Using Optical Gas Imaging to Comply with OOOOa Regulations: A Case Study

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging By Terence Trefiak, P.E. President, Target Emission Services  In June 2017, new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency about the monitoring of natural gas compressor stations went into effect. The rules require quarterly checks for methane leaks at any compressor station that has been newly constructed or modified [...]

July 13th, 2018|General|

Directive 060 Draft – Requirements for Fugitive Emission Surveys

The AER published the new draft Directive 060 regulations on the 24th April which include requirements for either triannual, or annual fugitive emission survey frequencies at gas plants, compressor stations, controlled liquid hydrocarbon tanks, batteries, custom treating facilities, and injection/disposal facilities depending on facility type. This creates a significant data management challenge for oil and [...]

May 25th, 2018|General|

Mobile App Advantages for Controlling Fugitive Emissions

As companies continue to invest in new technologies that can help their LDAR (leak detection and repair) processes, the domain of mobile app’s is an important consideration. The development of this technology has already reached such a stage where oil and gas companies across the country are beginning to seriously consider these apps for everyday [...]

January 18th, 2018|General, Industry|

Emission-Less – Cross Industry Ideas for Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Innovations Within the Construction Industry are Raising the Bar for Companies Worldwide As companies across the world continue to embrace “green” initiatives in their businesses, different industries are coming up with new methodologies for reducing their carbon footprint. Some of these ideas are worth taking the time to explore. As we look at the construction [...]

January 10th, 2018|General|

Traits You Should Expect In Your OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) Technician

One essential part of guaranteeing an effective LDAR program is making sure that your employees are adequately trained and properly educated. Human error, in every industry, is among the biggest contributing factor to issues on the work site. Even on the topic of emission reduction’s, making the right hiring decision can make all the difference [...]

January 2nd, 2018|General, Industry|

A Simplified Timeline of the History of LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair)

The United States has had a long history of implementing various regulations, especially in the area of reducing carbon emissions. With new technologies and methods evolving in a lock-step fashion to these legislative changes, the oil and gas industry has seen remarkable transformations in its LDAR methods over the past few decades. To better grasp [...]

December 27th, 2017|General, Industry|

Increase Your LDAR Efficiency With Online Software Management

Most large businesses will end up entertaining the idea of using a software system at one point or another. In the majority of cases even the most technologically cautious individuals end up appreciating the benefits that a tailored software system can offer. Although this isn’t new for the oil and gas sector, many might be [...]

December 19th, 2017|General, Industry|

Environmental Conditions to be Wary of During Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

One of the most prominent complicating factors for any leak detection and repair (LDAR) program are potential adverse weather conditions. For whatever methodology you use in your business, environmental conditions will always be a complicating factor no matter how new your equipment is or how experienced your technicians are. Here are a few things to [...]

December 13th, 2017|General, Industry|

3 LDAR Expenses That Might Be Eating Away At Your Bottom Line

Although being a cost-saving measure, leak detection and repair (LDAR) systems often have their own set of correlated expenses. Most companies use LDAR not just to comply with environmental regulations but also for the hope that they might save some money in recaptured fugitive emissions. With that in mind, prudent companies should be aware of [...]

December 5th, 2017|General, Industry|

3 Reasons Why OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) Will Simplify Health & Safety on Your Job Site

The foremost concern for every oil and gas company should be the welfare of its workers, and primarily, it's the on-field technicians who are in most danger of a potential hazard while carrying out their responsibilities. It’s for this reason that many companies have decided to switch from more traditional LDAR methods to various other [...]

November 28th, 2017|General|