leak testing training Articles

  • Seek the Leak

    Federal regulations (with stiff penalties) govern how to deal with refrigerant emissions. Of course, installing a good facility refrigerant management plan can keep your organization ...


    By IHS

  • Evaluating Leaks in a Soil Gas Sampling Train

    ABSTRACT The current advisory for active soil gas investigations in California requires leak tests to be conducted at eveiy soil gas probe while taking a sample. A leak may allow ambient ak into the sample train thus diluting the soil gas and underestimating the results. Also, the leak check compound itself may have impurities thereby contaminating the sample. The advisoiy suggests leak ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • Quantitative leak testing for soil gas wells using a commercially available helium tracer shroud

    In this paper we present design considerations, use, procedures and validation data for a commercially available Helium tracer soil gas sampling shroud that can be rented from an internationally accredited environmental testing laboratory with soil gas measurement capabilities. Soil Gas Sampling using the Helium shroud technique described in Appendix C, page 57, CA DTSC Soil Gas Advisory Document ...

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • 7 Factors to Help Maintain a Healthy Gas Leak Detection Programme

    We’ve put together seven important factors that are worth considering before, during and after use of gas leak detection equipment. Whether investing in refrigerant gas leak detection equipment as part of compliance for the F-Gas Regulations or for one of the other many benefits that gas leak detection offers, it is important to be aware of the key factors that can be put in place to help ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • The beverage industry`s incorrect way of monitoring for CO2 leaks

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the primary compressed gas used for beverages at major fast food chains. This gas is also used in restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores. When CO2 leaks into a confined space or basement, this creates a very unsafe workplace for employees by lowering the breathable oxygen. History seems to repeat itself all too often while dealing with CO2. Due to the CO2 leaks ...

  • Cutting holes for testing vs. testing for holes

    When it comes to geomembrane quality assurance, are destructive testing practices as effective as basic leak detection technologies? The function of a geomembrane liner is to prevent liquid flow to the environment. CQA measures should be judged on how effective they are in meeting this requirement. This article critically examines the industry’s current means of providing confidence ...

  • Minimizing Refrigerant Emissions in HVAC Systems

    Managing the operation and maintenance of a facility's air conditioning equipment has always been a major responsibility, as chillers often represent the single largest electrical load in a facility. Since the annual cost of operating chillers is a major ...


    By IHS

  • Achieving

    Introduction The leak repair requirements, under Title VI Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, require that when an owner or operator of an appliance that normally contains a refrigerant charge of more than 50 pounds discovers that refrigerant is leaking at a rate that would exceed the applicable trigger rate during a 12-month period, the owner or operator must take corrective ...


  • Moisture Audits & Analyser Performance Assessments at Woodside, Karratha - Case Study

    Woodside had been experiencing intermittent blockages in 4/5 S1406 LNG trains since September 2008 and had been unable to pinpoint the source of the problems. Repeated hydrate formations were leading to reduced productivity and the existing process monitoring instrumentation had failed to confirm moisture breakthrough on the beds. The site's existing Panametrics portable moisture analysers had ...

  • 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

  • An Overview of the F-Gas Regulation Proposals

    By now you should have an appreciation of F-Gas regulations and what it means to you. But in case you don’t, here’s a quick overview in relation to leak detection. Why have the F-Gas regulations come into force? Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and are sometimes referred to as High ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

    How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System  The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Cooling or HVAC system that you’ve installed in your house ensures comfort and clean air indoors for the entire family. It’s also probably one of the costliest systems in your home. So it only makes sense that you’d want to get the most out of it before it starts to show any wear, and prolong its ...


    By Filter Buy

  • CETCO vapor mitigation system chosen as protection for high-profile sports stadium case study

    Project: New York Red Bulls Stadium Location: Harrison. NJ Products: Liquid Boot 500 Gas Vapor Mitigation System, GeoVent Gas Venting System Background: A sports team chose an idle brownfield location in Harrison, NJ as the home for their new stadium. To mitigate potential vapor intrusion concerns, Louis Berger Group ...


    By CETCO

  • What is an anechoic chamber and how quiet can it be?

    One of the things that we often talk about when we’re running our CPTC (Cirrus Product Training Courses) is how our hearing works and we often end up talking about how, if there’s no ambient sound, we can feel uncomfortable and can become disoriented very quickly. One of the best (or maybe the worst) places to experience this is in ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Case study - How to properly maintain and service your oxidizer

    Your air pollution control system represents a significant investment in not only initial capital but also ongoing maintenance and operation. Routine inspections performed by your staff combined with thorough maintenance plans provided by Anguil Environmental Service Technicians will ensure you get the most from your investment over the entire life of the system. Anguil has almost three decades ...

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • 29 Questions to Ask About Your Compliance Plan

    Most processors want to comply with environmental regulations, but may not be aware of all concerns. The bestpractices checklist was developed by gathering information from organizations creating and implementing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant ...


    By IHS

  • Case Study - Aluto Langano Power Plant Rehabilitation

    Aluto Langano, Ethiopia – 2007 The Aluto Langano Geothermal Pilot Plant (ALGPP) is located on the Aluto volcanic complex of the Ethiopian Rift valley, close to the eastern escarpment between Lake Langano and Lake Ziway, some 200 km southeast of Addis Ababa. The Aluto volcanic complex is a young acidic system consisting of domes, lava, and pyroclastic interbeds. The geothermal field was ...

  • Equipment deficiencies: How well are they being managed? (Part 1 of 2)

    A key element of a successful mechanical integrity (MI) program is the equipment deficiency process. In addition to being a requirement and an MI emphasis area in many OSHA National Emphasis Program inspections, a facility’s equipment deficiency process is a vital management system for ensuring safe process operations. This process helps ensure that deficient equipment conditions are identified ...


    By ABS Consulting

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