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Petroleum Refineries

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Let our decades of air compliance experience support your recordkeeping and reporting.

ESC Spectrum has been in air regulation compliance for nearly 50 years. Our Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAS or DAHS) is installed in facilities across many industries, including refineries, with 3000+ sources successfully reporting under NSPS, MACT rules and more. Whether CEMS, COMS or CPMS, the ESC DAS can automate your data validation and averaging and also simplify your recordkeeping, QA and reporting. 

"If you keep up with things all it takes is a few minutes a day of quick checks and coding, then end of quarter reporting is easy." Jeremy Meeks, Environmental Engineer, CHS Refinery at McPherson

Are any of these familiar?

  • The number of locations that you are required to monitor may have quadrupled in the last few years, and the number is likely to increase with each new turnaround as sources are modified and come under Subpart Ja.
  • RSR changes to MACT CC for flares have removed your ability to go on with business as usual. Don't let the data management challenges in the rule blindside you.
  • The new collection device analyzers all have calibration checks, quarterly testing and quality control activities associated, adding to the burden of work and recordkeeping.
  • Some of the requirements that your facility must meet are operational adjustments that should be made based on the current state of the system, using valid compliance values. 
  • You have legal requirements which you must meet, but you don't have the tools you need to do your job effectively.
  • The public eye is upon your company, expecting pollution reduction and immediate knowledge of excess emissions. Corporate wants hard numbers that they can count on and communicate.

You may be in the position of so many folks at refineries. Are you trying to make do with data collected into the DCS, sent to the plant historian and then plugged into spreadsheets? Is Excel® where you apply the required compliance checks and coding, perform calculations, do the averaging and create reports?

Getting by with the DCS - historian - spreadsheet data flow may have once been workable, though labor intensive. Now, with Subpart Ja and the Refinery Sector Rule (RSR), the work is almost certainly not manageable.

In fact, we have seen a noticeable upswing in the number of refineries coming to us in search of a solution to their acquisition, validation, recordkeeping, QA and reporting workload. 

Contact us today to request a demonstration or just to ask questions.