LDAR and SMART LDAR - Fugitive emissions control
LDAR and Smart LDAR programs consist of fugitive emissions monitoring and containing. These are organic and dangerous emissions originated by plants components like valves, flanges, -end-of-line, mixers/compressors/pumps seals. These elements generate growing losses due to materials deterioration. They lead to economic losses, environmental, health and safety risks.
The LDAR (Leak Detection And Repair) program helps to identify critical sources, and it leads to focused maintenance intervention. These operations result in a significant emission reduction with great advantages: money saving, safety improving and environmental protection.
LDAR PROGRAM STEPS
LDAR PROGRAM ADVANTAGES
- SAVINGS: an 80% product waste decrease after a year with this program. Maintenance costs are also optimized.
- SAFETY: Accident risks decrease due to the fire and explosion risks decrease. It also guarantees a healthier work place.
- ENVIRONMENT: cancerous substance emissions in atmosphere decrease, air quality improvement in plant, long term environmental safety.
CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP)
Quantification and monitoring of methane emissions from core emissions sources service.
According to TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS developed by OGMP.
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