The Australian Carbon Tax system came into force on July 1st 2012. The race against the clock to design, build, install and start-up the first systems prior to this date began just before Christmas 2011; however, the successful installation and operation of three Hofstetter flares four years ago was the actual starting point for these projects. Compliance with the strict mining standards, implementing Australian standards in the design, and the short schedule and size (3x60 MW) of the flares were just a few of the challenges to be tackled by the joint team of Hofstetter and our local partner Energen Solutions. The dedicated teamwork and close co-operation with Xstrata resulted in a joint success, and on July 2nd the flares were in operation. In the meantime, a number of new projects have been installed and started up.
Case study - Fermentation plant Kompoferm Mini, Galmiz (Switzerland)
Planning, delivery, installation, commissioning and trial operation of a biowaste treatment plant for production of biogas by dry fermentation.Retention:July 2014Commissioning:March 2015Throughput:9,000 Mg/a green wasteComponents of the plant: 4 fermentation boxes, external dimension 12.5 m x 5.75 m x 3.75 m Bio filters Percolate tank Sand trap biogas storage technical rooms CHP Emergency flare Safety devices
Case study: AMAPETCO onshore gas power generation
ProServe with its principles Dresser Rand has supplied, installed, commissioned and start up on Nov 2015 a very unique 2 X 780 kW gas gen sets using the flare gas at AMAPETCO company field in Ras Eldeb bay “100 Km south of Hurghada city on the red sea. These two gen sets are the first environmental friendly ones in Egypt using a catalytic convertor to reduce the NOx to less than 100 ppm. Moreover the gas gest sets are including an automatic fire extinguisher CO2 system with gas leak, heat, flame, and smoke...
Case study - Agiba Gas Power Generation
Proserve has recently carried out a power generation project with Agiba Petroleum Company in the western desert of Egypt to utilize the waste free flare gas instead of the very expensive fossil diesel fuel to power the oil production wells ‘pumps.The project faced several technical challenges. The associated gas has a low methane number” less than 45”, which necessitated a special gas engine from Guascor Power. The fuel gas also had to be treated upstream of the gas generators using a chiller...
Tech Note: Flare Gas Measurement Innovation; Retain Flow Metering Accuracy Even if Gas Composition ...
It’s a fact oil wells almost always produce natural gas along with the petroleum. Nine times out of ten, the excess gas (typically hydrocarbons) is flared off or simply vented as-is during upset conditions in the process. The environmental impacts of “flaring” this excess gas into our atmospherehas resulted in government regulations like 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOO (also known as Quad O) as well as new RSR MACT rule for refineries requiring oil & gas companies to report the flare gas...
Stacking up: flare Monitoring from LumaSense
Lenny Shaver, LumaSense Technologies’ director of product management, explains the company’s IR and pyrometer technologies FLARING systems are common in many industries to burn gases before they enter the atmosphere. The safe operation of a flaring system requires the continuous monitoring of pilot flames and flared gases to ensure that vented gases are ignited.As regulatory pressure to monitor flares has increased, reliable pilot monitoring signals are often required to ensure reliable flare status...