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Analytical Improvements of HRVOC Flare and Cooling Tower Measurement

Currently Scheduled: 10/16/2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room: Iris Room

Main Author
Ulrich Gokeler - Siemens Industry, Inc.


The TCEQ Chapter 115 regulation in the Houston Galveston area has been implemented for more than 10 years. Among other requirements there is the need for the analytical measurement of defined olefin hydrocarbons in flare waste gas and cooling tower water. Since implementation it has been observed that many of the analytical reliability issues encountered impacting maintainability, data availability and data compliance have few common root causes. This presentation discusses commonly encountered issues for flare waste gas and cooling tower water, ranging from filtering, flow control, validation to sample condensation and provides suggestions of beneficial remedies.

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