Fugitive Emission Valve Testing
Fugitive emissions are emissions of gases or vapours from pressurized equipment due to leaks and other unintended or irregular releases of gases, mostly from industrial activities. As well as the economic cost of lost commodities, fugitive emissions contribute to air pollution and some vapours present potential hazard to human health and safety.
Valves, flanges, gaskets and fittings can be tested for fugitive emission in one of our test bunkers by well-trained test engineers.
These components can be tested at different temperatures with helium or methane test gas, using the sniffing or vacuum method according to recognised international standards or can be designed to our customer’s own specifications to ensure application suitability.
Examples of Fugitive Emissions valve standards:
- Production test: ISO 15848-2, Shell SPE 77/312 (carried out at room temperature)
- Type Testing: ISO 15848-1, API 624, API 641, API 622, TA Luft – VD 2440 (test temperatures: room temperature, elevated and/or reduced temperature)
- Containing Fugitive Emissions
- VMA Technical Seminar: Fugitive Emission Testing and Certification for Valves
- Valve Manufacturers Association - ISO vs. API Standard
- Gas Storage Bergermeer Project
- The importance of stem seal configuration in ISO 15848-1 certified valves
- Emission standards for valve packings
- Fluid Handling Magazine