MASS FLOW METERS MEASURING FLARE GAS
MASS FLOW METERS OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR UPSTREAM OIL & GAS COMPANIES
Measuring the vent flare gas at the wellhead site provides critical data to oil and gas exploration companies. This quantifiable flow measurement provides the environmental compliance for government agencies, as well as operational data to provide insight into possible upset conditions. Additionally, this measurement provides the land owner and the state with important allocation production data.
Burning off waste gases through the use of a vent or flare system is quite common in the hydrocarbon industry like oil & gas (shale gas extraction), chemical, refining, natural gas plants, landfills, and even environmental waste treatment sites. The clear and resounding message from government agencies is that these emissions must be monitored and recorded down to the rate and totalized flow of these flare gases prior to exhaustion to the flare.
In order to make sure that these venting systems are operating properly, and in accordance with mandated guidelines, as set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency under 40 CFR 98 Sub Part W, it is required to have a flow metering system monitoring and measuring that vented gaseous emission out of the flare. One flow technology that presents itself as a viable and befitting solution for this measurement of vented or flared gas is our thermal mass flow meter.
GENERAL INFO ON MEASURING FLARE GAS
With vented and flared systems being used more and more to burn off waste gas from industrial production sites, the measurement of flow rate is vital to accommodating the regulatory agencies compliance rules. Flaring systems are used extensively in natural gas drilling, production and transmission, oil drilling and refineries, chemical processing plants as well as wastewater treatment, landfills and farming operations. Thermal Instrument Company’s line of thermal mass flow meters offers a reliable solution to these required monitoring and reporting activities, and brings companies into compliance for their reporting requirements. Our instruments offer high turn down, excellent repeatability, and rugged construction to stand up to the most extreme conditions.