petroleum monitoring Articles

  • Monitoring flammable gas in boiler houses

    The most common fuels in use for space and water heating are Oil, Natural Gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). By far the most popular, clean and cost effective solutions are utilising Natural Gas or LPG. The traditional safety measure derived from the time of oil fired boiler houses is the use of a fusible link placed above the each boiler. The fusible link is intended to melt if it becomes ...

  • U.S. EPA Proposes Substantial Refinery Flare Operating and Monitoring Requirements

    U.S. EPA is proposing to amend the operating and monitoring requirements for flares at petroleum refineries.  The proposed revisions are complex and are far reaching, and if promulgated, will affect all flares at petroleum refineries.  U.S. EPA’s stated rationale for the proposed revisions is that the ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • DC Water Taps Into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits

    Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. “Biodiesel just makes sense,” said Timothy Fitzgerald, Director Fleet Management for DC Water. “We switched to biodiesel in 2007 ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

    An Interview with Fred Walas, P.E., Fuels Technology Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company Marathon Petroleum’s Fred Walas talks about today’s energy developments, sustainability at his company’s refineries and the crucial role of standards in fuel production and quality control. As the energy spectrum shifts in the United States, forms of resource extraction and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Biofuels effluent, does it exceed regulatory limits?

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other regulatory agencies around the world, have established limitation guidelines for discharges of “oily wastes” from facilities utilizing any type of oil and grease in their manufacturing process. However, recently several biodiesel plants in the US have been fined for illegally discharging vegetable-based oil and grease and polluting ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • GEM steam traps stop mechancial trap failure & reduce condensate return pressure by 51% at KNPC shuaiba refinery

    Keeping on top of the constant challenge of repairing and replacing thousands of mechanical steam traps is no longer a problem at KNPC’s Shauiba Refinery in Kuwait following the successful conversion of 1,750 mechanical traps to Thermal Energy International’s award winning GEM Venturi Orifice design.  In addition, KNPC, a subsidiary of the Kuwait Petroleum Association, has seen ...

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

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