fugitive emissions compliance Articles

  • Localizing Fugitive Emissions Management

    Untitled Document Louisiana Petrochemical Facility Employs Essential FEMS In Move To End Third-Party Fugitive Emissions Contract ...


    By IHS

  • Fugitive Emissions - Consent Decree Compliance Management; It is Possible!

    Untitled Document INTRODUCTION Fugitive emissions from process equipment such as valves, connectors, pumps, etc. can account for 30 to 60% of a petroleum ...


    By InspectionLogic Corporation

  • Wireless Sensors for Environmental Compliance

    Untitled Document When no wires are required for power or signal transmission, monitoring devices not only become less costly to own and operate, but they can also be installed ...


  • While Oil Prices are Down, Get Up on Compliance

    It’s no secret that the oil and gas industry has taken a hit lately, with per-barrel prices dipping to as low as $27. The saturated market and low prices have many companies putting a hold on drilling. While no one in our industry likes dipping oil prices, there are two things you can do to weather the storm until those prices take a (much welcomed) upward turn: Stay up to date on ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Case study - Canmaker achieves cost-effective compliance

    Overview JL Clark, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, is no ordinary packager.  The company, celebrated its 110 year anniversary in 2014, is recognized around the world for its award winning metal lithography and exact graphic reproduction. Also recognized as a long-time positive corporate influence in the community, the management of the company was naturally concerned ...

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How to better manage refrigerant gases in order to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs)

    Carbon emissions reporting requires detailed monitoring record keeping of emission sources. Reducing a company's CO2 emissions has an impact on climate change. Carbon reporting needs to be approached in a structured organized way. Doing so in this way is known as carbon management. Carbon (CO2) Emissions Reporting: It's the law. In many countries, carbon emissions are required by law to be ...


    By Verisae

  • Field demonstration of a near-real-time multi-metals ambient fence line monitor case study

    National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) are required under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act to limit the release of specified HAPs. Permitting, monitoring and enforcement of these emission limits are an integral part of managing air quality to protect human health and the environment. However, this is difficult and highly uncertain in the case of fugitive emissions ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • DAK Americas saves US$150,000 annually and transforms LDAR monitoring program into profit center

    Work smarter, not harder' has long been the goal at DAK Americas' polyethylene terephthalate resins (PET) ethylene glycol and monomers refining plant in Leland, North Carolina. Recently, the facility's environmental team applied that philosophy to the management of fugitive emissions information using FEMS Express™ software from ESS and achieved remarkable results. Like many chemical plants in ...


    By IHS

  • Integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) air permitting: overcoming obstacles, maximizing flexibility, presented at EUEC 2010

    Agenda 1.IGCC Process Overview Gasification system options and process flow diagram Process area and plant-wide air emissions summary 2.Gasification Block Sources Emission points and operating scenarios (OS) Short-term and annual emissions summary 3.Permitting and Compliance Strategies ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Case study - Printing: Flexographic

    Problem A flexographic converter needed to expand its business by adding an 8-color CI printing press to its existing press lines, and planned to add a second press later. The increase in emissions and flow from the new press was beyond the capacity of the existing 10-year old catalytic oxidizer. The customer needed a way to maintain compliance at an affordable cost. ...

  • Case study - Printing: RTO solution

    Overview A flexographic converter needed to expand its business by adding an 8-color CI printing press to its existing press lines, and planned to add a second press later. The increase in emissions and flow from the new press was beyond the capacity of the existing 10-year old catalytic oxidizer. The customer needed a way to maintain compliance at an affordable cost. ...

  • Refrigerant gas management (case study)

    Executive Summary Refrigerant leaks are one the highest maintenance expenses for organizations using or maintaining gas. In addition to compliance, management of refrigerant is important from a cost perspective. A typical 100-store supermarket chain operates with 400,000 lbs. of refrigerant within their refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Assuming an average cost of $6 per ...


    By Verisae

  • Data Collection for Smart LDAR - Optical Imaging

    Abstract:  Use of infrared cameras to discover gaseous VOCs as part of a Fugitive Emissions Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR) regulatory compliance program is new to the chemical processing and oil ...


    By InspectionLogic Corporation

  • Smart LDAR — more cost-effective?

    On December 19, 2008, EPA issued a final rule establishing a voluntary Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from process equipment (FR Vol. 73, Number 246), thereby providing the regulated community additional flexibility in complying with leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements. The AWP allows owners or ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Understanding and Adding Value to the UK IPPC Permit Management Process

    Untitled Document Abstract This paper discusses the UK IPPC Permit Management Process ...


    By BSI

  • Estimating Potential EH&S Benefits

    Gaining acceptance and funding for implementing an Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) within an organization often depends on whether the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) department has a “seat at the table.” If EH&S does not have a “seat at the table,” as is the case in many, many organizations, conducting an accurate and accountable estimate of potential system benefits ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • By the Numbers: The economic benefits of a national climate action plan

    President Obama’s newly announced National Climate Action Plan will make serious progress on reducing pollution and curbing climate change. But importantly, ...

  • New permitting requirements for sources in Indian country

    In a June 10, 2011 signed rule (published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 1, 2011) , EPA finalized a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for “Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country.” The rules, originally proposed by EPA on August 21, 2006, establish a minor New Source Review (NSR) program (minor preconstruction permits) and a major nonattainment NSR program for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


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