To reduce the risks to life, property or the environment, oil and gas companies follow mandatory safety practices. Portable and fixed gas detection systems, and flame detection systems play a critical role in monitoring the environment for hazards. Respiratory or other safety gear can then be provided to workers to keep them safe.

The good news is that the oil and gas industry, as a result of understanding and addressing hazards through mandatory regulations, has fewer safety incidents today than in the past.​

The oil and gas industry is typically divided into three major sectors:


Searching for underground or under­water crude oil and natural gas fields by drilling and operating the wells that recover and bring the crude oil and/or raw natural gas to the surface. Up­stream exploration and production can occur onshore or offshore. Shale gas & oil exploration are nowadays a very active part of this sector.


The transportation (pipeline, rail, barge, oil tanker or truck) and storage of oil and gas from the well to the refinery or natural gas processing plant.


The refining of crude oil and the pro­cessing and purifying of raw natural gas that produces petroleum prod­ucts such as gasoline, diesel fuel, base for asphalt, heating oil, kero­sene, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Often integrated in the down­stream market are petrochemical plants that utilize the petroleum and gas products to produce Ethylene, Propylene, Benzene, Butadiene and other by products used by multiple types of industries.​

Which sector is affected by the risk​​ of LPG leaks

  • Filling stations (LPG bottling sites for domestic use);
  • Storage areas (bulk relay, gas storage for distribution);
  • The industrial sector where the LPG is stored and used as an energy source;
  • Gas stations (sale of LPG as fuel).​

Today, several solutions allow you to prevent the risks associated with LPG, a particularly flammable and explosive hydrocarbon. Among the most recommended solutions is the installation of gas and flame detectors. These devices will warn you in the event of abnormal gas concentrations, or the start of a fire and trigger different safety devices.

Obligations for the implementation of gas and flame detection solutions:

  • Ministerial decree 4718 of 21/09/2017, for bulk relays, bottling sites, and customer facilities.
  • Order of 30/08/2010 heading 1414-3, for service stations

Which detectors should yo​​u use to guard against LPG leaks?

Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection offers several approved LPG leak detectors to prevent risks associated with the use or storage of explosive or flammable gases. In particular, we recommend the fixed catalytic detectors OLC-OLCT100, the IR detector GD10P, the IR3 flame detector DFTV7, the portable gas leak detection equipment  PS200 suitable for the marine sector and the detection controller, MX43 and the GPLc kit especially developed and suited to LPG dispensers in service stations.

Sale/ rental of LP​​G leak det​​​ectors​

Our international network of subsidiaries, representatives and experienced distributors allows us to provide you with LPG leak detectors whatever your location and your sector of work (refinery, extraction, distribution, storage, etc.).

Do you have one-time needs or an emergency? Enjoy the benefits of our rental service. Teledyne also offers a range of services to facilitate and optimise the use of your gas detection systems: commissioning, technical assistance, on-site maintenance and repair.​