We entered into the world of gas flares because we enjoy tackling tough measurement projects, and measuring flare emissions certainly qualifies. Since EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) began targeting flaring efficiency violations in the late 2000s, we have helped industry clients address a changing regulatory landscape. Our team has extensive experience conducting regulatory assessments, assisting with consent decree negotiations, and conducting extensive field tests to characterize gas flare performance.
Flare Gas Analysis
Are you looking for temporary flare gas analysis? We can help you verify the accuracy of your permanent analyzer or install a temporary system that you can use to avoid analyzer downtime. Once the system is installed, the system can be remotely accessed and controlled through CleanCloud. We rent gas chromatographs to measure hydrogen, nitrogen, hydrocarbons, and other vent gas components according to your specific needs.
Combustion and Destruction Efficiency Testing
Our clients have been able to characterize the performance of their flares with our cutting-edge remote-sensing technology. They have used their test data to assess and demonstrate compliance with permits, establish site-specific control limits, obtain AMEL approval, negotiate successful consent decree settlements, and conduct cost-benefit analysis for flare gas recovery installations. We perform real-time remote sensing of gas flare emissions using Open Path Fourier Transform Infrared (OP-FTIR) technology using either an active or passive (PFTIR) approach.
Alternative Means of Emission Limitation (AMEL)
Having a gas flare that doesn’t fit traditional classifications can be frustrating. For most flares, the regulatory limits contained in flaring regulations do an effective job at maintaining high efficiency. However, some flares do not require these stringent regulatory limits.
We will help you demonstrate that your flare meets the intent of the regulations. Operating outside of regulatory limits requires an Alternative Means of Emission Limitation (AMEL) from the EPA. We specialize in using publicly available test results to provide our clients with data-driven requests for alternative compliance limits.
Our clients need to address a broad range of flare issues. We have seen it all and assist our clients with in many other ways:
- Regulatory Consulting
- Compliance Testing
- Preparation of Research Reports and White Papers
- Emission Rate Calculations
If you are interested in learning more about any of our Flare Services or would like to schedule a consultation, please get in touch!