Archive for the ‘Regulatory Compliance’ Category

Fugitive Emissions Compliant Ball Valves

Posted in Final Control Element, Regulatory Compliance on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. No comments yet
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In 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Leak Detection and Repair, A Best Practices Guide. Here is how the EPA describes this guide. Leaking equipment, such as valves, pumps, and connectors, are a large source of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAPs) The Leak Detection and Repair: […]

Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use

Posted in Emerson Exchange, Energy, Regulatory Compliance on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Dr. Douglas White presented, Reducing Process Plant Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use Through Automation. His abstract: Even with the recent reduction in energy prices, energy remains the largest cost after feedstocks for most process plants. Reducing fuel usage is also the preferred way to reduce emission as required by the steadily more stringent […]

Regulations and Coal-Fired Power Plants

Posted in Power, Regulatory Compliance on Friday, July 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Dennis Tkacs At the end of 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to regulate mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil fired power plants. Last month, this Mercury and Air Toxics Standard or MATS was dealt a setback by a Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court ruled that the […]

Online Analyzers in Refinery In-line Blending Operations

Posted in Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Thursday, July 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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For refineries, inline blending of gasoline, distillates, jet fuel and kerosene can improve overall performance by: …reducing the blend time, the need for excessive storage capacities and mix tanks, maintenance manpower and costly quality giveaway. In the final webinar in the Refining Blending Webinar Series, Using online analyzers to blend right the first time, Emerson’s […]

Optimizing Blend Operations in Pursuit of Regulatory Compliance

Posted in Refining, Regulatory Compliance on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. No comments yet
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As U.S. refiners grapple with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 3 regulations, meeting their blending plans will become even more difficult. In the second webinar of the refining blending series, Emerson’s Dr. Doug White addressed the subject of using automation to meet your production plan and Tier 3 regulations. In this recorded webinar, Doug highlights […]