Reducing hydrocarbon emissions helps reduce carbon footprints and avoid unsafe situations.
Research shows that nearly 5% of asset components are leaking excessive emissions into the atmosphere. This can be via pipe flanges, seals on valves, pumps, compressors, turbines, tanks and other equipment. If those emissions are volatile hydrocarbons, then apart from creating potentially unsafe situations, they are most probably harmful to the environment as well.
We have a suite of tools to help minimize your fugitive emissions. This ranges from reactive leak detection and repair (LDAR) for ageing assets, to proactive flange management programs, to applying valve modifications, to addressing rotating equipment sealing, to innovative tank and vessel solutions.
Identify potential leakage
Knowing where to look is a good first step to efficiently helping minimize fugitive emissions. So, the best place to start is with a quick scan to identify potential leakage points.
Apart from direct leakage of harmful substances, it is also interesting to look for other leakages as well. Steam leakage, as an example, requires more steam to be produced than necessary, equalling more natural gas being burned, equalling more CO2 being emitted than needed. Every bit helps.
Leak Detection And Repair
Depending on your asset, we can apply permanent sensors, hand-held devices (such as Optical Gas Imaging - OGI), drone-mounted scanners and even satellites to spot leakage. Subsequently, we are ready to remediate the situation with rapid response teams if needed.
We guarantee proper repairs with measurable effects. And of course, we update all documentation and environmental reports as required.
Our highly trained, multi-skilled teams are ready to proactively take care of all your bolted connections: engineering, bolting, on-site machining, ultrasonic bolt load measuring, hot bolting and hot bolt clamping.
By documenting each bolted connection in our flange management app, our technicians have the history of each bolt at their fingertips. Coupled with the right tools and the proper procedures, we can take facilities to long term leak-free status.
Due to their inherent design with independently moving parts, valves and rotating equipment are notorious sources of emission.
By critically looking at the packing and gaskets through the lens of 'how can we reduce emissions?', interesting solutions can be implemented.
We have several innovative fugitive emission minimization techniques in-house related to vessels and tanks. For example:
- Our Advanced Online Desanding (AOD) solution can extract and clean sand from inlet separators without having to open the vessel. AOD also avoids the need to transport the fuming sand.
- An interesting 'bag' solutions could revolutionize the ageing tank business. When applied to floating roof tanks, it could totally eliminate emissions.
- Flange management
- Valves & rotating equipment
- Vessels & tanks
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