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Macurco Gas Detection

Oil & Gas: Midstream

Gas and flame detection holds significant importance for personal and property safety in the midstream oil and gas industry. This sector encompasses the transportation, storage, and distribution of oil, natural gas, and related products, making gas detection systems essential for mitigating risks and ensuring a secure operating environment.

Why Install A Gas Detection System?

Safety Measures

In the midstream sector, gas and flame detection plays a crucial role in protecting personnel working at various facilities, including pipelines, compressor stations, and storage terminals. These systems continuously monitor the air quality and promptly detect the presence of hazardous gases such as methane, hydrogen sulfide, or volatile organic compounds. By providing early warnings, gas detectors enable workers to take immediate actions, such as evacuation or donning appropriate personal protective equipment, thus minimizing the risk of exposure and potential harm.

Personnel and Property

Gas and flame detection is equally vital for safeguarding property and infrastructure in the midstream industry. Pipelines and storage facilities are susceptible to leaks, which can release flammable or toxic gases. By monitoring gas levels, detection systems can trigger alarms and activate safety measures such as emergency shutdown systems, fire suppression systems, or leak containment procedures. These proactive measures help prevent accidents, limit property damage, and ensure the integrity of critical infrastructure.


In addition to personnel and property safety, gas detection also plays a role in environmental protection within the midstream sector. Detecting and addressing gas leaks promptly is crucial for minimizing emissions of greenhouse gases and volatile compounds. By implementing robust gas detection systems, companies can identify and rectify leaks, reducing their environmental impact and demonstrating their commitment to sustainable practices.

Common Midstream Applications



Compressor Station

LNG Terminals

Gases Found

Common gas hazards found in these plants are combustible gases such as Methane, Propane, oxygen deficiency and toxic gases.  Facility or Company Environmental, Health and Safety professionals can refer to the appropriate regulatory compliance agencies and/or internal policies for guidance in determining monitoring requirements.

  • Toxic Gases

    Ammonia • Benzene • Carbon Dioxide • Hydrogen Sulfide • Oxygen • Sulfur Dioxide • Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Combustible (LEL)

    Methane/Natural Gas • LNG • Propane • LPG • Butane • Fuel Oils (Aviation Fuel, Diesel Fuel, Gasoline)

Safety First

Gas detection is paramount for personal and property safety within the midstream oil and gas industry. These systems provide early warnings, facilitate swift response to potential gas hazards, prevent accidents, protect personnel, preserve infrastructure, and help minimize the industry’s environmental footprint. By prioritizing gas detection, midstream companies can maintain a secure operating environment and uphold their commitment to safety and sustainability.

Differences between Upstream / Midstream / Downstream

Oil & Gas: Midstream

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Common Applications