oil leak locating device Articles

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Gas detector communication technology for offshore oil and gas platforms

    In few applications is safety as important as on offshore oil and gas platforms. Explosive hazards from hydrocarbon gases and vapours are an ever-present risk, whilst toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and depleted oxygen environments can pose significant risks to personnel. Gas detectors are therefore essential to provide dependable early warning of gas hazards. Gas detectors are permanently installed ...

  • Danger and Detection of Hydrogen Sulphide Gas in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

    A rig worker smells rotten eggs near the well head, rubs his itchy eyes as he investigates the frosty pipe connections. After a few moments, he believes all is fine as he no longer smells the tell-tale hydrogen sulphide odour. In this scenario, we can only hope the worker recognises the danger and quickly leaves the site. Oil fields, especially mature ones, can produce hydrogen sulphide gas ...

  • Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: EPA Regulations & Data Collection

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently committed to very specific targets in the oil and gas sector. Their ambitious goal is to reduce methane emissions by 40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. This target was reaffirmed ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Case study - Petrobras - Natal, Brazil

    Service: SmartBall - Oil Leak Detection Client: Petrobras Project Date: October 2010 Type of Pipeline: Multi-phase product Diameter: 12-inch Pipe Material: Steel Length: 20,900 meters Flow Rate: 0.3 – 0.6 m/s (1 ft/s) Pressure: 90-150 psi Temperature: 35◦ C Results: 3 simulated leaks created and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

    The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended and new regulations affecting methane (CH4) and VOC ...


    By AEREON

  • Advantages of Corrosion Resistant Lighting in Offshore Helidecks

    Advantages of Corrosion Resistant Lighting in Offshore Helidecks Corrosion resistant lighting must be installed in offshore helidecks due to the extreme nature of the hazardous location. The use of such luminaries can extend the lifespan of the location’s lighting system and provide safety for aircraft pilots and workers on the site. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Skimming Oily Wastewater

    As large generators of oily wastewater tighten effluent controls, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting smaller generators. Some of the firms receiving their attention are smaller manufacturing plants, automotive garages, mobile equipment service shops and truck farms. Many of these firms do not have access to a sanitary sewer system that will accept oily wastewater. Because ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Pump Maintenance Know-How

    It’s no secret that a pump that runs at peak efficiency uses less fuel, experiences less downtime and costs less to operate. The time you spend maintaining your pump is actually an investment in its lifetime performance and value. In fact, there are many ways that a diligently maintained pump can reduce your costs, while increasing efficiency. For instance, by ensuring your pump investment ...


    By Gorman-Rupp Co.

  • Controlling Scale Deposition and Industrial Fouling

    It costs US industry billions of dollars a year to control and remove the limescale that builds up in industrial equipment such a heat exchangers, evaporative coolers, boilers, chillers and other water fed equipment. Oil wells, for example, face significant scaling problems from the highly mineralized water that are extracted with the oil. Limescale not only increases downtime, maintenance ...

  • Class I, Division 1 Industrial Lights for THC Extraction Labs

    The cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate. According to a report published by Marijuana Business Daily, the emerging sector is forecasted to overtake craft beer and organic food products. With legalization gaining momentum, it could reach $44 billion by 2020. The study also pointed out that for every dollar spent on weed, the local economy gains three dollars. A recent trend in marijuana ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, 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.  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Your car wash - starting out right

    Selecting a quality pumping system for your car wash can save you time and money over the life of the system. Whether you are a new car wash operator, adding onto your existing system or acquiring a new location, there is nothing more satisfying than knowing your car wash is built with the correct components and the best system design. The correct beginning is the best way to assure you are going ...


    By Cat Pumps

  • Meeting emission control through improved actuation

    Introduction Reducing fugitive emissions, particularly methane, is a major priority in the fight against climate change. Although valves and actuators have been the focus for reduction efforts because valve leakage accounts for more than half of total fugitive emissions, the problem is mainly old valves that weren't designed using the latest materials and technologies. New technologies can ...


    By Rotork

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

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