Prevention of Valve Fugitive Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry

Prevention of Valve Fugitive Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry

1st Edition - May 24, 2021

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  • Author: Karan Sotoodeh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918626
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323918633

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Prevention of Valve Fugitive Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry delivers a critical reference for oil and gas engineers and managers to get up-to-speed on all factors surrounding valve fugitive emissions. New technology is included on monitoring, with special attention given to valve seals which are typically the biggest emitting factor on the valve. Proper testing requirements to mitigate future leaks are also covered. Rounding out with international standards, laws and specifications to apply to projects around the world, this book gives today’s engineers updated knowledge on how to lower emissions on today’s equipment.

Key Features

  • Helps readers understand the sources and key factors that contribute to fugitive emissions and leakage from oil and gas valves
  • Teaches ways to select proper seals and perform valve testing to mitigate future emissions
  • Includes international standards, laws and specifications to help readers stay compliant and environmentally responsible


Mechanical engineers; valve engineers; piping engineers; actuator engineers; instrument engineers; petroleum and energy engineering researchers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Terms and definitions

    Chapter 2: Valve fugitive emission
    2.1 Introduction to fugitive emission
    2.2. History of fugitive emission in different countries like USA, Germany, France
    2.3 Sources of emission
    2.4 Negative impacts of fugitive emissio
    2.5 Emission from valves
    2.6 Key factors in low emission solutions
    2.7. Category of fluid services as per ASME and Norsok standard
    2.8 Looking at new technology for monitoring the fugitive emission in the valves

    Chapter 3: Valves sealing and packing
    3.1 Introduction to valve seals
    3.2 Valve seals
    3.3 Static Vs Dynamic seals
    3.4 Valve stem seals
    3.5 Reasons of leakage from valve seals
    3.6 Types of valve seals
    3.7 Seal materials

    Chapter 4: Valve fugitive emission test standards, laws and end users’ specifications
    4.1 History and introduction to the test standards
    4.2 American Petroleum Institute fugitive test standards (API 622, API 624, API 641)
    4.3 ISO 15484 fugitive emission review
    4.4 TA Luft / VDI 2440
    4.5 Looking at Shell and Chevron fugitive emission specification

Product details

  • No. of pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2021
  • Published: May 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918626
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323918633

About the Author

Karan Sotoodeh

Karan Sotoodeh recently earned his PhD in Safety and Reliability in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stavanger. Previously, Karan was the Senior / Lead Engineer in valves and actuators for Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oil field services company. He was responsible for engineering and delivering valves and actuators in subsea manifolds, working with valve suppliers, R&D activities, and maintaining the company’s valve database. He has also worked for AkerSolutions, NLI Engineering, and Nargan Engineers as a senior specialist in piping and valves, assisting with many projects around the world. He is the author of Prevention of Valve Fugitive Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry and Subsea Valves and Actuators for the Oil and Gas Industry, both published by Elsevier. Karan earned a Master of Research in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Oil and Gas Engineering, both from Robert Gordon University of Aberdeen, and a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lead Engineer, Valves and Actuators, Valve Engineering Group, Manifold department, Baker Hughes, Oslo, Norway

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