hazardous leak detection News

  • Apprion Launches ION Emissions Monitoring Application With Preventative Hazardous Leak Detection

    Apprion, the leading provider of wireless application systems and services for industrial facilities, today revealed its ION Emissions Monitoring Application, which reliably provides predictable, accurate monitoring of gas emissions and imminent hazard situations in industrial facilities. Mounting environmental legislation places greater demands on managers of industrial facilities to maintain ...


    By Apprion, Inc.

  • Monitors Detect Leaks of Water Disinfection Chemicals

    PureAire Monitoring Systems has a line of economical, self-contained detection systems that alert personnel in water treatment plants to potentially hazardous leaks and releases of several common disinfection gases. Available for chlorine, chlorine dioxide and ozone, STX-PA Gas Monitors respond quickly to low level disinfectant leaks, yet are not permanently damaged by catastrophic or prolonged ...

  • American Leak Detection Promotes Pool Safety This Summer

    Leak Detection Specialist Offers Maintenance and Safety TipsPALM SPRINGS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/10 -- American Leak Detection reminds local families that installing drain covers, fences, gates, and other safety devices in and around pools can help prevent pool accidents this summer. "Parents and caregivers who take an active role in identifying and protecting against pool hazards are ...


  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Ammonia Sensor Provides Reliable Leak Detection down to -40C

    A renewable electrochemical sensor for the detection and measurement of ammonia (NH3) is available from PureAire Monitoring Systems. Designed to respond quickly to potentially hazardous ammonia leaks and releases in refrigeration systems, fertilizer plants, chemical processing plants, and other facilities where ammonia is used or produced. The PureAire Ammonia Sensor is available with either 0 to ...

  • Hercules, Inc., to Pay $245,521 Civil Penalty for violations of clean air act’s leak detection and repair requirements

    Hercules, Inc., a Wilmington, Del., chemical company, has agreed to pay a $245,521 civil penalty to the United States for violating the Clean Air Act’s Leak Detection and Repair requirements at its manufacturing facility in Louisiana, Mo. According to a stipulation of settlement and judgment filed today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, Hercules violated the National Emission Standards ...

  • Crowcon’s new LaserMethane mini Gen2 detects methane leaks from up to 100 metres away in seconds

    Crowcon Detection Instruments has launched its new LaserMethane mini Gen2 (LMm) portable methane detector. Designed specifically to detect methane at distance of up to 100 metres in seconds, the ATEX approved, second generation LMm is changing the way methane leaks are detected. What used to be a time consuming and potentially hazardous procedure is now quick and easy. The LMm is very easy to ...

  • Gas Leak Detection Technology Becomes Increasingly Important to Sustaining Environmentally Clean Energy

      Opgal, a world leader in thermal imaging technology, answers the needs of the petro and drilling industry's gas leak detection requirements with its EyeCGas™ Camera System.  EyeCGas, an innovative, unique gas detection camera, has already achieved worldwide success for remotely detecting gas in the industrial environmental market. ...

  • Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC, agrees to improve leak detection at Puerto Rico gas stations

    A settlement announced today between the United States and Chevron Puerto Rico, LLC resolves Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) violations at approximately 100 of Chevron’s underground storage tank facilities in Puerto Rico. Under the terms of the settlement, Chevron has agreed to spend approximately $5.2 million to improve its leak detection methods and operations at these ...

  • Industry’s First Certified Camera for Long-Range Gas Leak Detection, Unveiled by Opgal at Gastech 2012

    Opgal Optronic Industries, a leading global provider of thermal and long range near IR imaging solutions, announced today a new long-range model of its EyeCGas Infrared Gas Imaging camera, using a 75mm lens. Utilizing its proprietary optical design, the EyeCGas infrared camera enables remote inspection of potentially leaking areas by detecting and visualizing even the smallest gas leaks from ...

  • Flame and gas detection in hangars

    Flammable materials (aviation fuels, cleaning solvents, and paints) present in aircraft hangars can endanger life, safety, aircraft, and the hangar structure. To improve protection, many Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) either require or strongly recommend high-performance fire detection and suppression systems to cover both the aircraft and the building. Here are a few considerations to ...

  • Gas Detectors Protect Shale Gas Rigs From Hazardous Hydrocarbon Gas Leaks

    Oil and gas engineers responsible for hydraulic fracturing operations in the production of natural gas will find the Combustible Gas Detectors product lines available from General Monitors accurately sense potentially explosive hydrocarbon gas and alert crews in time to complete an orderly shutdown of the drilling rig. Pockets of combustible gas potentially escaping from shale drilling rig ...


    By General Monitors

  • Preventing an Explosive or Flammable Safety Hazard

    There are over 1,300 craft distilleries throughout the United States and it is predicted that there will be another 1,000 startups in the next 5 years. Every distillery has the potential risk of creating an explosive environment during the distilling process when ethanol is produced. Ethanol is a highly flammable liquid, and when released into the air produces a flammable vapor. An explosive or ...


    By ENMET, LLC

  • Laser gas detection success for Anglian Water Services

    Anglian Water Services (AWS) wanted to quantify methane emissions from their wastewater treatment processes. As these are less well understood and less well defined than indirect carbon emissions associated with electricity use, they set up a project to locate and quantify emissions from the processes at a wastewater treatment works. This was led by the in-house Innovation Team which undertakes ...


    By Geotech

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Det-Tronics introduces Revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector

    Detector Electronics Corporation (“Det-Tronics”), the global leader in fire and gas safety systems, introduced its revolutionary FlexSonic Acoustic Gas Leak Detector today. Det-Tronics is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Designed to withstand the harshest environments, from arctic to tropical conditions, the FlexSonic ...

  • Legal reaction to CO2 gas leak at nuclear power station

    Heysham 1 power station in Lancashire was recently served with an Improvement Notice from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), after 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) accidentally leaked from a corroded pipe ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Apply proper gas-detector technology to hazards

    Inadvertent toxic or combustible gas releases present safety challenges in many industries and can create hazardous situations. Detecting unwanted gas releases should be an objective for decreasing the hazards to workers, equipment, and surrounding areas. Risks from gas leaks can take on many forms, and there are three main types of gas hazards: combustible, toxic, and oxygen (O2) depletion. With ...

  • EPA and SEPTA settle hazardous waste violations

    The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have settled alleged violations of hazardous waste and underground storage tank regulations at nine SEPTA facilities. In addition to a $169,527 civil penalty, SEPTA has agreed to spend $1.1 million on a project that will provide significant environmental and public health benefits. SEPTA will ...

  • Gas hazards in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

    Although flammable and toxic gas hazards are generally well understood by operators, technicians and safety personnel in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, continuous training and refreshment of knowledge is essential to avoid potential incidents caused by complacency. New personnel are often assigned work activities in potentially hazardous areas with only very limited training about gas ...

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