Training and audits
Get your staff trained and audit your industrial site to prevent risks.
Our programmes are specific to each participant in an LDAR programme, from the measurement technician on site to the heads of Departments concerned (Technical, Production, Environment, Quality & Safety, Maintenance, etc.).
Some examples from our range of training programmes:
- The ‘Introduction to LDAR or SMART LDAR’ programme for Business management or authorities covers the issues of leak detection and repair, the applicable environmental regulations, the specific safety measures to implement, the rules of identification of equipment to test, databases, measuring devices and techniques (FID analyser, IR camera, etc.), standards concerning the measurement and quantification of VOC emissions (EN 15446 and EPA-453/R-95, EPA 21).
- The ‘FEM 1’ programme specific to site technicians provides a detailed course on tagging methods, equipment coding for database management, measuring techniques: calibration, adjustment and configuration of FID or OGI (with IR cameras), measurement standards EPA 21 and EN 15446, marking leaks on drawings, using and managing photos and videos, maintenance support, use of ATEX field computers, etc.
- The ‘FEM 3’ programme is aimed at LDAR project managers and covers the organisational aspects of programmes, managing in-field teams and their certification, task planning, project monitoring, reading PID, process review. It covers the software aspects in detail: database structure, data analysis, calculation and monetisation of reductions in product losses, reports, etc.
VOC emission test audit
We also propose audits of VOC emission test programmes which can address the following areas as required:
In-field audit of LDAR or SMART LDAR programmes:
- Identification of equipment:
• Best practices in identification and tagging
• Coverage of test area, observance of scope (equipment and fluids)
• Process review
• Consistency and structure of the database
• Supervision of measuring devices: Calibration, adjustment and maintenance
• Supervision of measurement: observance of standards and best practices
- Quantification of emissions:
• Configuration of response and saturation factors (pegged values), correct use of leak thresholds
• Supervision of quantification rules and algorithms
• Compliance with standards and regulations
• Quality and safety audit
Suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (coveralls, breathing protection, explosion meter, specific detectors for gases such as H2S, etc.)
Observance of Safety standards (ATEX, etc.) or standards such as OHSAS 18001 or MASE.
Application of best practices (handling high-pressure gas cylinders and filling H2 cartridges for FID analysers, etc.)
VOC emissions quantification method:
Verification of composition of fluids measured and of the calculation of response factors
Compliance check on software used in relation to applicable standards (e.g EN 15446, EPA-453/R-95)
Compliance of deliverables in relation to applicable standard (e.g EN 15446) and regulations.