low emission flare Articles

  • Performance of the low-emission flare

    Job report / Elbisgraben (Bale / Switzerland) The summer of 1992 had finally arrived. The 5MW low emission furnace in the district heating station Liestal was ignited, supplied with landfill gas from Elbisgraben landfill. Since then the plant has been running continuously and the comprehensive measurements taken, verify that all targets aimed at have been achieved: plant ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Development of Low noise landfill gas flare

    Summary: Increasing requirements of the environmental standards and planning permission conditions create more challenges to the equipment providers. Environment Agency guidance demands low emission levels and local planners put low noise levels in their conditions for landfill sites. Achieving both at the same time with conventional equipment was found problematic. Biogas Technology has ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Low emission combustion of landfill gas

    Type     HOFGAS®- Efficiency 2000 (3x) Commissioning     July 2002 Site     Ämmäsuo Landfill (Espoo, FI)  SituationÄmmässuo landfill is located in Espoo, about 20 km from Helsinki. The landfill is the largest one in Finland and one of Europe’s largest. In order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • 1:60 Control Range with Flare

    Type     HOFGAS®- LPM 3000/2500  Performance     2,500 Nm³/h, 12,500 kW Location     Central England (GB) Initial Situation The landfill site is situated in the middle of the Sheffield region. Over time, the city limits and the landfill site have grown together. Therefore, the operator is particularly ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Low emissions from large plants too

    Type     HOFGAS®- LPM 3000 Performance     3’000 Nm³/h, 15’000 kW Location     Scotland (GB) SituationEvery year, 150’000 tonnes of waste from Edinburgh, Lothian and the Borders Region are brought to the Dunbar landfill site. The waste is transported by rail to the site. In 2002, the UK Environmental Agency ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Flare Operations Changes Come From Study Findings

    EPA announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with Marathon Petroleum Company (Marathon) regarding allegations of Clean Air Act violations at Marathon’s Texas City and Detroit refineries. EPA developed the evidence by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) showing that several of Marathon’s flares were not controlling VOC emissions sufficiently, ...

  • Case study - Environmentally friendly vapor combustors, flares and incinerators

    Today’s industry requires innovative, cost competitive solutions to meet the ever growing and changing needs in the market. ABUTEC has developed a full line of “Environmentally Friendly” Vapor Combustors, Flares and Incinerators to meet these demands. The HTF (High Temperature Flare) and MTF (Medium Temperature Ground Flare) offer a flexible and scalable solution to clients in a ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Case study - ABUTEC’s low emission technology eliminates light, heat, noise and environmental pollutions

    Over the last decade, Indonesia’s largest and most successful state-owned oil and gas enterprises faced significant problems with excess light, heat, noise and environmental pollutions. The facility, located in Mudi, Tuban, has grown to produce huge amounts of toxic and sour gas, making emissions a growing concern. The traditional, large pipe flares historically used to mediate the ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Large-scale application

    Type      HOFGAS®- Ready 2500 (2x) Commissioning      2002 Client      Cleanaway (Pitsea, GB) Situation The 2.8km2 big Pitsea landfill is located 50km east of London. It takes 2 to 3 years until the process of a landfill releases constantly gas. To compensate the initial unsteadiness, the 2 compact units ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • High temperature combustion of landfill gas

    Type     Compact plant HOFGAS® - Efficiency 250 Commissioning     December 2001 Site     Storkohmo landfill, Kokkola (FIN) Situation Storkohmo landfill is located 400km north of Helsinki on Finland's west coast near the city of Kokkola. Based on local legislation requirements ( reduction of green house gas emissions ) the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Enisei oil production facility

    Capitalizing on previously flared gas Oil production is a well established industry in Russia. Enisei Ltd is an oil business situated in the town of Usinsk, Komi Republic, Russia. The company’s core business is oil production at the oil field located 60 km North of Usinsk. Full utilization of APG is not a widely spread practice in Russia. In general, complete utilization of ...


    By Camco Clean Energy Company

  • Expansion of waste water treatment plant, Switzerland

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFL2c Commissioning     2005 Site     WWTP Bern (Berne, Switzerland) Initial Situation The purification services provided by WWTP Region Bern so far are no longer adequate. The expansion project comprises new constructions, the new organic waste water treatment stage and the associated sludge liquor ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Gas-to-energy plant; production of electricity with landfill gas

    Type      Degassing installation HOFGAS®- Ready 600 Commissioning      January 2002 Site      Landfill of Bovenfeld (NL) Situation The 9ha large landfill site Bovenfeld is located 150km northeast of Amsterdam. The resulting landfill gas has to be cleaned, in accordance with the local legislation. A degassing ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • What do a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility have in common? More than you think

    You may think that a brewery and a wastewater treatment facility are about as similar as day and night, hot and cold, old and young. But they have more in common than you think. ABUTEC has worked with both to ensure their waste-to-energy systems function at top capacity. Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, needed a way to save money, ensure compliance and practice sustainability. ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Industrial Sources Influence Air Concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide in Rural Areas of Western Canada

    A survey of monthly average concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) at rural locations in western Canada (provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan) was conducted in 2001– 2002, as part of an epidemiological study of the effects of oil and gas industry emissions on the health of cattle. Repeated measurements were obtained at some months and locations. We ...

  • Energy Savings on Process Heating Units Case History

    The Customer This specialty chemical company is a leading supplier of performance polymers. Their products are used in a wide range of applications including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants, lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The Project The company was increasing the ...

  • Case study - Landfill waste gas abatement

    For over 43 years Catalytic Products International has designed and manufactured specialized oxidation systems for use in controlling process-related VOC emissions. The QUADRANT-NRV Series Thermal Oxidation System is designed for use with the low-volume/high-BTU waste gas stream emitted from many landfill gas purification processes. As we utilize our Venturi Burner Package to process the waste ...

  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Removal of ecologically harmful pyrolysis gas and vapours

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFM4c/1000 Commissioning     August 2002 Site     Waste water treatment plants Situation As a result of new authority requirements, Romag AG set up operation of a plant for the drying and gasification of wastewater sludge. Drying vapours are formed during the sludge drying and pyrolysis gas during gasification. These emissions must be burned in an ecological way, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in Ecuador

    Type      HOFGAS®-Ready/C 2000 Performance      2,000 Nm³/h, 10,000 kW Location      Zambiza (EC)   Situation The landfill is located near Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Since 1979 five million tonnes of domestic refuse has been deposited. After successful degassing trials, it was established that the ...


    By Hofstetter BV

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