Air Quality

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

When it comes to Leak Detection and Repair services, Sage has built a practice around the top experts in the field. By bringing on universally respected 30-year LDAR veterans such as Graham "Buzz" Harris, David Ranum, and former EPA investigator Joe Wilwerding, Sage offers both vast experience and unmatched expertise around LDAR program audits, enhancements, training and more. Sage LDAR services include:

LDAR PROGRAM AUDITS

  • Third-party Consent Decree audits
  • Third-party HRVOC audits (Texas)
  • EPA-style Database Forensic Audits
  • Compliance Checkups
  • Custom Audits, including:
    • Verification of component inventories
    • Spotting monitoring problems
    • Shadow monitoring
    • Identification of routing problems
    • Report reviews
    • Answers to compliance questions
    • Open-end line control
    • Proper sample station design

SMART LDAR/AWP

  • Design of optical imaging demonstrations and special studies
  • Mass emission measurement to define sensitivity of optical imaging
  • Infrared imaging survey work
  • Cost-effectiveness evaluation of AWP
  • Rule interpretation for Smart LDAR
  • Design of hybrid infrared/M21 leak detection programs

LDAR PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS

  • Development of an LDAR Compliance Plan
  • Identification and Responsibilities of Key Program Personnel
  • Management of the LDAR Contractor
  • Developing an In-House LDAR Training Program
  • Important LDAR QA/QC Procedures
  • Key LDAR Program Metrics
  • LDAR Turnarounds

For a historical overview and update on the latest EPA direction for LDAR in the US, read the June 2011 Hydrocarbon Processing article by Joe Wilwerding.

The value of leak detection needs to be weighed against the chances of a significant accident, a worker-safety/exposure lawsuit, and even the scrutiny of regulator or community activists. Click here to read an article on this topic by Sage's senior regulatory specialist Joe Wilwerding; it was published in the September 2009 issue of Tank Storage magazine. http://www.tankstoragemag.com/

LDAR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Starting an LDAR Program from "scratch"
  • LDAR Contractor Transition Management
  • Equipment Leak Emission Estimates
  • Basic LDAR Program Elements
  • Complying with basic reporting requirements
  • Valuable Program Enhancements
  • LDAR Data Management Systems
  • Effective Staffing Techniques

TRAINING

MASS EMISSION MEASUREMENT

  • Bagging to develop Emission Factors & Correlation Equations
  • Bagging to support SmartLDAR demonstrations
Do You Know

Sage's LDAR Top Guns Buzz Harris, David Ranum, and Joe Wilwerding combine over 77 years of LDAR experience from industry, educational and regulatory standpoints. These experts work with a crack team of LDAR specialists to help bring your LDAR program into the first rank of compliance, quality and cost-effectiveness. Sage is the leading provider of refinery Consent Decree LDAR audits, with over 100 completed to date, as well as remaining on the forefront of cutting-edge leak detection technology and approaches with SMART LDAR and forensic database audits that equal or exceed those used by the regulators themselves. Bring this powerful level of experience to work for you!

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