Sierra Instruments says it has made a breakthrough in the measurement that enables oil and gas engineers to comply with emissions requirements for flare and combustor gas, vapour recovery unit and storage vessels.
Sierra Instruments recommends the use of its QuadraTherm thermal mass flow meter, with the qMix gas mixing app, to comply with updated EPA regulations and the new RSR MACT rule for refineries which require oil and gas companies to report such flare gas emissions.
This combination manages flare gas composition in the field, under the toughest of conditions, to monitor the fuel at the inlet of the flare.
The monitoring of atmospheric emissions can be technically demanding, especially from flares, where gases are combusted at the top of a stack.
Oil wells almost always produce natural gas, along with the petroleum, and often these gases are not economical to process because of contamination. Consequently, the gas is flared or vented.
Sierra has produced a technical note on its QuadraTherm 640i thermal mass flow meters that provides detail on these instruments and their application to the oil and petroleum industry.
To download this technical note, click on the link below.