As for all other subsea instrumentation, the leak detection and condition monitoring system shall be designed and be compliant with the oil & gas industry standards and requirements. Naxys has focused on a robust sensor design and development of monitoring systems with no maintenance requirements.
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPERATOR
The EU has developed the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) directive, with the objective to prevent and limit industrial pollution. The IPPC is based on BAT – Best Available Techniques, which means the application of the most effective and advanced stage in the development of methods to reduce emissions.
According to Norwegian legislations, the Operator “shall establish a remote measuring system that provides sufficient information to ensure that acute pollution from the facility is quickly discovered and mapped so that the amount and spread can be determined.” (§57 Remote sensing of acute pollution, The Activities Regulations).
In relation to future production in the Arctic region, Norwegian authorities have expressed the need for “early warning systems based on detecting leaks at the source”.
Regulatory requirements and the Best Available Techniques principle are met by use of Naxys Leak Detectors.