Helping to Reduce Emissions on a Global Scale
With continued pressure from Governments and environmental bodies for companies to operate in the most efficient and environmentally-friendly ways, fugitive emissions testing is becoming increasingly important. All our testing is carried out in accordance with ISO 15848 or Shell SPE 77/312 and 77/300 under the most stringent safety conditions.
Fugitive emissions testing is designed to identify leakage in critical components using helium as the primary trace gas with a helium mass spectrometer measuring any leakages.
Why use Helium in Fugitive Emissions Testing?
- It provides the most sensitive and up-to-date method of testing
- Helium is a safe and inert gas
- Helium is a very searching gas and therefore readily penetrates minute leaks
- A proven technology that simulates live conditions
- No contamination of the atmosphere due to helium being non-toxic, non-hazardous and non-destructive
Fugitive Emissions Testing Capabilities:
- Production test: Normally carried out at ambient temperature and involves cycling the component during the test (in accordance to ISO 15848-2 or Shell SPE 77/312)
- Proof test: Temperatures are elevated and reduced for type test approval (in accordance with ISO 15848-1 or Shell 77/300)
Typical Components for Fugitive Emissions Testing:
Valves (including ball, gate, globe, check, choke, butterfly, relief), Valve Bodies, Flanges and Process Instrumentation.