Trinity Consultants

LDAR and Fugitive Emissions Compliance Management



This 1-day course benefits corporate and facility environmental personnel responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations with respect to fugitive emissions and leak detection and repair (LDAR). The course includes a review of fugitive emissions sources and emissions quantification methods. It includes a discussion of various regulations requiring control of fugitive emissions and focuses on managing an LDAR program to comply with the regulatory requirements. It also includes important tips for managing LDAR contractors.

Attendees will learn to:

  • Identify and compare LDAR requirements under NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT LDAR standards
  • Develop, implement, and manage an effective LDAR program
  • Manage LDAR contractors to ensure cost-effective compliance with applicable regulations

Course Topics

Overview of Fugitive Emission Sources

  • Types of fugitive emission sources
  • What is an LDAR Program?
  • Method 21 monitoring
  • Open-ended valves/lines

Emission Quantification

  • Why quantify emission from LDAR components?
  • How to quantify fugitive emissions
  • Types of specific services for LDAR equipment
  • Emission factors
  • Example calculations

Regulations Requiring LDAR Programs

  • Overview of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT standards requiring LDAR programs
  • Comparison of two major LDAR regulations (NSPS VV and HON)
  • Review of NSPS VVa and NSPS GGGa

Developing and Implementing an LDAR Program

  • Typical LDAR implementation process
  • Basic LDAR database framework
  • Source inventory basics
  • Areas for potential program improvements
  • Title V compliance management
  • Auditing/evaluating LDAR programs

Managing LDAR Contractor

  • Reasonable expectations
  • Methods on follow-up with LDAR contractors

Recent Developments

  • Recent enforcement issues
  • Smart LDAR
  • Challenges to new LDAR provisions

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