Score’s field services include the provision of valve diagnostics, using a variety of techniques to identify and quantify thru-valve leakage.
AE leak detection is the finding and quantification of thru-valve leakage by monitoring the very high frequency noise a leaking fluid generates. Score has developed AE leak detection equipment which is portable, non-invasive and intrinsically safe for use on plant or offshore facilities with minimal disruption.
Score can provide personnel and equipment to undertake AE leak detection programs or to target a specific problem valve.
Score have carried out surveys in the following applications:-
Losses to vent or flare via PSVs, vent or blowdown valves
Confirmation of PSV reseating after lift
Losses around compressor recycle loops
Detection of valve erosion in abrasive service
Ensuring compliance with performance criteria on safety critical ESDVs
Further information on the Score MIDAS® Meter and other Score valve diagnostic equipment including permanent systems can be found on www.midasmeter.com
Score have demonstrated that the use of the AE technique brings quantifiable safety improvements, with on-going cost savings running to the $millions in terms of saved lost production and time benefits over alternative techniques.