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Leak Detection and Repair: A Best Practices Guide

COURSE NO: C02-050
COURSE PROVIDER: Aleksandr Treyger, P.E.
Leak Detection and Repair: A Best Practices Guide
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes best practices and programs related to leak detection and repair. It also provides detailed information about sources, causes and control of equipment leaks.


Leaking equipment, such as valves, pumps, and connectors, are the largest source of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAPs) from petroleum refineries and chemical manufacturing facilities. Emissions from equipment leaks exceed emissions from storage vessels, waste-water, transfer operations, or process vents. Such emissions are known or suspected of causing numerous detrimental health effects and they frequently cause significant financial losses due to lost products and fines.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to environmental, chemical, process, and mechanical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with leak detection and repair at refineries, chemical plans, power plants, and many other facilities that utilize pumps, connectors, valves, open-ended lines, pressure relief valves, and sampling connections.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Reviewing the importance of regulating equipment leaks
  • Learning the major elements of an LDAR program
  • Reviewing typical mistakes made when monitoring to detect leaks
  • Learning problems that occur from improper management of an LDAR program
  • Knowing best practices that can be used to implement an effective LDAR program
  • Reviewing EPA's Method 21 General Procedure
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need the review the course document which is based on the EPA Publication, "Leak Detection and Repair. A Best Practices Guide" published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The course document includes complimentary appendices related to Method 21, enforcement alerts, and a summary of NEIC comparative monitoring results of leaking valves at a number of refineries.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Leak Detection and Repair: A Best Practices Guide (1.42 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA Publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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