Other definitions of fugitive emissions include yet more gases or vapours, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may pose a health risk to both company workers and the local community.
A rather underestimated greenhouse gas is methane. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), it is responsible for about 30 percent of the global temperature increase since the industrial revolution. 40 percent of the methane emissions from human activity stems from the energy sector including the crude oil, natural gas, coal and bioenergy industries.
WIKA offers comprehensive instrumentation solutions that minimise and prevent the occurrence of gas leaks in industrial processes. They feature tailored design features such as metal-to-metal seals, preassembled and tested sensor-valve combinations, two-chamber sensor designs, special welding processes and optimised valve packings. There is also a selection of application-specific special materials and leak rate tests. WIKA has put together an independent solution portfolio for SF6 gas applications.