The petrochemical industry is considered the global powerhouse. It contributes a significant amount towards world economics. The exploration of crude oil and the processing to fuel oil and gasoline are key for chemical products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, solvents, and plastics. Petrochemical processing relies on the robust, accurate control and monitoring of moisture, oxygen, and often hydrogen. Our analyzers and instrumentation ensure safe and efficient operation.
New regulations of flare emissions require oil refineries and chemical plants to analyze the vent gas and quickly make adjustments to maintain sufficient destruction efficiency. Our Extrel MAX300-RTG real-time gas analyzer is currently used at many US refineries for NSPS Subpart Ja sulfur monitoring. The analyzer measures the full, speciated composition of the flare gas and delivers continuous updates of NHV, H2S, and Total Sulfur several times per minute. According to new requirements in the General Provisions, flares used as Air Pollution Control Devices (APCD) are expected to achieve 98% Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) destruction efficiencies. These updated requirements include monitoring of the pilot flame, visible emissions, flare tip velocity, net heating values, and dilution parameters, as well as maintaining a Flare Management Plan and a Continuous Parameter Monitoring System Plan. The MAX300-RTG real-time gas analyzer is an ideal fit for this monitoring system plan.