PEFTEC 2019 - Abstract

Abstract Title: Applications and field results for Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging
Abstract Type: Oral
Session Choice: Emerging technologies
Presenter Name: Prof Andreas Zinssmeister
Co-authors:Mr Yousheng Zeng
Mr Steve Beynon
Mr Jonathan Morris
Company/Organisation: FLIR
Country: Germany

Abstract Information :

Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) is gaining traction as the best available Leak Detection and Repair technology (LDAR) for the detection of fugitive emissions. In addition, the emerging field of Quantitative Optical Gas imaging (QOGI) has opened up new applications and new possibilities for OGI. A recently developed QOGI method allows operators to determine emission rates using a handheld optical gas imager. The technology has been tested and validated through various field studies and independent testing.

This presentation will summarize the validation testing that has been conducted with this new QOGI method. QOGI results are compared to known release rates and other quantitative methods under a variety of conditions and leak scenarios. Applications for QOGI in both upstream and downstream oil and gas and petrochemical industries are discussed. Comparisons are made between available quantification technologies in the context of Leak Detection and Repair.