Hydrocarbon Storage Leak Detection: Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Diesel, and Oil Tanks

Hydrocarbon Storage Leak Detection

Leaks in hydrocarbon storage tanks may occur via the tank walls or the tank bottom. It is common for an older oil storage tank to have corrosion at its base, emerging from either internal corrodents or external influences such as soil moisture and pH. The addressable sensing cables in the Naftosense hydrocarbon leak detection system offer continuous monitoring and protection for various hydrocarbon storage tanks, aiding in avoiding soil contamination and product loss. The Naftosense hydrocarbon leak detection cable is both fast sensing and reusable. 

The cables' underlying technology uses a physical phenomenon that has been around for decades: employing polymeric absorption to detect the presence of compounds in the vapor phase. Polymer-absorption sensors consist of a chemically sensitive absorbent deposited onto a substrate that acts as an electrode. As chemical vapors contact the absorbent, the chemicals absorb into the polymers, causing them to swell. The electrode's resistance varies as swelling occurs, which may be quantitatively measured and recorded. The swelling is proportional to the chemical vapor concentration in contact with the absorbent. PAS technology, which dates back to the 1950s, has a proven track record of identifying the presence of hydrocarbons. The technology works in harsh environments and provides real-time, cost-effective critical infrastructure integrity monitoring. 

Naftosense is one of the few leak detection companies in North America capable of tailoring and configuring custom solutions for specific applications. By providing an industry-approved, fully functioning, long-term leak detection system with data communications and location-based warnings, backed by a 10-year guarantee, Naftosense has the real-world knowledge to solve the challenges of the most demanding applications.

Reason to deploy Naftosense Leak Detection for Hydrocarbon Storage Tanks:

  • Reports leak volume as the small leak gets larger.
  • Zero false alarms.
  • Will not react to water.
  • High sensitivity.
  • Self-calibrating.
  • Custom leak detection system design.
  • 10–year factory warranty.
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