During an infra-red camera survey on a gas compressor, it was discovered that a small leak was coming from the high pressure discharge flange.
Hydrocarbon releases from mechanical joints can be a symptom of corrosion, degradation of seals, vibration or incorrect design, fabrication or assembly. They usually become worse with time, so maintenance, a leak detection and reduction plan can lead to early discovery of potential threats to safety and production.
This allows us to: check the condition of seals and joints, plan repairs and avoid dangerous releases from developing.
A formal area inspection procedure (where the team may smell, see or hear leaks) can also lead o proactive detection.