Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Programs are work systems based on inspection operations on storage, production and distribution lines, and points of dispatch for any type of volatile substance that may leak through the elements that make up the closed system or network in which it is located or through which it circulates. This generates losses that affect the environment, occupational safety, and the economic performance of the system as a whole or a part of it.
Applus+ implements, develops, and maintains LDAR Programs applied to the following sectors:
Applus+ also actively participates in improving measurement and testing processes and in the operational verification of new technologies developed to provide the oil and gas industry with better quantifications of their methane emissions. This is done with the precision and transparency required by being part of the working groups of OGMP 2.0 (Oil & Gas Methane Partnership 2.0) established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with goals for the progressive reduction and mitigation of methane emissions.
The LDAR program provides detailed and useful information for decision-making affecting maintenance, operations, the environment, procurement, prevention, and management, based on:
Partnering Applus+ for the implementation and monitoring of LDAR Programs offers, among others, the following benefits to clients: