VOC Leak Detection

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The Problem?

Fugitive gas emissions cost companies' money and time to locate.

On an annual basis vast sums of hard earned revenue are being invested in the identification and tagging of these leaks as part of companies LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) programmes.

Fugitive emissions typically account for about 50% of total hydrocarbon (THC) emissions from process plants.

A study by the API found that over 90% of controllable fugitive emissions come from only about 0.13% of the components, and that these leaks are largely random. The majority of the mass emissions come from a small number of components with high leak rates.