November 2001

Special Report: Refining Developments

Control refinery NOx emissions cost-effectively

Refiner uses new ultra low-NOx burner technology to control emission levels from major sources

Seebold, J. G., Chevron Corp.; Waibel, R. T., Webster, T. L., John Zink Co. LLC

        Fig. 1. Original burners firing in No. 4 crude unit. The California Clean Air Act limits ozone-causing emissions [nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs)] from existing furnaces and boilers and requires refinery owners to implement best available control technology (BACT). One refinery located in the San Francisco Bay area needed to reduce its daily average NOx emissions to less than 0.033-lb NOx/MMBtu fuel burned, equivalent to about 27-ppm NOx, corrected to 3% O2.

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}