Leak Detection and Location
TAS has long worked on applications supporting quick mitigation of hazardous gas releases. When there is a loss of containment, quick detection, hazard assessment, and source location are key to mitigating the hazard. TAS provides timely information, giving notice when it happens, how big the problem is, and where it is located.
TAS has been developing and fielding systems to help detect and locate containment loss since the early 1990’s. We quickly determined that although open path sensing was impressive, the systems needed to be integrated to make useful applications. This led to the early development of systems using integrated technologies to support release detection and location. TAS continues to make practical advances in these applications.
Emergency Detection and Response
Quick detection and location are paramount for hazard mitigation of release of industrial gases such as natural gas, volatile organics, toxic organics, HF, HCl, HCN, ammonia, chlorine, and others. Fast and reliable detection systems, effective information communication, automated reaction support, and even fully automated response all speed initiation of response and support mitigation decisions. TAS systems have helped save lives and millions of dollars in operations losses. TAS works with clients to design and implement these systems to meet specific near-field release detection and location for risk mitigation and loss prevention.
TAS clients have found that their emergency detection systems provide early detection and location of leaks before an emergency response is needed. Many customers have found that effective detection can help operators change their practices and reduce minor emissions to near zero. This has been repeated many times. Others found that early detection is effective for loss prevention, reducing repair costs and lost productivity. Finding and locating containment losses early is simply good business.
Leak Detection and Repair
TAS systems are in continuous use to detect leaks when they happen. Though not yet part of formal LDAR programs, TAS supported sensor technology, design methods, and data processing techniques that are being applied for quick detection and location of larger releases. Continued development in sensors and methods is fielding applications for location of smaller fugitive release sources. TAS has the technology and methods.