Leighton O’Brien partners with Adler & Allan to deliver the fastest, most accurate leak detection to UK market


Leighton O’Brien partners with Adler & Allan to deliver the fastest, most accurate leak detection to UK market

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19 November 2019 – Leighton O’Brien and market leading environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan, have today announced a new licensed service partnership to exclusively deliver its proprietary EPA-certified precision tank and line testing technology in the UK.

Adler and Allan customers will benefit from the most accurate integrity test* which can detect ullage leaks equivalent to 0.09 litres per hour, making it four times more accurate than traditional leak detection thresholds. This allows customers to detect the smallest leaks, reducing the risk of fines and reputation damage.

The technology also benefits fuel retail and commercial customers by reducing forecourt downtime as the test is fully automated, optimising technician time onsite. The tank test time is one hour and seven minutes, three minutes for a dry line test and 17.5 minutes for a wet line test.

The technology complements Adler and Allan’s suite of environmental forecourt services including installation, maintenance and testing for tanks, separators, vapour recovery, sewage pumps and fuel tankers. Customers include multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public.

Leighton O’Brien’s Global President of Field Technologies Chris Cooper said: “Modern fuel formulations are changing the rules for fuel retailers in terms of preserving the lifecycle of their storage tank asset,” he said.

“Major oil companies need to ensure the integrity of their fuel systems by testing with the best technology available and third-party review to ensure their tank systems are 100 per cent tight, preventing water ingress that can cause biological activity, accelerated corrosion and contaminated product unfit for sale.

“This latest partnership expands our market coverage in the UK and builds on our growing global network. We look forward to capitalising on the market opportunities in this region,” Mr Cooper said.

Bob Contreras, Adler and Allan Executive Chairman, said: “We’re pleased to partner with Leighton O’Brien to deliver best-in-class leak detection technology to our petroleum retail customers to reduce the risk to their fuel systems.

“Leighton O’Brien complements our enhanced range of services and solutions and aligns with our focus on technology innovation and the highest levels of customer service and safety. In order to support the expansion of biofuels, companies need to develop their compliance regimes to ensure continuity of supply.”

*As listed on the National Work Group On Leak Detection Evaluations (NWGLDE), Leighton O’Brien’s dry test is certifed to a leak rate of 0.025 gph/0.09 litres with a 100% probability of detection and 0% probability of false alarm.



About Adler and Allan

Adler and Allan provides market leading environmental risk reduction through preventative and responsive solutions, offering an expert 24-7 service to its customers. Adler and Allan give its customers peace of mind in detecting and identifying the environmental risks posed to their business. Its broad range of risk mitigation products and services keep businesses strong, reducing the prospect of litigation, costly fines and bad publicity, as well as reducing the threat to the environment. In a world where the environment and legislation are in constant flux, Adler and Allan also provides emergency response in a variety of settings. Adler and Allan’s customers include multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public including defence, utility, marine and facilities management.


Key facts:

  • Over 20 depots across the whole of the UK
  • UK’s largest response group with over 500 trained operating staff
  • Attended over 10,000 emergency pollution callouts each year for the last five years
  • 250+ UK organisations have emergency response contracts with Adler and Allan
  • Adler and Allan maintains over 100 million litres of fuel at client facilities annually
  • Completed 32,500 on-site tasks for clients during the last 5-years
  • Provide services in over 20 countries worldwide


For further information:

Jen Patterson
Marketing Manager
+44 1423 850 360

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