Identify vent and flare leaks fast through vent and flare loss monitoring
Fugitive emissions are only a part of the total methane emissions in a facility. Emissions through flaring or venting are mostly the largest losses, and reducing them, often requires adjustments that have a large impact on processes in terms of design and investments.
However, there is a category of flare and vent losses that can easily be eliminated and that can be responsible for large losses every year: flare or vent leaks.
Flare and Incomplete combustion monitoring and assessment
Emissions from flaring systems and combustion devices can be a major source of methane if they are not performing appropriately. Both in OGMP 2.0 L4/L5 as well as in the new EU methane regulation performance of flaring systems and combustion devices must be measured and reported; the EU regulation requires 98% Destruction Removal Efficiency (DER) for flaring and combustion devices.
For this reason, it is key to monitor and assess the performances of both flaring system and combustion devices. Intero – The Sniffers offers monitoring and assessment of both in line with EU regulation and OGMP Technical Guidance Documents.
Flaring is performed with a multispectral Optical Gas Imaging camera that measures CH4 and CO2 in the fumes. It can be applied to all flares including maintenance flares, emergency flares as well as mobile flaring installation both permanently and periodically.
Incomplete combustion assessment is conducted in all the combustion devices that use gas as fuel. This is conducted with the portable Testo 350 and can be used in difficult places and measures the mass flow and emission rates.