Fugitive Emission Management

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We highly appreciate the permanent dialog with our customers and our hands on approach enables us to create cost-effective, but sustainable solutions to meet our clients most challenging enquires. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the aim to make sealing technologies more efficient and support our clients’ effort to reduce their environmental impacts and increase the operating efficiency of plants world-wide.

Our Expertise

Burgmann Packings offers the complete range of low fugitive emission sealing products – for both new valves and retrofits. When combined with an application specific live-loading system they achieve leakage rates which are consistently lower than those required by legislation. Our low fugitive emission sealing products comply to ISO 15848 (Parts 1 and 2), Clean Air Act, API 622, API 624, VDI 2440 and TA-Luft. Valves, especially control valves, account for approximately 60 % of the leakage loss in a plant. For processes containing hazardous fluids conventional packings can be replaced with low emission sealing sets. Burgmann Packings fugitive emission control (FEC) sealing products are ideal to increase plant safety and efficiency and to improve environmental protection. This is why our “Best Available Technology” (BAT) products are approved at leading end users and OEM manufacturers.

Quick Facts

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Comparison of emission standards


  • Increase plant safety
  • Protect our environment
  • Increase plant efficiency and throughput
  • Improve your bottom line
  • Meet strictest emission standards worldwide

Standards and regulations

Fugitive Emissions usually defined as gases or vapors, which leak unintentionally from industrial installations, have a significant impact on health, safety and environment. Surveys have shown that the vast majority of emissions arise from valves and flanges, whereas the biggest issues arise from valves. The good news is that with an integrated approach these emissions can be significantly reduced. In Europe, for example, the Non Menthane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) have been reduced from 1990 – 2003 by 50 %. This development has been fostered and accelerated by the legislative frameworks, e.g. the European Directive Industrial Emission Directive IED2010/75/EU and the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC). The concept of Best Available Techniques (BAT) and the BREFs Reference documents have supported the end-user efforts to comply with stricter emission standards, which have been transformed into national standards like the TA-Luft in Germany. Burgmann Packings actively contributes to this process by developing and manufacturing Fugitive Emission Control (FEC) products to meet and exceed the lowest emission regulations. Besides comprehensive internal testing these products have been certified by independent testing institutes to comply with the latest emission standards like ISO 15848, TA-Luft or API regulations. Evidence has been shown world-wide that another key lever to reduce the overall site emissions are Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs. These programs produce transparency, where the biggest leaks occur and where maintenance activities should be focused on to produce short-term, high impact results. The Sniffers, a market leader in LDAR Fugitive Emission Management Program has completed more than 6.000 LDAR projects around the world over the past 25 years. Data from a Emission Reduction Program in a European refinery show that an annual reduction of emissions by 75% can be achieved if an aligned and effective program has been implemented. Compliance however is only one benefit for the plant operator. The improvement of various HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) factors create measurable results. In addition, Life-cycle cost analysis show that leakage reduction of expensive process media will also improve the bottom line. To learn more about these opportunities browse our website or contact Burgmann Packings engineers. To learn more about LDAR services we recommend to visit www.the-sniffers.com.

Case study Leak Detection

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Patterns of Success

  • Fast maintenance actions
  • Effective data management
  • Effective benchmarks between plants
  • Use of BAT sealing technology and practices
  • Continuous improvement and monitoring