Detecting Hydrocarbon and non Hydrocarbon gases
KLINGER Atmeco airborne ultrasonic leak survey methodology relies on sensing ultrasonic sound energy generated by fluid movement across a leak orifice. The resultant sound waves created by the fluid turbulence is picked up by non contact ultrasonic sensors.
Ultrasonic leak detection (ULD) can locate hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon leaks to atmosphere. Applications include integrity surveys of potential leak sources in diverse equipment, including those in non hydrocarbon service like those in refrigeration systems, nitrogen and other inert gas systems etc.
Typical use cases of airborne ultrasonics for gas leak detection includes:
- All in-scope areas monitored for non-hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon gas leaks
- Surveying for leaks where other leak sensing technologies cannot be used
- Detecting leaks in high wind and high ambient temperature conditions (eg. Fin Fans)
- CIMS database updated with leak source details
- Combined with FID & OGI technologies to improve detectability of of potential leak sources
- Ideal for system leak integrity testing with inert or non-hydrocarbon gasses during start-ups
- Overall reduction in risk; improved safety, reduced losses, lower emissions