Definitions for "Fugitive emission"
Keywords:  leak, emission, windblown, flue, mist
emissions into the environment resulting from a gradual loss of tightness from an equipment designed to contain an enclosed fluid (gaseous or liquid) and supposed to be tight, basically caused by a difference of pressure and a resulting leak; examples of fugitive emissions are: leak from a flange, a pump, a sealed or tightened equipment... Fugitive emissions are a subset of diffuse emissions
an emission of an air contaminant in a specific manner and it includes particulate matter, sulfur compounds, odor and visible emissions if emitted other than through a flue
Atmospheric emissions due to leaks (eg from processing plants, storage facilities and their interconnections). Generally fugitive emissions occur near to the ground.