Liquid Leak Detection Articles

  • Protecting Precious Cargo: Safety Monitoring at IVF and Cryogenic Facilities

    Overview In March 2018, at two separate fertility clinics, one in Clevelandand the other in San Francisco, the cryogenic tanks storing eggs and embryos malfunctioned, resulting in devastating losses for couples hoping to conceive children. Nationwide, as of December 2019, there were more than 440 sites that store embryos or eggs in specialized storage tanks of liquid nitrogen, but ...

  • Pipeline Inspection Using Optical Gas Imaging

    FLIR Systems has published a new application spotlight that highlights the role its Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are playing in detecting gas leaks from oil and gas pipelines. Oil and gas pipelines often stretch long distances, carrying a variety of materials. Sometimes the pipes fail, resulting in liquid leaks or fugitive emissions of gas releasing into the environment. Through ...


    By FLIR Systems Inc.

  • Optical Gas Imaging Camera for Hazardous Locations

    The FLIR GFx320 Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera offers unmatched technology for visualizing fugitive hydrocarbon leaks at natural gas well sites, off-shore platforms, liquid natural gas terminals, and more. To allow surveyors to work more confidently and safely, the GFx320 is certified to visualize small hydrocarbon leaks with the sensitivity required to meet the US EPA's OOOOa ...


    By FLIR Systems Inc.

  • Leak Detection in Biotechnology Laboratories

    Pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies use gases in a wide range of applications across all stages of the production chain.  Pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies use many variants of gas and ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Preventing Petroleum Pollution in NJ: Rutgers and the NJDEP Team Up to Train Over 2,000 on Proper Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operations

    It sounds like science fiction, but according to the real-world New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), there are over 4,200 sites storing billions of gallons of flammable gasoline in giant tanks buried underground, right here within the borders of the Garden State. This number includes hospitals and schools that use oil for heat, mechanic shops and factories that utilize waste ...

  • How to deal with liquid sulfur dioxide leakage?

    We all know that sulfur dioxide is a chemical substance and is harmful. Therefore, when dealing with sulfur dioxide, it needs to be protected in all directions. What if sulfur dioxide leaks? Let Xiaobian come to answer your questions. When the liquid sulfur dioxide leaks, it is necessary to quickly evacuate the personnel in the contaminated area to the upwind, and then immediately isolate it. ...

  • New requirements for safe use and storage of liquid nitrogen and dry ice

    The College of American Pathologists ("CAP")recently imposed new requirements to address risks related to the use and storage of liquid nitrogen ("LN2") and dry ice. Background The new requirements come after a deadly incident in 2017, when liquid nitrogen leaked at a Georgia lab that was not accredited through CAP.  Emergency responders were called to the scene when an ...

  • IVF Cryopreservation and Safe Handling Practices

    Couples that want to have a baby but have not been able to conceive naturally are drawn to invitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. In an IVF treatment, several eggs are fertilized at once, which creates multiple embryos. While more than one embryo may be implanted, to spur the odds of pregnancy, there are inevitably some unused embryos. The remaining embryos may be preserved cryogenically, for ...

  • On-Site Oil Analysis for Aerospace

    When talking about aviation assets one asset stands above the rest - the aircraft. There are approximately thirty thousand airliners in service today, used for both passenger and freight transportation. This number includes hundreds of thousands of individual small aircraft. Today, all of these fleets are growing quickly as the need for air travel continues to increase. Oil analysis is widely ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Nitrogen Safety in the Lab

    This blog explains why nitrogen gas generators are the safest way to supply nitrogen to your instrumentation and why they pose no danger, in terms of changing atmospheric levels of nitrogen or oxygen. The biggest danger to lab personnel is a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in the lab. Once the level of oxygen reduces to ...

  • Converting your GC carrier gas from helium to hydrogen : A step by step guide

    Learn how to convert your GC carrier gas from helium to hydrogen with this step by step guide. With recent increases in helium pricing and an increasing number of regulated methods allowing the use of hydrogen as a carrier gas for GC, ...

  • What’s Hiding in the Water?

    As we grow in understanding the significance different organisms have in the ecology of an environment, it helps tremendously if we knowwhich organismsinhabit that environment – whether they’re supposed to be there or not.  One method that is gaining widespread use, and relies on a simple filtration method, is the analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) from local waterways. ...


    By Sterlitech Corporation

  • Webinar Recap: “Developing, Testing, and Troubleshooting Chromatography Method Transfer”

    Hi, I’m Tom Wheat, Principal Scientist at Waters, and I recently hosted a webinar entitled, “Developing, Testing and Troubleshooting Chromatography Method Transfer.” Over the course of the webinar, we discussed the transfer of chromatographic methods that occurs at many stages in the development and production of a product. In its simplest form, the method is moved from one ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • DESMI’s Magnetically Powered Pumps Seal the Deal

    For companies pumping dangerous or expensive chemicals, leaks can endanger both personnel and the bottom line. Hermetically sealed, magnetically powered pumps are the state-of-the-play answer. The list of potentially dangerous or simply-too-expensive-to-lose substances being pumped from one part of an industrial process to another somewhere in the world is long. Take isocyanates, for example. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Scanning for Leaks & Sinkhole Detection in a Retention Pond - Case Study

    In January 2015, one of our clients used AGI tools and software for leak and sinkhole detection in the liner of a retention pond in Tennessee. Process Our client’s customer had a retention pond that was designed to hold liquid, but it was leaking through a hole in the liner. The client used the ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Detection and Location of Leaks in Geomembrane Liners Using an Electrical Method: Case Histories

    ABSTRACT A field-proven electrical technique, developed at Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, is commercially available to detect and locate leaks in geomembrane liners. The electrical technique is used to inspect 100% of the geomembrane material that is covered by a conducting liquid. A voltage applied across the liner produces a uniform electrical potential distribution in ...

  • Cryotherapy is Cool

    Cryotherapy is a real facet of medical treatment that uses extremely low temperatures to help with pain and inflammation.  Not to be confused with cryopreservation, in cryotherapy the patients are only subjected to the cold for minutes. It seems like something futuristic, but it is actually an increasingly common treatment among athletes to replace ice baths and ice pack ...

  • Most widespread and frequent reasons of septic tank odor

    Septic tank odor can be an indication about the septic tank running is in trouble and something has gone erroneous with the septic tank. These problems can be able to signify many reasons from simple to most dangerous issue associated with septic tank administration. Regardless of what are the causes for the incidence of ...


    By Hydra International Ltd

  • Common insurance misconceptions

    There are some common misconceptions regarding insurance for the waste industry. The most prevalent of which revolves around Environmental Insurance and who really needs this coverage. Many waste industry operators believe this type of coverage is only needed by hazardous waste haulers or entities engaged in landfill operations. While both of these operations would need environmental coverage, it ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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