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Safeguarding Against Hazards: IPC Valves’ Fugitive Emission-Tested Gate and Ball Valves

Sustainability, and its growing importance, has increased need to look at the issue of fugitive emissions more seriously. It poses significant challenges and hazards. These emissions not only contribute to approximately 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions but also bring forth countless risks that cannot be ignored.
With an intensity of 90 kg CO2e/boe, the impact of fugitive emissions is very serious.

Emission of natural gases and chemicals present various dangers, ranging from its flammability to its adverse effects on human health and the environment.

Let’s delve deeper into the risks associated with methane Fugitive Emission-Tested Gate and Ball Valve:

Explosion and Fire:

Gases released from fugitive emission like methane are highly flammable and can form explosive mixtures with air within a specific range of concentrations. Even a small ignition source such as a spark or open flame, can trigger a violent explosion or fire.

Health Hazards:

Exposure to some of media can be toxic and may lead to symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting or loss of consciousness. Prolonged exposure to such gases at high concentrations can result in oxygen deprivation and asphyxiation, which can be fatal.

Environmental Impact:

Fugitive emission of industrial gases can cause much higher global warming than carbon dioxide over a shorter time frame. Uncontrolled emissions contribute significantly to climate change and environmental degradation.

Oxygen Displacement:

Some of the gases released for example methane is lighter than air and can displace oxygen in poorly ventilated or confined spaces. If such gases accumulate in an enclosed area, it can reduce the oxygen concentration to levels that are insufficient to support human life.

The oil and gas industry, recognizing the urgent need for action, has set ambitious targets, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. As part of this effort, the demand for fugitive emission (FE) tested valves has become imperative, ensuring enhanced safety and environmental protection across operations.

At IPC Valves, we understand the importance of dealing with Fugitive emission hazards. That’s why we created Gate and Ball Valves. They’re tested to meet the highest industry standards for Fugitive Emission. Our valves follow strict rules set by API 624 for Gate Valves and ISO 15848 for Ball Valves. This ensures they work well even in tough situations.

In a world where safety and sustainability are paramount, you can trust IPC Valves to deliver excellence. Safeguard your operations against hazards with our Fugitive Emission Tested Gate and Ball Valves. Get in touch with us today to learn more and experience the IPC difference first hand. Your safety is our priority.