Gas Leak Detection News

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Centrica enhances water offering with £13m purchase

    Centrica’s acquisition of UK-based water leak detection specialist FlowGem Limited earlier this week raises the question of how the company will look to position itself ahead of the introduction of greater competition in the English water market. The company – which counts multi-utilities British Gas and Scottish Gas among its subsidiaries – already owns Dyno, which provides ...

  • Indoor Water Leaks can Quickly Result in Mold Issues and Termite Infestations

    When a water leak occurs in a residential or commercial property, the presence of water and moisture can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also result in mold contamination, indoor air quality (IAQ) issues and even a termite infestation.  There are some species of termites that are attracted to water damaged ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Drones Take Flight as Part of New Landfill Monitoring Efforts

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. Instead, Ada County has acquired FAA approval to utilize a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or drone to collect high-resolution, 2-D images of its landfill on a more consistent basis. Previously, it used manned flights to get aerial photos once or twice a year. ...


    By Penton

  • RISK SIS.MA. 2016 Exercise: a successful experience

    The RISK SIS.MA. 2016 Civil Protection exercise, held in Messina from 9 to 14 May, has successfully ended. Amongst the many emergency services, public institutions and volunteers organisations that participated, there are the Regional and National Civil Protection Department, the Firefighters Department, the Municipality of Messina, local schools and medical services. The ...


    By IES Solutions. S.r.l.

  • Axetris announces extension to its range of high-performance mass flow meters and controllers

    Axetris AG, Switzerland, is proud to announce an extension to its product range of high-performance mass flow meters and controllers. Mass flow solutions from Axetris – trusted by OEMs worldwide – are now available for full scale flows of upto 15 slpm. Axetris introduces the range of mass flow meters and controllers with an unmatched dynamic range. The new innovation from Axetris ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • No Leak Too Small: Portuguese Water Management Company Rolls Out Smartball Tool To Detect Leak On Critical Young Transmission Main

    Drinking water systems degrade over time, with the useful life of the pipe and component parts often lasting for decades. Of course, age is only part of the equation. The deterioration of any particular pipeline depends on a multitude of factors, including pipe material and class. To complicate matters, factors such as soil environment, chemical properties of the water, climate changes, and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Natural Gas & Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses natural gas and potential exposure concerns that could occur at home or in the work environment.   “If a natural gas leak occurs indoors and is severe, the risk of an explosion is not the only potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The Sniffers featuring within Future Refining and Storage Supplement

    Are you fully aware of your storage tank emissions? Is safety your tank farm's first priority? The tank storage terminal world faces multiple challenges nowadays in a world with growing demands for safety, emission values and cost reduction. In specific countries, environmental legislation is adding to the complexity of following best practices and complying with local laws and regulations. If ...


    By The Sniffers NV

  • Huge natural gas leak in Los Angeles still months from fix

    The escape of tons of natural gas from storage under a Los Angeles neighborhood is not likely to be fixed for at least another two months because of the specific dynamics of the leak, according to officials. The leak at Porter Ranch, already several months old, has forced the relocation of several thousand residents who said the stench made them sick. The Los Angeles Times reported  ...


    By Associated Press

  • How Attached Garages Can Impact the Indoor Air Quality of Homes in Puerto Rico

    For many people in Puerto Rico, having an attached garage is a major convenience that allows them to keep their vehicles in a secure location that is out of the rain and sun.  These garages also often act as a storage and work area and may even house components of a home’s mechanical system.   While an attached garage does provide many benefits for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Analox at the VWR show in Oslo? Nor-way!

    In October the Analox Sensor Technology team visited and exhibited to an audience of renowned laboratory and medical equipment distributors at the VWR show in Oslo, Norway. The team went with the intention of spreading the safety message when using different gases in confined spaces. It was found that gas detection was suggested as a borderline product for standard lab applications and not always ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Carbon dioxide leaks – and leaks, and leaks…

    The recently reported carbon dioxide incident at Greene King Brewery was just the  latest in a series of seemingly endless carbon dioxide leaks. Whilst breweries are a major producer and user of CO2, this is not the only industry whose staff, neighbours and ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Multiple options for advanced VOC detector

    Ashtead Technology has boosted its fleet of rental instruments with the advanced MiniRAE 3000. However, Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas says: “Many of our customers have a frequent requirement to measure VOCs, so we also offer this instrument for sale. “Significant investments have been made in the training and equipment required for instrument service, repair and calibration, and ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • The City of Montreal is to install over 700 ZONESCAN loggers to fight leakage

    GUTERMANN wins the tender after live tests show the system's superiority compared with other acoustic sensor systems GUTERMANN has received an order to supply 650 to 750 measurement points ZONESCAN ALPHA to the City of Montreal. Montreal is already the second city in Canada after North Vancouver to install ZONESCAN ALHPA to fight leakage. This well prepared public tender saw the rigorous testing ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Abnormal Weather Plays Havoc With Buried Infrastructure

    Dallas Water Utilities Discovers Massive Hidden Sinkhole And Achieves Huge Savings Through Annual Leak Detection Program The year began with the Lone Star state experiencing its fourth year of drought, compelling State Governor Greg Abbott to reissue an Emergency Disaster Proclamation in early May to deal with the declining ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • EPA hears widely different views on methane emission threat

    Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. However, a former Colorado air quality official countered that such controls would be a cost-effective way to fight climate change. The EPA heard radically different views as it opened public hearings in Denver on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cargill, Inc., Agrees to Settle Clean Air Act Violations at Vitamin E Manufacturing Facility in Eddyville, Iowa

    Cargill, Inc., a Delaware corporation, has reached an administrative civil settlement with EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its Vitamin E manufacturing facility in Eddyville, Iowa. Cargill’s Eddyville facility uses the hazardous air pollutants methanol, methyl tertiary butyl ether, and formaldehyde to produce Vitamin E and similar compounds from soybean byproducts. ...

  • EPA Proposes New Commonsense Measures to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

    Continuing the Obama Administration’s commitment to take action on climate change and protect public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing commonsense proposed standards today that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the oil and natural gas industry. The proposal is a part of the Administration’s ...

  • China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead

    Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site in the Chinese port of Tianjin, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams scrambled to clear dangerous chemical contamination. Hundreds of people were injured and 85 firefighters and 10 others are missing since a fire and rapid succession of blasts late Wednesday hit a warehouse ...


    By Associated Press

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