Fugitive Emissions: Costly Problem … Simple Solution
In processing plants, more than 83% of controllable fugitive emissions come from only about 0.24% of the piping components.* In other words, you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack. With the scrutiny the EPA is placing on fugitive emissions, it pays to monitor even the smallest possible leak point. But, how do you find the offending leak when your plant may have as many as 300,000 – 400,000 connections (aka, possible leaks)? We suggest you remove the “needles” when you can. In this safety training, you will learn how to prevent pressure gauge connections from becoming another potential leak point.
*Source: Analyses by the American Petroleum Institute