Best-in-class LDAR surveys to help you comply with the upcoming EU Methane Regulation
On 15 December 2021, the European Commission released its proposal for a regulation on methane emissions reduction in the energy sector. The main goal of this regulation is to lay down rules for accurate measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of methane emissions by performing LDAR surveys and putting restrictions on venting and flaring.
If you are an EU oil and gas operator, this regulation applies to:
- oil and fossil gas upstream exploration and production, fossil gas gathering and processing,
- gas transmission, distribution, underground storage and LNG terminals operating with fossil and/or renewable (bio-or synthetic) methane.
The feedback period to provide comments to this proposal has now been closed. If no changes were to be made to this proposal, you as operator would be requested to (amongst others):
- create an inventory of all components that have been checked,
- have an LDAR survey performed within 6 months of the day the regulation enters into force,
- deliver a compliant LDAR report within 1 month to your authorities after each LDAR survey.
We are a certified service provider and specialize in performing LDAR surveys and detecting and reporting methane leaks on source-level and site-level. With more than 30 years of experience and 9.000 successful projects. Plan and perform your LDAR surveys now before the EU Methane Regulation enters into force. Our experts are ready to support you.
How we help you comply with the EU Methane Regulation
Inventory of all components
Find methane leaks on source-level
Find methane leaks on site-level
Compliant LDAR reports
Source-based measurement techniques
Methods to detect fugitive methane leaks
Quickly check non-accessible areas with Optical Gas Imaging, resulting in Leak/No Leak Factors.
Perform Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR) campaigns to detect small leaks using FID/PID devices, such as the TVA2020 or Phoenix 42.
Detect ‘methane clouds’ fast in non-accessible areas with the Remote Methane Laser Detector (RMLD) resulting in a PPM value.
Detect vent and flare losses from leaking internal valves fast using ultrasonic equipment.
Perform direct measurements and quantify methane leaks on accessible sources, on vents, and on buried pipelines with the High Flow Sampler. Get highly accurate results in mass leak rates in KG/year. Compare accurate HFS measurement data with other data from LDAR programs and rank gas leaks in leak-rate order to prioritize repairs.
The Quantified Optical Gas Imaging technique is ideal to screen non-accesible sources. Please note that the OGI camera must be fixed on a tripod and multiple external factors (wind, temperature, etc.) need to be taken into account to perform a proper measurement.
Apart from source-based measurements above ground, our technicians also detect gas leaks on buried pipelines by car.
Our technicians detect methane leaks on buried pipelines on foot.
One of our most unique services is leak detection with our sniffing dogs. They are capable of pinpointing the exact location of even the smallest methane leaks on ppb level on buried pipelines.
Methods to quantify methane leaks on vents
With the High Flow Sampler or bagging technique, we quantify emissions from valves, regulators, or vents.
Other flow measurement techniques include the anemometers or calibrated vent bags to identify venting emissions.
Methods for flaring - Incomplete combustion
With the Testo 350, we determine the methane content from any exhaust of incomplete combustion sources.
The Multispectral Optical Gas Imaging technique allows you to quantify methane emissions from flaring – incomplete combustion. The technology combines OGI detection capabilities with quantification features.
Site-level measurement techniques
Together with our partner Sensirion, we provide the ground-based methane emissions monitoring solution called Nubo Sphere.
It is a reliable IoT solution that detects, locates and quantifies methane emissions across various industries. The deployment of real-time, continuous methane concentration data enables the detection, localization and quantification of emissions much earlier than was previously possible through human interaction alone. This enables fast, accurate and cost-saving damage control via rapid incident response actions, leading to increased safety and a reduced environmental burden.
Together with our partner Aeromon, we detect methane emissions using UAV drones. Increase people´s safety and perform efficient measurements to comply with the EU Methane Regulation.
Together with our partners, we help our clients detect super emitters or hotspots with satellites to help you comply.
The Multispectral Optical Gas Imaging technique allows you to quantify methane emissions from flaring – incomplete combustion. The technology combines OGI detection capabilities with quantification features. We provide this technique together with SENSIA.
We are an ISO 17025 Laboratory Accredited third party
How do we as a third party guarantee that the emission data we collect is accurate and reliable?
With our ISO 17025 612-TEST Laboratory Accreditation from Belac, the Belgian accreditation body, and 389-TEST from Israc, Israel’s accreditation body, we ensure that the detection of leaks, the individual quantification of a leak, and the quantification of the overall emission of the installation to the atmosphere is fully in compliance with the outstanding legislation.
Through this accreditation, we guarantee accurate and reliable emission data as a third party.
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Emission management software SFEMP helps you comply
The EU Methane Regulation requires you to submit your LDAR report to your authorities within 1 month after each LDAR survey has been performed. And to keep records of all identified leaks for at least ten years.
SFEMP, Sniffers Full Emission Management Platform, is a cloud-based software application that was designed to digitize your full emission management process from setting up the inventory, data collection during surveys with SFEMP Mobile, to generating reports and repair orders automatically.
Since it is cloud-based, records can be saved for ten years or more as required by the Regulation.