Trained staff with facility and process knowledge helps aid in the identification and quantification of fugitive emissions and leak detection and repair (LDAR). Fugitive emissions projects often require ongoing fence line monitoring to ensure the reduction of risk to the environment and facility.
The term “fugitive emissions” refers to the release of potentially dangerous gases into the atmosphere at industrial facilities through process equipment leaks. Most equipment leaks occur at valves, flanges, seals, sample connections, and fittings. Beyond the human health and safety risks associated with fugitive emissions, they also pose a pollution risk to the environment as well as a financial/product loss for the facility.
There are many screening tools used to detect and locate fugitive emissions. When accurate identification and quantification are required, however, laboratory support is needed. Enthalpy has assisted with fugitive emissions and leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs for more than 20 years. We understand facility processes via stationary source emissions and ambient air monitoring experience. Working knowledge of how these two practices are similar, but also different, is a valuable perspective that Enthalpy can bring to your next program.
Often, fugitive emissions projects require ongoing fence line monitoring to ensure LDAR programs are reducing environmental and facility risk. Whether fugitive emissions identification, quantification, or ambient air monitoring is required, we can provide analytical support for even the most challenging projects.