Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Programme and Monitoring

What is an LDAR Programme?

A Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Programme is required for the following sub-categories of the Listed Activities legislation:

  • Subcategory 2.4 Storage and Handling of Petroleum Products
  • Subcategory 2.5 Industrial Fuel Oil Recyclers
  • Subcategory 3.3: Tar Processes
  • Category 6: Organic Chemicals Industry

All industries listed above process liquid chemicals, therefore there is the opportunity for leaks to occur compromising the environment. An LDAR programme measures the gases that emerge when leaking liquids flash into gases. Following on from an existing LDAR, Leak Detection Monitoring (LDM) is the execution of the planned monitoring for leaks on the plant with a hand held VOC analyser, conducted as per US EPA 21.

This programme details the:

  • type of inspection per component type
  • how a leak is defined
  • Monitoring Record Sheet
  • Repair Record Sheet


Who can I speak to?

Ray oversees new business development and can help you define your emissions testing requirements and quote accordingly.

Consolidated Emissions Results

With our multiple testing teams and short lead times, we can conduct testing at all of your sites nationwide and provide consolidated feedback to head office. Our reports are comprehensive and simple to understand, even for non-technical people.

Engineering Advice

Our service doesn’t end when we hand over the report. We will meet with you to discuss ways to reduce emissions and to obtain compliance. We can also conduct upstream and downstream measurement to determine the abatement efficiency.

The Bridge Between You and Law

We know the legislation well. We will sit with you and share how the legislation applies to your site. We can assist you with your Atmospheric Emissions License (AEL), NAIES and Annual Reporting. And we can help you build a relationship of trust with your Air Quality Officer as we have worked with many of the AQO’s in SA.

Peace of Mind

Our team consists of Chemical Engineers and Scientists. We have extensive combustion, air pollution, and process engineering experience. We will provide accurate emissions results that you can trust. Considering the risk of fines, imprisonment, and reputational damage; we provide you with Peace of Mind.

Years in the Business

Our track record and reputation of serving clients excellently is important to us.

Stack Tests Completed

Our experience translates into efficiency and accuracy.

Chemical Engineers, Scientists, & Support Staff

Our recruitment process is rigorous. We hire the best to give you the best.