Detection Analysis of Leaks in Gas Processing Plant

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  •   Ibim Abba Green

  •   Kelechi U. Uugoji

Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyse the detection of fluid leaks and measures that can ensure safe operation of the gas processing facilities. This will mitigate the operational, environmental and financial risks associated with gas processing activities. The study used Hydrostatic Pressure test to analyse newly manufactured pressure systems. Existing pressure systems were also pressure tested. The analysis directly surveyed, identified and quantified the leaks. Data from previous leaks were also investigated to identify the components that are most likely to leak and profitable to repair. The experimental analysis showed that a larger percentage of gas emissions are from smaller irregular cuts in components such as Pipelines, Valves, Heat Exchangers, Connectors, Compressor seals, Open-ended lines, Flanges, Crankcase vents, Pressure relief devices, and Pump seals.


 


Index Terms— Leaks; Pressure test; Detection; Data; Gas Emission.


Keywords: Leaks, Pressure Test, Detection, Data, Gas Emission

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Green, I. and Uugoji, K. 2019. Detection Analysis of Leaks in Gas Processing Plant. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 4, 6 (Jun. 2019), 120-123. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2019.4.6.1386.