January 2011

Plant Safety and Environment

Safe detection of small to large gas releases

Look at these advantages in using ultrasonic leak detectors

Naranjo, E., Baliga, S., General Monitors; Neethling, G. A., Gassonic; Plummer, C. D., Safety Consulting and Process Engineering Analysis

It is clear in the oil and gas industry that large combustible gas releases can have catastrophic consequences. To prevent this, fire and gas safety professionals select and analyze a diverse set of representative release scenarios, considering such factors as duration, orientation and type of gas.1 Understanding the hazard potential is a vital step in selecting sensors that are most suited for gas detection. Despite such efforts in the original safety assessment, the capacity of an instrument to detect significant leaks is often inferred from its performance with small ones. As such, the instrument’s behavior under probable release scenarios is not well understood and generally leads

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