N2/He Leak Testing

In the intricate landscape of onshore and offshore processing plants, maintaining safe operating conditions is paramount. With increasing complexity of offshore maintenance for oil and gas systems, the demand for stringent safety standards has never been higher. We offer comprehensive nitrogen helium leak testing as one of our international offshore services, to help ensure safe operating conditions are maintained.

An oil & gas engineer performing n2 leak testing on an oil rig
2 engineers checking gauges during a helium leak test on an offshore oil & gas platform
1. Precision with Nitrogen Helium Leak Detection:

Nitrogen Helium leak detection is recognized as the most accurate method for pinpointing and quantifying system leaks, crucial for both system integrity and personnel safety.

2. Identification and Immediate Action:

Leaks, described as unwanted openings that compromise system safety, are swiftly identified through nitrogen helium leak testing. This can then be immediate actioned through specialised offshore maintenance services like bolting, is taken for rectification and repairs.

3. Superior Sensitivity:

Compared to conventional methods, helium leak testing, particularly with sample probe technology, offers superior sensitivity, detecting smaller leaks with higher accuracy.

4. Efficiency and Time Saving:

Nitrogen helium leak testing proves less time-consuming than alternative methods, making it a practical choice for comprehensive offshore maintenance and testing.

5. Helium's Unique Properties:

The use of helium is attributed to its inert, non-reactive nature, scarcity in the atmosphere, light atomic mass unit, non-toxicity, and viscosity relative to hydrocarbon gas. This makes it one of the safest ways to detect leaks, as it is unlikely to burn or react with leaking gasses.

6. Mass Spectrometer Technology:

Employing Mass Spectrometer technology, helium presence is accurately detected, providing an auditable report confirming system safety and integrity as per ISO 9001 standards.