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  • 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

  • Groundwater papers link methane in groundwater to natural sources

    A pair of papers in Groundwater®, NGWA's bimonthly technical publication, finds a high level of methane in water wells from two Texas counties is most likely from shallow natural gas deposits, not natural gas leaks caused by hydraulic fracturing operations in the underlying Barnett Shale.  The research builds on previous studies on well water quality in the Barnett Shale ...

  • Pipeline Leak Detection Services

    Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) is pleased to announce that they have signed an ongoing contract to support McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc. for Pipeline Leak Detection (PLD) Services for the AIOC’s Azeri, Chirag and Deepwater Gunashli Project and BP Shah Deniz Project in Azerbaijan. The contract was awarded to CTG due to the rapid response they can provide in detecting leaks in sub-sea ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Desktop leak detection

    The PermaNet system transmits leak data collected from Permalog+ loggers directly to an office computer wirelessly via network radio or SMS repeater. The effectiveness of Permalog technology has been proven all around the world and in some of the harshest conditions on earth. Easily installed on pipe fittings, the loggers listen for the noise made by water leaking from pipes. When a potential ...

  • Path of radiation leak investigated

    Workers at Japan’s quake-hit nuclear plant are using dye to try to trace the route of highly radioactive water flowing from a reactor into the sea. The source of the leak was identified at the weekend as a 20cm (8in) crack in a concrete pit at reactor 2. Earlier efforts to plug the hole using a highly absorbent polymer failed. Meanwhile, the plant’s operator Tepco says it has ...

  • Electrical Leak Location

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will describe all field-proven electrical methods for locating leaks in installed geomembranes. WK42576, Practice for Electrical Leak Location on Exposed Geosynthetics, is currently being developed by Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes, part of ASTM International Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Micro Leak Detector for Filled Aerosol Cans

    Aerosol Can Micro Leak Detectors for the Water Bath Alternative. These high speed Aerosol Can Micro Leak Detectors are designed by J.U.M. And Bautz Engineering to be applied as the testing unit of the verified water bath alternative, or to be applied after a high speed hot water bath to leak test mono-block aluminum cans. Our Machines detect leaks of all LPG propellants, AP70 ...


    By J.U.M. Engineering GmbH

  • GASSONIC OBSERVER-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector

    MSA is proud to announce the introduction of the new GASSONIC OBSERVER-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector designed with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) intelligence and real-time broadband acoustic sound processing technology, setting a new global industry standard in highly reliable ultrasonic gas leak detection with unprecedented suppression of false alarms. With the incorporation of ANN ...


  • 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 ...

  • Two Alabama water leaks finally found

    Two major water leaks have been found in the main water pipe system of Centreville, Alabama. The leaks, which the City of Centreville Water Department has been searching for all last week, has left almost 900 homes without running water, while 1,900 residents have been told to boil all their water before using it. This is just a precautionary measure, but illustrates the size of the problem. ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • New ADS Hykron for easy leak detection - state-of-the-art, economical leak listening system

    ADS LLC today announces the ADS Hykron™ Leak Listening System. It is a listening device that provides high acoustic sensitivity for checking leak noises at water fittings, hydrants, and valves. Powered by technology from Primayer Ltd., the ADS Hykron is simple-to-use and supported by the U.S. based ADS Environmental Services® for fast, responsive, customer service. “At ADS, our mission is to ...

  • Officials Eye 6 Barrels Tied to Nuke Dump Leak

    Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday. Flynn ...


    By Associated Press

  • Statement on oil leak from pipeline at the Gannet Alpha platform

    Following an oil leak reported from Gannet F subsea installation, 176km east of Aberdeen on 10 August 2011 a DECC spokesman said: “Shell has informed us that the oil leak at its pipeline at the Gannet Alpha platform east of Aberdeen is under control and has now been greatly reduced. They are working to completely halt any further leakage. “DECC’s environmental inspectors ...

  • Just Released - New California Guidance Document for Leaking Underground Fuel Tanks

    Last month, the California State Water Resources Control Board released the “Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Guidance Manual.”  This important document, known as the CA LUFT Manual, is the latest version of a document originally released over 20 years ago called the “1989 LUFT Field Manual.”  It has been highly anticipated by companies who own and operate ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Seam possible cause of Japan nuke plant tank leak

    The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant said Saturday that deteriorated seams and a possible contortion of a reassembled storage tank might have caused a massive contaminated water leak that has triggered fears over the plant's radioactive water management. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that after the foundation of the tank, which was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oregon lumber mill cited for toxic chemical leaks and violations

    Sanders Wood Products Company in Liberal, Oregon was found to have a series of PCB leaks and other violations of federal PCB laws at its lumber mill, according to a settlement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company will pay over $108,000 in penalties. “There are clear standards for how to manage toxic chemicals like PCBs so they don’t harm people or the ...

  • 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

  • Feds reach settlement with New Mexico over Radiation Leak

    The Energy Department will funnel more than $73 million toward road and water projects around New Mexico as part of a settlement over a radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of a troubled nuclear waste dump. The agreement, announced by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and state Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn, follows months of tense and slow negotiations. The settlement ...


    By Associated Press

  • Crowcon launches Gas-Tec Hydrocarbon Gas Detector for Leak Survey and Localisation

    Crowcon’s new Gas-Tec portable hydrocarbon gas detector is designed for rapid leak survey and localisation in applications such as gas distribution networks and landfill sites. Using Crowcon’s tried and tested flame ionisation chamber, the Gas-Tec also features next generation technology such as GPS, data and event logging. The new device allows survey teams to track progress and quickly pinpoint ...

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