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Resolving liquefied natural gas leaks

The Oil & Gas industry demands high levels of equipment integrity to mitigate the high consequences of failure.

Western Australian company, Integrity Engineering Solutions (IES) help the industry with design and fabrication problems and with problems with existing equipment. They use advanced analysis techniques to resolve integrity issues. They are world leaders in analysing and preventing liquified natural gas (LNG) leaks.

The Microscopy Australia team at the University of Western Australia, worked with IES to determine categorically the root cause of a leakage in their overseas client’s LNG loading arm seals. By using their micro-CT instruments, the team created a new inspection technique for IES and a potential income stream for Western Australia. This work now paves the way for IES to resolve leaks for a global client base, improving safety, reducing cost and helping the environment.

X-ray CT 3D rendered images of failure points in plastic seals

X-ray CT 3D rendered images of failure points in plastic seals