December 2006


Develop a 'real-time' emissions monitoring strategy for your facility

An advanced environmental data management system is a possible solution to comply with strict air pollution regulations

Buchanan, J., Delaney, M., Mustang Engineering Inc.; Coppola, K., BP Products North America, Inc.

To improve air quality, states and localities are requiring more intense 24/7 monitoring of listed air pollutants from hydrocarbon processing facilities. Affected facilities must develop reliable and accurate environmental data management systems for reporting purposes. In this case history, the BP Texas City site (a refinery and chemicals plant) successfully implemented a real-time environmental data management system to comply with the highly reactive volatile organic compound (HRVOC) rule from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This unique rule is part of TCEQ's overall strategy within the Texas State Implementation Plan to bring the Houston area into attainment for o

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