Alan Vidal is Managing Director for GAZOMAT, a company specializing in Gas Leak detection technology and services for the gas industry. Alan VIDAL has over 25 years experience in gas measurement instrumentation, software development, environmental data collection and enterprise software design and implementation.
Mr. VIDAL has worked to help small and large organizations optimize operations involving field gas measurement, regulatory reporting requirements (including EPA), and World Bank funded UN climate initiative reporting. He has been involved in office and field operations, research and development, engineering, software, business development, and corporate leadership.
Mr. Vidal's other experiences include civil engineering and project management in private development and the public sector as well as enterprise systems integration and consulting.
When it comes to energy security, safety regulations and operational efficiency, emissions monitoring and gas infrastructure surveying have strategic importance to the oil and gas industry. But how reliable is the measurement data? Or is the data accessible and used to its full potential to make improved decisions in the leak remediation process?
Both questions are more acute than ever in the oil and gas industry where the approach to leak data collection and processing varies considerably. A number of gas operators have already taken steps to adopt the new technologies available, whilst others are still recording readings on paper, increasing the possibility of re-transcription errors.
Gas emissions monitoring and gas network surveying are part of the Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) philosophy. A LDAR program is based on identifying components, leak definition, monitoring components, repairing components and recordkeeping. Obviously, the challenge for gas and oil operators is great. But a number of smart solutions are now available that take advantage of latest advances in gas measurement and communication technologies.
GAZOMAT, with more than 25 years experience of manufacturing in gas leak detection and gas monitoring, has just developed a fully integrated remote emissions monitoring system that combines :