How EPA Regulations Change Ways We Look at Gas Leaks

January 2017, Vol. 244, No. 1

By Omer Yanai, Vice President of Gas Imaging and Technology Innovation, OPGAL, Karmiel, Israel

Last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFL, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as QuadOa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presented a major shift in the way that emission detection from gas leaks is regulated, and the technology that can be used. Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major concern for operators and a challenging problem to address. OGI technology started to play a role about 10 years ago when companies began using it to reduce the harm caused by leaks…

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