Successful LDAR Program Strategies: Featuring Alternative Work Practice
Tanya Jackson and Terence Trefiak, PE
The EPA has found significant widespread noncompliance with Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) in U.S. oil and gas facilities. A number of things can lead to LDAR violations: misinterpretation of the regulations, lack of training, neglected inventories, poor documentation, outdated databases, poor communication, and more. What if we could turn back time 30 years?
How would our programs look if we knew what we know now? Now, with that in mind, how can we transform our current programs with innovative strategies, new technologies (i.e., optical gas imaging) and alternative approaches?