LDAR, vent and flare loss monitoring, and steam loss monitoring for TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies in Antwerp, Belgium, has been a loyal customer of Intero – The Sniffers for over 20 years. What are the results of all those LDAR campaigns, steam loss, and flare loss monitoring projects?
“The first contract with TotalEnergies was signed in 1997 to manage fugitive emissions for Total Olefins Antwerp (TOA). Leak detection at TOA was already well established in the nineties,” says Mark Pauwels, Environmental Manager of TotalEnergies Antwerp.
Addition of energy-saving programs
Mark adds: “Due to the execution of accurate and effective LDAR (Leak Detection And Repair) programs for Total Refinery Antwerp and the expertise of the operators about our installations, we decided to also add energy-saving programs to the scope of work. Intero – The Sniffers have therefore been executing steam loss monitoring as well as vent and flare loss monitoring since the early 2000s. We now have a clear overview of our steam traps and passing valves and we can act faster when a leak is found with the clear repair orders. Having our installations checked has resulted in an important Return On Investment for TotalEnergies Antwerp.”
TotalEnergies was the first customer we ever executed steam loss monitoring for. All these years later, the results say it all.Bas Hermans – Emission Division Operations Director Intero – The Sniffers
Our collaboration with Intero – The Sniffers of more than 20 years is based on working with trustworthy experts who master the best available techniques to manage fugitive emissions and achieve energy savings. They anticipate to changes in legislation and update us accordingly.Mark Pauwels – Environmental Manager TotalEnergies Antwerp