Federal, state and local environment regulations may require you to monitor, speciate and quantify gas flow waste to flares. Whether you work in a refinery, petrochemical or chemical plant online measurement may be required to speciate constituents and determine the heat value or quantity of reactive volatile hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, or total sulfur emissions.
How can you comply with state and federal regulations?
In order to comply with regulations that target flare emissions and emission reductions, you want to ensure that your analytical devices can provide trusted, continuous real-time data, monitor plant-operational changes, and perform well in hazardous environments.
Since the EPA mandates accurate representation of the gas that’s being flared off, it’s imperative that your equipment is working correctly. Analyzer measurement is essential for collecting, evaluating and generating data while process instrumentation (pressure and temperature transmitters, ultrasonic flow meters, etc.) can measure the actual quantity of the waste gas.
For your process to remain compliant, it is essential to perform routine maintenance inspections and performance validation. Depending on your specific requirements, your on-line measurement devices should be able to measure:
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