OOOOa LDAR for Well Site and Compressor Station Operators

On June 3, 2016, in an effort to fulfill the President’s Climate Action Plan: Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. EPA published NSPS OOOOa in the Federal Register. NSPS OOOOa includes requirements for equipment leaks. Specifically, facilities are required to implement leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs in order to demonstrate compliance with applicable fugitive emissions regulations. Therefore, this one-day course will provide an overview of regulations requiring control of fugitive emissions and will focus on managing an LDAR program at well sites and compressor stations to comply with NSPS OOOOa. Additionally, this course will cover developing and implementing an LDAR program as well as other facets related to LDAR compliance.


Course topics
  • Applicability of LDAR requirements
    • Construction
    • Modification
    • Reconstruction
  • Overview of Fugitive Emission Sources
    • Types of fugitive emission sources
    • Identification of equipment under NSPS OOOOa
    • What is an LDAR Program?
    • Open-ended valves/lines
  • Monitoring techniques
    • Optical gas imaging (i.e, LDAR IR Camera)
    • Method 21
  • Review of regulations requirements (including exemptions)
    • NSPS OOOOa
    • NSPS VVa
  • Developing and implementing an LDAR Program
    • Typical LDAR implementation process
    • Basic LDAR database framework
    • Source inventory basics
    • Areas for potential program improvements
    • Title V compliance management
    • Auditing/evaluating LDAR programs
  • Managing LDAR Technicians (Contractor)
    • Reasonable expectations
    • Methods on follow-up with LDAR technicians and/or contractors
    Please note: This course will not cover LDAR for Oil & Gas processing plants.
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    Jul 27, 2017 -- Columbus, OH
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Nov 02, 2017 -- Denver, CO
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM