Emerson’s Earl Richard presented What’s Going On Up There? How To Control and Reduce Tank Vent Fugitive Emissions and Maintenance at the 2022 4C HSE conference.
Looking Beyond Immediate VOC Emission Compliance to Process Optimization
Michelle Schulze shares how upstream oil and gas production sites must comply with limits on VOC emissions, and this effort is a good time to examine all the related equipment.
Wirelessly Monitoring Tank Thief Hatches to Avoid Regulatory Fines
I shared a great case study from the oil patch yesterday with time savings with wireless pressure monitoring at the well head. Today, let's continue with another great case study from the oil patch with a Control magazine article, Use wireless to monitor thief...
Detonation Arrestors for Unstable Detonation Conditions in Piping Systems
For production processes with flammable substances, flame arrestors are important safety devices that allow gases to pass through but prevent flames in order to prevent a larger fire or explosion. A recent Control Engineering Europe article, Detonation arrestors...
Corrosion-Resistant Materials in Chemically-Hostile Valve Applications
When it comes to instrumentation and final control elements which touch the process, materials of construction are one of the critical selection criteria. In a whitepaper, PPS Outshines Stainless Steel in Chemically Hostile Valve Applications, Emerson's Steve Attri...
Complying with Storage Tank Emissions Regulations
If you're an energy producer here in the United States, you likely already familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency's "Quad O" regulations, or officially, EPA Title 40, C.F.R. Part 60, Subpart OOOO—Standards of Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas...
Basics of Flame Arrestor Technology
In process operations with combustible gases, flame arrestors are devices that help mitigate the risk of combustion. Wikipedia defines these devices: A flame arrester (also spelled arrestor), deflagration arrester, or flame trap is a device that stops fuel...
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