroscopy

    In 1988 the US EPA estimated that there were 3 to 5 million underground chemical storage tanks (UST’s) in the United States, of which up to 1% would develop leaks every year. In response to growing concerns about the quality and future availability of safe drinking water, federal and state programs have begun to systematically replace virtually all UST’s installed before 1986 either with above ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Emergency response and remediation of a petrol leak: petrol filling station

    Project: Emergency Fuel Leak at an Operational Petrol Station Client: Franchised petrol station operator Services: Emergency response/leak management, regulator negotiation, site investigation, remediation and verification Summary: Responsive, pragmatic advice and robust regulator negotiations aided rapid characterisation ...

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • Oil in frac water testing

    The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well. Whether the water is going to be taken off site for disposal or reused for re-injection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the wa-ter. Waiting for remote laboratory results can take several days to a week. The InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • A Simplified Procedure for the Determination of TPH’s in Waters and Soils Using the HC-404 System

    The determination of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), greases, and lubricant residues are important environmental and industrial tests. Fuel and lube oils can be determined in water and soils to track spills and storage tank leaks, while many military and industrial situations require certain components (gas regulators, space shuttle components, weaponry parts, etc.) to have a maximum limit of ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Munox SR Remediates Oil Seepage on Caribbean Island

    Munox SR bioaugmentation remediated petroleum seepage on a Caribbean Island by NRG Save of Toronto.  For several years on-going surface seepage from a crude petroleum leak was collected in a pit to prevent further surface flow.  Recently, Munox SR was added to the pit and to the ground surface.  After 6 days the water in the pit was visibly cleaner.  After 12 days ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • On-Site TPH in Soil Measurements

    On-site analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration levels in soil are easily handled using the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers manufactured by Wilks Enterprise, Inc.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are portable infrared (IR) analyzers that quickly determine TPH levels in less than 10-15 minutes, including the extraction.  Concentrations as low as 10 ppm to well over 10,000 - ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • TransCanada Pipelines - Alberta, Canada

    Service: SmartBall - Gas Leak Detection Client: TransCanada Pipelines Project Date: 2010 Type of Pipeline: Natural Gas Diameter: 16-inch Pipe Material: Steel Length: 68.9 KM Flow Rate: 3 meters/second Pure Technologies completed a demonstration inspection of a portion of the Grande Prairie Mainline gas transmission ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Engine cell exhaust: Catalytic oxidizer

    Overview Endurance testing of outboard motors for boats has typically been done in lakes and sometimes on barges. This testing was time consuming, presented logistic problems and removed the testing from the R & D department and the factory. When a company in Oklahoma decided to build their own endurance test cell area, the Environmental Protection Agency required them to control the ...

  • Diesel Oxidation Catalyst for Marine Vessel

    Description Eight MTU 16V4000 (1800 kW) diesel engines powering two electric motors for the yacht Octopus, owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen. At the time of launch in 2003 it was the largest private luxury yacht in the world, costing over US$200 million and with a permanent crew of 60. Challenge Design specifications called for the use of advanced exhaust after-treatment for ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Detecting Gases: What You Can`t Smell Can Hurt You

    Walking through a drill-site area, a worker smells rotten eggs and stops tor a minute or two to assess where a gas leak might exist. Rubbing his itchv eves as he investigates further, he notices that he no longer smells the tell¬tale hydrogen sulphide odour. He does not realize that the gas has deadened his olfactory senses and unless he leaves the area within seconds, he could lose ...

  • Monitoring Phenol in Water

    The Situation A plant located in the eastern United States manufactures phenolic resin for applications in plastics molding. This plant uses well water for cooling its reaction process and then discharges the water into a local creek. A leak in the reactor and associated cooling equipment would cause phenol and phenolic compounds to contaminate the cooling water. Such a leak could ...

  • Maersk line - ballast tank cleaning

    Overview The following is an internal document from Maersk highlighting the use of SpillAway's NavalKleen II product for the bioremediation of No.6 heavy fuel oil that had leaked into the ballast tank of SL Atlantic. At the point that SpillAway were asked to help, the contaminated ballast water had been removed and the tank physically cleaned, however, residues left in the tank were still ...


  • Detecting Hydrogen Gas and Fires: Seeing the Unseen

    Hydrogen usage is growing. The general public sees and reads about hydrogen as an alternative fuel for cars. However, the big use for hydrogen is found in hydrocarbon processing and other important manufacturing processes. Hydrogen is the first element on the periodic table and is an essential element in the manufacturing of many of our everyday products. We must have respect for its explosive ...

  • Smart LDAR — more cost-effective?

    On December 19, 2008, EPA issued a final rule establishing a voluntary Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from process equipment (FR Vol. 73, Number 246), thereby providing the regulated community additional flexibility in complying with leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements. The AWP allows owners or ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Reducing coal plants effluent discharge and waste pit volumes

    The OSEI Corporation manufactures Oil Spill Eater II a first response bioremediation product that utilizes natures own process to convert hydrocarbon contaminants to CO2 by speeding up natures process to remediate hydrocarbons in a matter of days or weeks compared to waiting decades, reducing the time toxic hydrocarbons can adversely effect the environment. OSE II can quickly ...

  • Controlling odors from creosote utilizing foam-based technology

    From approximately 1910 until the mid-1950s, a creosote plant operated on a 50 acre site in Manville, New Jersey. During its operation, the wood treatment facility treated railroad ties with creosote and discharged the excess creosote via canals to two waste lagoons located on the site. After treatment, wood was stored in areas of the site where excess creosote dripped onto surface soils and ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Management and risk assessment of a chemical spill: engineering facility

    Project: Management and Risk Assessment of a Cleaning Effluent Spill  Client: Confidential Services: Spill response, environmental sampling, risk assessment, regulator liaison Summary: Proportionate risk assessment and pollution management to safeguard local surface waters and satisfy regulator requirements ...

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

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