Optical gas imaging (OGI) continues to gain acceptance in the petroleum and petrochemical industries for both safety and environmental applications. The new NSPS OOOOa and BLM regulations for the oil and gas sector both allow for OGI as the primary Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) technology. These new regulations bring new requirements for OGI inspections and operators choosing to use OGI as a compliance tool. In addition, the field of OGI continues to advance with new methods, new sensor technology and new applications emerging. A QOGI method is now available to provide real-time measurements of leak rates.
This course will review the fundamental aspects of optical gas imaging and describe how they relate to the new OGI related regulations. The OGI related requirements for a OOOOa compliant monitoring plan will also be examined. A Quantitative Optical Gas Imaging method will be presented along with results from blind testing and side-by-side comparisons to other quantitative methods. Applications for QOGI in the oil and gas sector will be presented and discussed. The course will conclude with a survey of the latest developments in the field of Optical Gas Imaging with an emphasis on applications for the petroleum and petrochemical industries.Register Now →