ldar audit Articles

  • Enhanced LDAR in the chemical industry

    As a result of recent leak detection and repair (LDAR) audits and the associated issues (as described in the Winter 2009 issue of Environmental Quarterly), EPA is initiating enhanced LDAR programs as part of the most recent consent decrees.1 The enhanced LDAR programs for chemical facilities are more stringent than the enhanced LDAR previously required for the petroleum refining industry. ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • LDAR deficiencies lead to enhanced requirements

    Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs are required as part of the standards established in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 60 (NSPS), 40 CFR 61 (NESHAP), 40 CFR 63 (MACT), and 40 CFR 264 (Hazardous Waste Handling). An LDAR program is a facility’s system of procedures used to locate and repair leaking components (e.g., valves, pumps, connectors, compressors, and agitators) to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GPS Verification for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

    Pen and paper, as well as barcode scanners with handheld computers, have been used in the past to record locations and times for each inspection, but that information can be easily falsified. Many companies face the critical problem of not being able to verify and prove that data was taken correctly and accurately by field technicians. Audits have revealed false numbers that were recorded in ...


    By InspectionLogic Corporation

  • Data Collection for Smart LDAR - Optical Imaging

    Abstract:  Use of infrared cameras to discover gaseous VOCs as part of a Fugitive Emissions Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR) regulatory compliance program is new to the chemical processing and oil ...


    By InspectionLogic Corporation

  • Supporting a global audit program - how the convergence business model provides consistent quality audits and business value case study

    Client: Fortune 500 US Global Company Sector: Pharmaceuticals Services: Environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing for compliance to laws, regulations, company policies, and best practices; EHS Management Systems Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Process Safety; Radiation Safety; Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Fugitive Emissions - Consent Decree Compliance Management; It is Possible!

    Untitled Document INTRODUCTION Fugitive emissions from process equipment such as valves, connectors, pumps, etc. can account for 30 to 60% of a petroleum ...


    By InspectionLogic Corporation

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Whistle Blower

    It is always interesting to get a call from someone at the EPA. "Hey Chris, we have a copy of a database and need some help understanding how the data is stored." It turns out that these specific callers had been auditing a plant and had requested a complete copy of the database. Their questions were very specific and it was very clear they thought someone had been falsifying data. They ...


    By InspectionLogic Corporation

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