on-line oil leak detection is a tool that is seeing increasing use in the oil and gas industry. Hydrocarbon leaks can result not just in environmental contamination but also, when their concentration is sufficiently high, in life threatening fires and explosions. Such outcomes cause severe harm to personnel, businesses and the environment. These high hydrocarbon concentrations occur not infrequently in the oil and gas industry, which is one reason why an increasingly strict regulatory framework governs the sector. In order to comply with the requirements of this regulatory environment, on-line leak alerts are increasingly employed to provide early warning to the operators of extraction, processing and storage facilities.
on-line oil leak alert
One typical application of on-line oil leak detection systems is in bunded storage areas. Bunding is a method of storage in which a retaining wall is constructed around an area where potentially polluting substances are being handled, processed or stored, in order to contain any unintentional spillage of the polluting substance, constraining it within the bunded area, until remedial measures can be taken.