Emission Services

Together with our Belgian principal, we offer independent metering expertise for environmental compliance including emissions measurement. Specialized refinery loss audits allow our customers to differentiate between real and apparent losses, implement appropriate improvements to measurement systems and benefit from immediate savings through improved refinery operations. Our emissions services consultancy service enables our customers to benefit ‐ where applicable ‐from taxation allowances for efficient management of environmental emissions.

Fugitive Emission Management (LDAR)

Gugusan Dominasi offers you a traditional LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) program which is compliant to the international standard EPA method 21 and local regulations. In addition, the Sniffers can also offer you a smart LDAR programwhich is a very effective combination of traditional LDAR and quick scanning with infrared cameras to guarantee qualitative monitoring of (very) large leakages.

Our working methodology to comply with the client’s technical requirements can be described by the following major steps:

  1. Project preparation: planning, gathering company/unit information and structure, mapping streams on P&ID’s, database and SFEMP software setup.
  2. Onsite program activities: identification of all potential leak sources, monitoring of potential leak sources on equipment, labelling of all leaking equipment with leak tag and first repair round.
  3. Data handling & emission report generation: data input in database, quality check analysis in software, generation of repair orders and writing of report.
  4. Deliverables and project handover: analyses and maintenance plan for the coming years, project data and report handover and project presentation.

We can proudly announce that the software tool ‘SFEMP’ (Sniffers Fugitive Emission Management Program), we use, is a front runner in managing fugitive emission data. A flexible application to collect, analyse and report as well as clearly map your complete infrastructure.

Flare Loss Management

Flare emissions to the flare system are a loss of VOC’s caused by internal leaking equipment such as pressure relief valves, ball‐and gate valves and control valves. These uncontrolled product emissions are routed to the flare to be burned and typically represent a huge volume of product loss.

In the absence of a flare loss management program, these losses are the single most significant cause of raw material losses resulting from plant activities. The total number of flare connected equipment (= possible leaking sources) is mostly less than 1% of the total number of fugitive emission sources. Nevertheless, the finding of only a few leakswill result in a great payback opportunity. Most of our executed flare loss management programs had a full payback of the complete monitoring project in less than a year, many of them even had a multiple payback.

Our flare loss management working methodology:‐

  1. Project preparation: planning, gathering company/unit information and structure, mapping streams on flare drawings, database and SNIFFLARE software setup.
  2. Onsite program activities: identification of all potential leak sources, monitoring of potential leak sources, labeling of all leaking equipment with leak tag and first repair round.
  3. Data handling & emission report generation: data input in database, quality check analysis in software, generation of repair orders and writing of report.
  4. Deliverables and project handover: analyses and maintenance planfor the coming years, project data and report handover and project presentation.

Flare loss measurement method:‐

Gugusan Dominasi uses an ultrasonic measurement device, VPAC, for monitoring the potential flare losses. The functioning of the measurement device works with detection of high frequency sound that is produced by the medium when it is pressed through a small opening. The medium will make sure that there will be turbulence when it breaches through the small opening. It is this turbulence that causes high frequent noise, which can be measured.

We can proudly announce that the software tool ‘SNIFFLARE’, we use, is our major strength. A flexible application to collect, analyse and reportyour flare data. As such we clearly map your complete infrastructure.

Steam Loss Management

Our principal is an European market leader in steam loss management, we are convinced that we have the necessary knowledge and experience to complete a steam loss management projectsuccessfully. Such program has as main objective to gather an overview of the possible steam trapsand a summary of every installation per P&ID. A typical steam loss managementprogram achieves an average paybackperiod of 5 months.

An important note: Our principal – The Sniffersworks independently from any steam trap manufacturer and supplier. This gives them the opportunity to study and develop all the BAT’s (Best Available Technique) available on the market. Consequently, They select the best available measurement technique. As independent third party, the Sniffers has a high reliability, credibility and neutral vision on all installed steam traps.

Our working methodology to comply with the client’s technical requirements can be described by the following major steps:-

  1. Project preparation:planning, gathering company/unit information and structure, mapping streams on stream drawings, database and SNIFTRAP software setup.
  2. Onsite program activities:identification of all potential leak sources, monitoring of potential leak sources on equipment, labelling of all leaking equipment with leak tag and first repair round.
  3. Data handling & emission report generation:data input in database, quality check analysis in software, generation of repair orders and writing of report.
  4. Deliverables and project handover:analyses and maintenance plan for the coming years, project data and report handover and project presentation.

We have a unique comprehensive technical program that completely analyses your steam infrastructure, by using the very best techniques: ultrasonic and infrared equipment thus making it possible to proceed in a very source specific manner.

We can proudly announce that the software tool ‘SNIFTRAP’, we use, is our major strength. A flexible application to collect, analyse and report your steam loss data. As such we clearly map your complete infrastructure.

Storage Tank Emission Management

Since several years, our principal, The Sniffers has received several questions to monitor, map and manage emissions coming from different kinds of storage tanks. Despite the fact that no official legislation makes tank emission measurements obligatory yet, more and more clients want to get a clear view on the emissions of their storage tanks for themselves.

Until now, a commonly used method is the application of the AP‐42 approach to esƟmate these kind of emissions.

Our working methodology to comply with the client’s technical requirements can be described by the following major steps:‐

  1. Project preparation: planning, gathering company/unit information and structure, plot plans of the tank farm, detailed tank drawings.
  2. Onsite program activities: identification of all potential leak sources, screening with IR‐camera for optical gas imaging, monitoring procedure with FID/PID ‐logging.
  3. Data handling & emission report generation: data input in database, quality check analysis in software, generation of repair orders, writing of report.
  4. Deliverables and project handover: analyses and maintenance plan for the coming years, project data and report handover, project presentation.

The Sniffers is a front‐runner in managing tank emissions. We use the Sniffers best measurement techniques, such as optical gas imaging using infrared camera’s, high flow sampling and concentration logging to determine the required maintenance and repair actions. Our storage tank emission management program is applicable for all kinds of storage tanks: fixed roof, external floating roof, internal floating roof, gas spheres, …

The OGI technique, implemented by using an IR camera, can be applied intensively in looking for emissions in tank farms. IR cameras have sensors that detect the difference in temperature between a target object or materials and its surroundings based on thermal optical imaging. It provides the ability to screen in a fast and structured way, increasing the operator’s safety and can result in reducing an extensive amount of emission losses in a tank farm.

When using OGI, gas leaks will appear as “smoke” on the camera screen. What was once invisible, now is clearly visible and recordable for easy archiving and documenting.

Optical Gas Imaging

Gugusan Dominasi uses infrared cameras for optical gas imaging. It is the only way to monitor leaks in inaccessible areasor storage tanks. The use of infrared cameras enables the quick scanningof large emission leaks in a cost‐effective way. Our contact‐free optical gas imaging equipment is perfect for managing leaks on process environment and guarantees a high level of safety during plant startup and shutdown. Most importantly, the remote approach reduces health risksduring measurements. Optical gas imaging can be used as a standalone service or can be integrated in existing LDAR programs as so called “Smart LDAR” programs.

Our working methodology to comply with the client’s technical requirements can be described by the following major steps:‐

  1. Project preparation: planning, gathering company/unit information and structure, mapping streams on P&ID’s, database and SFEMP software setup.
  2. Onsite program activities: identification of all potential leak sources, monitoring of potential leak sources on equipment, labelling of all leaking equipment with leak tag and first repair round.
  3. Data handling & emission report generation: data input in database, quality check analysis in software, generation of repair orders and writing of report.
  4. Deliverables and project handover: analyses and maintenance plan for the coming years, project data and report handover and project presentation.

Other Services

Compressed air management
Using proven ultrasound techniques, we are able to detect compressed air loss which can often run up to 40% of total usage. A qualitative compressed air management program decreases energy costs and extends the life span of compressors.

Corrosion thickness measurements
By using ultrasonic techniques, we are able to measure corrosion thickness typically from 0.4 to 650 mm. Our measurement reports offer a clear overview of the condition of your complete infrastructure.

High flow sampling
Mainly used as a combined technique, high flow sampling exactly measures gas leak rates. The exact reports allow our clients to determine the payback period for every specific leak in the product stream.