Fugitive Emissions &
Cryogenic Testing
Flow Component Testing Facilities

Image: SwRI conducts fugitive emissions testing on valves and other products that handle greenhouse gases.

Testing is performed on a variety of products to determine operation and seal integrity at temperatures as low as −320°F

Image: SwRI designs and fabricates custom cold boxes to allow for testing of a wide variety of products.

SwRI designs and fabricates custom cold boxes to allow for testing of a wide variety of products.

Testing valves and other products for fugitive emissions is an area in which Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has extensive experience. Testing can be performed at temperatures as low as −320°F to temperatures higher than 650°F.

Cryogenic testing can also be performed to determine seat leakage or fugitive emissions. Additionally, cycling and other operational tests are performed. A variety of test gases are available.

Fugitive Emissions or Cryogenic Testing can be performed on:

  • Valves (1/2” to 24”)
  • Actuators
  • Pipes
  • Seals
  • LNG products

SwRI has the expertise to generate required environmental conditions as well as make leakage measurements based on a variety industry test standards.

Industry Standards and Custom Test Procedures

  • BS 6364 specification for valves for Cryogenic service
  • ISO 15848 measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions (Part1 & Part 2)
  • MESC SPE 77/312 Fugitive emission production testing (amendments/supplements to ISO 15848-2)
  • Custom test procedures can be accommodated

Related Terminology

API 14A  •  API 6AV1  •  ISO 10432  •  safety valve testing  •  flow component testing  •  BS 6364  •  fugitive emissions  •  cryogenic valve  •  valve testing  •  flow products  •  cryogenic testing  •  fugitive emissions

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 9 technical divisions.