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4C Conference 2020 Webinars



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Legal and Regulatory

Presenter

Courtny Edge

Company

Trinity

Title

I Got 99 Problems… Now What? Best Practices For Addressing Audit Findings

Abstract

Conducting a gap assessment or audit is a great starting point for getting your environmental programs into compliance – but that’s only the first of many steps. After findings, observations, and recommendations are identified, corrective actions must be developed and prioritized appropriately. Depending on the scope and number of identified issues, this can be a daunting task but there are ways to manage the stress and work load accordingly. This presentation will cover what to do after the completion of an audit or gap assessment with a specific focus on LDAR programs.

Date

March 18, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

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Flares and Combustion

Presenter

Lei Sui

Company

Baker Hughes

Title

Advanced Flare Control and Digital Verification Platform

Abstract

Meet your daily flaring needs with Panametrics flare.IQ for emissions control, digital verification and our new FlareCare supporting service agreements. Learn more at our webinar Optimize your complete flare operations.

flare.IQ can help your company optimize the complete flare system to meet your daily flaring needs, such as:

Monitor GHG emission
Stay in compliance with regulations
Reduce the logistical and operational cost of building necessary scaffolding to inspect your flare meter
Remain on-line while the flare meter is digitally verified and passes inspection
Minimize EHS and HSE risks of sending people to monitor the flare meter
Optimize combustion efficiency for assisted flares by computing the net heating value at the combustion zone and provide set points to the SCADA to only send the right steam and supplemental gas to the flare tip
Reduce OPEX by optimizing steam and fuel gas usage
Flare Control
Global regulations can often require periodic calibration checks on flare vent gas meters. If a flare meter is not regularly and properly maintained a meter failure can cause significant refinery or plant downtime and possibly incur penalties due to non-compliance.

Date

November 10, 2020

Time

01:00 PM

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Emerging Technologies

Presenter

Mark Fishburn

Company

FLIR

Title

Elevated Skin Temperature Screening in the Oil & Gas Sector

Abstract

Join Mark Fishburn of FLIR Systems to learn how Elevated Skin Temperature screening solutions can help improve the health and safety in the Oil and Gas industry from field personnel to corporate offices. Attendees can look forward to learning:

Elevated skin temperature relationship and variations
History of FLIR as a leader in EST solutions
Which thermal cameras are capable of EST screening (you might already own one!)
Screening Workflow and best practices
Software features

Date

November 12, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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LDAR

Presenter

Craig O'Neill

Company

FLIR

Title

FLIR Advancements in OGI for LDAR

Abstract

As the oil and gas industry looks for next generation technologies for leak detection, FLIR has new and updated products to support these initiatives with the new FLIR GF77 Series that expands the suite of gases to detect and updated v1.4 of the FLIR QL320 quantification solution.

Objectives:
• Explore the new uncooled, low-cost OGI solution from FLIR
• Understand the expanded list of detectable gases for the GF77 like ethylene and ammonia
• See the streamlined QL320 that has been updated with user feedback
• Watch a live QL320 demonstration

Date

January 07, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Emerging Technologies

Presenter

Marcio Donnangelo

Company

Emerson

Title

Continuous PRV Leak Detection And Process Data Analysis For Environmental, Occupational And Process Safety Management

Abstract

20% of PRVs in a typical operation are potentially leaking. Undetected and therefore not reported PRV releases occur more often than operators realize and are one of the major causes to compromise valve sealing integrity. PRVs are the last line of defense against process overpressure and it is critical that all releases be reported and recorded for process safety root cause analysis, including near miss safety events.

Join this session with Anderson Greenwood Crosby PRV team to discuss wireless monitoring solutions that enable operators to correlate real time PRV information with process data and maintenance records to improve environmental, occupational and process safety management.

Date

March 25, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

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Safety

Presenter

Doug White and Ed Schodowski

Company

Emerson

Title

Innovations For Safety In Refineries And Chemical Plants: Occupational Safety

Abstract

Occupational safety practices keep operators out of harm’s way by reducing the risk of human errors and threats that exist in a complex plant environment. We will discuss a variety of innovative solutions that will enable your staff to reduce risk and avoid incidents, including:

Automated Operator Rounds
Replacing Manual Sampling with Advanced Measurements
Personnel Location Awareness

Date

June 22, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Health and Safety

Presenter

Shirley Rivera

Company

Resource Catalysts (R|CAT)

Title

Tiny Habits® and Behavior Design to Transform the EH&S Workspace

Abstract

A first-of-its-kind approach, Shirley brings Behavior Design with Tiny Habits® to complement existing EH&S practices - think compliance management, training, refreshers, and workspace culture. Behavior Design, a field of study by Stanford Behavior Design Lab founder Dr. BJ Fogg, is based on a set of models and methods to design solutions that can influence behaviors. Behavior Design shares a similar context - environment, interactions, choice - with behavior-based safety programs, procedures development, and training endeavors. Examples of EH&S-themed tiny habits and and Behavior Design elements will be shared as a framework and opportunity to enhance EH&S practices.

Date

January 21, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Safety

Presenter

Doug White and Ed Schodowski

Company

Emerson

Title

Innovations For Safety In Refineries And Chemical Plants: Loss Of Containment

Abstract

Loss of containment is the largest cause of Tier 1 and Tier 2 safety incidents. We will share detailed information on the following digital technologies that can greatly reduce the risk of incidents when properly applied:

Tank Safety Solutions
Corrosion Monitoring
Fire & Gas Monitoring
Hydrocarbon Leak Detection
Pump Monitoring

Date

June 23, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Emerging Technologies

Presenter

Jean- Francois Gauthier

Company

GHGSat

Title

Methane Detection using Satellites

Abstract

GHGSat offers custom analysis, using GHGSat satellite imagery and other sources, on an exclusive basis to each customer, in much the same way as environmental consulting services are offered today. Examples:
Monitoring of targeted sites (e.g. natural gas leaks from pipelines)
Emission rate estimation, including inventory analysis emission rate of species, using single scene abundance dataset, for instantaneous measurements, or averaged over a full year.

Other products and value-added services are available from GHGSat on a case-by-case basis:
Augmented analysis of emissions, using additional data such as facility data provided by facility operators
Mosaics of commercial satellite imagery products
Trending analysis of emissions from individual sites, or grouped sites in a region, within the constraints imposed by data exclusivity arrangements within individual customers

Date

December 17, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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Fenceline Monitoring

Presenter

James William Shinkle

Company

Optical Scientific, Inc. (OSi)

Title

Portable Hazmet System

Abstract

Accidents happen. Fortunately, there are analytical tools to help manage these disasters. Whenever a toxic chemical spill or accidental release occurs, it is imperative to know where the plume is and where it is going, so that evacuations can be targeted and critical manpower can be employed where it is most needed to save lives.

Optical Scientific’s (OSI) HazMET100 is a portable weather station designed to be used on a hazardous chemical release modeling simulation. HazMET has been configured to work with EPA’s ALOHA dispersion modeling program, which was developed to aid in disaster management and generates a plot, which is easily over laid on maps in MARPLOT, Esrl’s Arcmap, Google Earth and Google Maps.

The 3D compass equipped HazMET100 can be easily deployed at a dangerous spill site or accidental release in minutes without tools and then will transmit atmospheric data to a safe monitoring base site.

OSI is a world leader in developing weather sensors and systems which have been deployed in critical areas such as airports, along highways and railroads, in forests, on data buoys and out in the Antarctic. We have experience developing sensors and systems for industry, the military and government agencies and can provide weather sensors and stations for a either simple or complex weather monitoring network around your facility.

Date

March 30, 2021

Time

11:00AM

Emerging Technologies

Presenter

Doug Martin

Company

Gensuite

Title

How to Digitally Power A Cross-Functional Process Safety Management Program

Abstract

1) Leveraging a digital EHS system to identify opportunities for process safety management (PSM) improvements
2) Building the bridge between EHS & PSM programs to drive engagement and efficiency
3) Finding the needle in the haystack: Pinpoint PSM risks in your EHS data

Date

June 24, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

Flares and Combustion

Presenter

Chuck DeCarlo

Company

Extrel Core Mass Spectrometers

Title

Flare Compliance Mass Spectrometers

Abstract

As refineries and chemical plants continue to optimize their approach to flare compliance, new emissions regulations are set to hit a broad range of industries over the next five years. The goal is to ensure the destruction of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) prior to release into the atmosphere, but drastic changes in vent gas composition make controlling that efficiency difficult. Getting the full composition of the vent gas quickly allows operations to apply corrections as soon as possible. Flare gas mass spectrometers measure hydrocarbons, hydrogen, sulfurs, carbon oxides, moisture and various volatile organics, and report concentrations and Net Heating Value (NHV) to the control system in seconds. Examples from recent ethylene flare gas regulations and MON sites will be covered in the discussion, along with data from oil refinery flare events.

Date

March 30, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

Flares and Combustion

Presenter

Chuck DeCarlo And Chris Williams

Company

Extrel Core Mass Spectrometers

Title

Measurement And Speciation Using Mass Spectroscopy Flare Gas Composition

Abstract

As refineries and chemical plants continue to optimize their approach to flare compliance, new emissions regulations are set to hit a broad range of industries over the next five years. The goal is to ensure the destruction of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) prior to release into the atmosphere, but drastic changes in vent gas composition make controlling that efficiency difficult. Getting the full composition of the vent gas quickly allows operations to apply corrections as soon as possible. Flare gas mass spectrometers measure hydrocarbons, hydrogen, sulfurs, carbon oxides, moisture and various volatile organics, and report concentrations and Net Heating Value (NHV) to the control system in seconds. Examples from recent ethylene flare gas regulations and MON sites will be covered in the discussion, along with data from oil refinery flare events.

Date

June 29, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Health and Safety

Presenter

Texas Molecular

Company

Board Of Certified Safety Professionals

Title

Safety’s Competitive Advantage And The Future Of The Safety, Health, And Environmental Profession

Abstract

The EPA published Interim Guidelines for managing PFAS materials in December 2020. The major items addressed by the guidelines are a review of the major commercially available technologies ranked from least to most uncertainty. Attendees will learn about each of the technologies and the advantages and limitations of each of them. Other topics include the interests of “vulnerable populations” and additional technologies in development.

Date

June 29, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

Best Management Practices

Presenter

Brittany Brownlow Tones

Company

Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Title

Preparing Your Facility For The MSGP Renewal In Texas

Abstract

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is renewing the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities. The MSGP renews on a five-year cycle with the next issuance slated for August 2021. Is your facility ready for the renewal? This webinar will discuss the proposed changes, areas of the draft MSGP that may impact facility operations, and an update of where the MSGP is in the renewal process.

Key takeaways include:
• Understanding the regulatory landscape and proposed changes in the draft MSGP
• Identifying areas in the draft MSGP that may affect sector-specific operations
• Tips on how to prepare your facility to meet the renewal requirements

Date

July 01, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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LDAR

Presenter

Boun Sananikone

Company

Alliance Source Testing

Title

Leveraging Digital Twin Technology To Reduce Inspection-Related Defects And Optimize Your LDAR Program.

Abstract

LDAR programs are based upon accurate inspections, timely repair, and proper identification of required components which need to monitored. Without the aforementioned, components working in parallel, your program maybe missing critical inspection points. Learn how Bureau Veritas is improving internal quality and helping our clients develop world-class fugitive emissions programs through our methodology.

Date

April 01, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

QQQ

Presenter

John Wigger

Company

Cadenza Environmental

Title

QQQ Overview and Updates

Abstract

John Wigger, PE will host a 35 minute presentation on the fundamentals of effectively developing and managing compliance with 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart QQQ – VOC emission suppression rules for Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Systems.

Refineries are subject to NSPS QQQ, however, there has been much confusion on applicability since the proposed rule was published 34 years ago! The standards of performance control volatile organic compound emissions from petroleum refinery wastewater systems. The original standard was completed in November 1988, the standards were amended in August 1995 and again in December 2000.

The course includes presentations focused on the fundamentals as well as group Q & A discussions. Links to well established reference materials QQQ inspection checklists, guides, and diagrams are provided to help the participant manage and improve their programs.

Topics include:
Overlap with Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON)
Applicability
Affected Facilities
Individual drain systems
Oil-water separators
Aggregate facilities
Construction/Reconstruction/Modification
Control Requirements
Inspections and Recordkeeping
Reporting
QQQ Best Management Practices

Date

July 01, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

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LDAR

Presenter

Gary Strahan

Company

ICI

Title

Aerial Infrared Thermography

Abstract

The future of using Infrared cameras for Aerial Thermogaphy using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. ICI has two patents around this process and has invested years in developing a true end to end solution.

Date

January 12, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Emerging Technologies

Presenter

Qi Zhang

Company

GHD Group

Title

Photochemical Modeling for Ozone Inter-Precursor Trading

Abstract

The feasibility of capital projects depends heavily on environmental permitting requirements. This is especially true in industrial areas where ambient air quality is already stressed.

In an air quality area designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as non-attainment, such as the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) ozone non-attainment area, it is required to offset new emissions with available emissions reduction credits (ERCs) obtained elsewhere. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are two regulated precursors of ozone formation in the atmosphere, the standard practice is to offset either ozone precursor with ERCs of the same pollutant (i.e., NOx credits for NOx emissions and VOCs credits for VOCs emissions). However, due to economic factors such as the high price of a pollutant’s ERCs, or its lack of availability on the market, state agencies allow inter-pollutant trading (i.e., NOx credits for VOCs emissions, or vice versa). To support this inter-pollutant trading system, state agencies and the USEPA require an air quality photochemical grid modeling analysis to demonstrate the inter-pollutant trading will not adversely affect the area’s air quality. This presentation will briefly illustrates a generally accepted approach and procedure to address inter-pollutant trading, and provide an update to the recent successful modeling and trades.

Date

January 14, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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CEMS

Presenter

Koji Ishikawa

Company

Horiba Instruments, Inc.

Title

Real-Time Analysis of Stack Gases

Abstract

The ENDA-7000 stack gas analyzer system designed to continuously measure the concentrations of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2), and ammonia (NH3) in stack flue gas streams. The ENDA-7000 series integral sample conditioning system ensures sample integrity for accurate measurements. The ENDA-7000 is based upon the HORIBA GH-700 series multi-channel analyzer is capable of measuring up to six different combustion gases simultaneously. Using a modular design, Chemiluminescence, non-dispersive infrared, non-dispersive ultraviolet and magneto-pneumatic modules are configured for the necessary measurements. The presentation will discuss the use of multi-gas analyzer technology to accurately measure components by minimize baseline drift, automate system operations, while being compliant for USEPA 40 CFR 40/60/75

Date

January 19, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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Flares and Combustion

Presenter

Arnold Rivas Griswold

Company

Fluenta

Title

Review of Best Practices for Selection, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Gas Meters for Flare Applications Used for Managing Facility Mass Balance and Compliance

Abstract

Flare measurement is one of the most challenging measurement applications there are. The requirements for accuracy combined with wide rangeability, varying compositions, installation effects, and handling of different type of non-hydrocarbon gases, calls for a reliable measurement method and technology. Ultrasonic technology applied to flare measurement has been the go-to solution in the industry for years to comply with this ever-changing process and allows for compliance with regulations as well as helping facilities to work on their mass balance for reporting purposes and provide an early detection of any potential upset in the process.

This presentation will cover how measurement technology is used by process and instrumentation specialists to be able to manage the challenges inherent in the flare gas measurement applications. It will cover why flare measurement is required from the operational perspective and from the environmental and regulatory perspective. In addition, a discussion of the technology selection process, identifying installation guidelines, operating and maintenance best practices will be covered. Ultimately, a detailed discussion involving managing measurement the gas to flare by understanding the feasibility of using this technology to get the best possible measurement results and get the most value from the data provided by it.

Date

January 14, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

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Security

Presenter

Kai Moncino

Company

FLIR

Title

Perimeter Security Solutions For Oil & Gas

Abstract

This webinar discusses the concept of layered physical security systems and how they can be deployed in real-life scenarios to prevent and deter threats. A review of leading technologies for threat detection and situational awareness is targeted at critical infrastructure facilities, specifically in the oil and gas sector.

Key Learning Objectives:
1. How can a security system save oil and gas companies money?
2. What technologies can be used to increase the intelligence and efficiency of my physical security system?
3. How can I combat the emerging threat of drones?

Date

April 27, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

Stack Testing

Presenter

Jordan Laster

Company

Alliance Source Testing

Title

Particulate Matter Testing OTM

Abstract

Certain sources emit particulate matter (PM) at rates which render traditional particulate testing methods (EPA Methods 5, 201A, & 202) inadequate. Another class of sources finds positive bias in EPA method 202 measurements for condensable particulate matter (CPM) as a result of compounds present in process streams. Recently promulgated OTM-37 makes accurate measurement of particulate from these previously problematic source types possible. Larger particles are collected in PM cyclones, and smaller and condensable particulate matter are collected on a 47-mm filter. The sample gas is diluted with cool, dry air to avoid artifact formation while still allowing the measurement of CPM. OTM-37 measurement sensitivity is in micrograms, as opposed to milligram sensitivity in EPA Method 5, 201A, & 202.

Date

May 06, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

PFAS

Presenter

Todd Lasater

Company

Alliance Source Testing

Title

Sampling For PFAS

Abstract

EPA has recently issued the guidance document for PFAS emissions testing: Other Test Method – 45 (OTM-45). Because many PFAS compounds are considered semi-volatiles, OTM-45 is similar to an EPA SW-846 Method 0010: Modified Method 5 Sampling Train, but with slight modifications. A few of these modifications include:

– Modifications to the probe and filter temperatures
– Method-specific solvent rinses using a Methanol / 5% NH4OH mixture;
– Addition of a 2nd XAD-2 (breakthrough) resin trap following the water impingers
– Conducting a Proof Blank for analysis.

Date

June 03, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

BWON

Presenter

Kati Petersburg

Company

Trinity

Title

The Overlap of the BWON and the EMACT

Abstract

BWON and EMACT: The Overlap Provisions Explained
Originally promulgated in 2002 and updated as recently as 2020, the EMACT regulation contains several overlap provisions with the BWON. Subpart XX requires compliance with the BWON and includes additional requirements for ethylene production facilities, including expanded applicability of the control provisions, new requirements for wastes sent offsite, and modified notification requirements. During this webinar, we will discuss what these overlap provisions mean for facilities, and offer guidance on developing a comprehensive compliance strategy.

Date

January 26, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

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BWON

Presenter

John Wigger

Company

Cadenza Environmental

Title

BWON Fundamentals And Ambiguities

Abstract

This webinar will explore the fundamentals of BWON compliance as well as present ambiguities in the rules pertaining to waste management unit control classifications related to leaks, delay or repair, (DOR), no detectable emission (NDE) design, and inspections. This webinar will also summarize current industry practices related to these ambiguities.

Date

April 08, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

Fenceline Monitoring

Presenter

James Shinkle

Company

Optical Scientific, Inc. (OSi)

Title

Understanding The Fence-line Large Area 2-Dimentional Wind Measurements With LOA Technology

Abstract

This presentation will discuss LOA (Long-Path Optical Anemometer) technology and how it can be used to help obtain the vertical wind and flux profile. There are many benefits of using a LOA Technology as a tool for tracking movements of large bodies of air, hazardous wind movements and atmospheric turbulence. We will discuss applications where LOA technology had been combined with other instruments to more accurately monitor air pollution movement and wake vortex. Developed in the 1970‘s by ERL/NOAA, LOA simultaneously measures the average wind across the optical beam (crosswind) and the turbulence (CN2) over the measurement path. LOA technology has proven useful in a number of diverse applications, including monitoring pollution drift from Denver to Greeley Colorado, tracking the movement of noxious odor from a large scale hog farm and measuring airflow velocity of HF gases from aluminum smelting operations where it has received EPA Method 14 Equivalency Approval. LOA technology has been extensively field tested as part of NASA’s Airspace Systems Program to help Airports to detect the effects of a wake vortex on or near ground level. The preliminary data indicates that when LOA is combined with open path gas sensors it provides more accurate tools to regulatory bodies to measure and regulate large source emissions.

A minimum of three such systems set up around the perimeter of the emission source can measure the total emissions from the site in real time.

Using two or more LOAs can provide large area 2dimensional wind vectors that no other sensors could possibly measure. Adding additional sensors three or more LOAs to form a closed contour, provides not only large area 2-dimensional wind vectors, it can also provide the near ground vertical wind (below the inversion layer). This versatile technology results in both very powerful research tool and rugged / time proven operational instrument to provide critical information for large areas wind, dust, pollution and be set up for monitoring and tracking in one, two or three spatial dimensions.

Date

March 04, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

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Fenceline Monitoring

Presenter

Gilad Shpitzer

Company

Atmosfir Optics Ltd.

Title

Advanced Technology For Real Time Fence-Line Perimeter Monitoring

Abstract

Atmosfir Optics, Ltd., will present the D-fenceline System, an advanced software application, applied to classical FTIR, Open Path Technology, providing significant and unique improvement to remote sensing of fence-line boundaries. We will discuss how these unique algorithms have been applied in the field to drive detection limits down an order of magnitude, pinpoint emission sources with an advanced triangulation algorithm, and increase confidence in using real time data for rapid mitigation and alerts, with instantaneous, real time spectral validation against the NIST reference spectra.

Date

March 04, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

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CEMS

Presenter

Ty Smith

Company

CEMTEK KVB-Enertec

Title

: EPA PS-18 Compliance Monitoring For Ammonia (NH3) Utilizing Cross Stack Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy (TDLS)

Abstract

Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy has been used extensively in Ammonia process control applications, but recently has expanded into the world of CEMS for compliance. PS-18, an existing method for HCl compliance monitoring has seen TDLAS systems from Cemtek successfully installed for meeting PS-18 compliance monitoring at over 30 lines of sight. This presentation will discuss Cemtek’s development and testing in meeting PS-18 requirements for NH3 and their plan for expanding to other gases of interest.

Date

July 06, 2021

Time

11:00 AM

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LDAR

Presenter

Shawn Dolan

Company

Virtual Technology LLC

Title

Visible Emissions Management, Forget the School Use the Tool, EPA ALT 082 "Digital Camera Method"

Abstract

The Webinar will cover the History of US EPA Alternative Method 082 ‘The Digital Camera Method”, walking through the experiments, testing, reviews, the objections the evolution and the Publication of The Digital Camera Method for the measuring of Opacity of Visible Emissions, e.g. How bad is it!! The Training will continue, through comparison with Method 9 and the automation available to full automate Opacity detection and VEO generation. No more need to waste time and stress over passing smoke school. Automate with DOCS II, Simple, Reliable, Defendable, Visible Emissions Management Systems.

The Webinar will be in 4 sessions if the Attendee desires to gain a certification as a Digital Camera Operator to capture images and document VEO’s onsite. Part (1), USEPA ALT 082 Intro, Past Present Future, (30 mins), Part (2), Fundamentals of Visible Emission Observations (VEO),(20 min), Part (3), Camera Framing Course, (40 mins) Part (4), Operating DOCS II, (30 mins).

Date

February 04, 2021

Time

11:00 AM CST

  On YouTube →

Security

Presenter

Kai Moncino

Company

FLIR

Title

Perimeter Security Solutions For Oil And Gas

Abstract

This webinar discusses the concept of layered physical security systems and how they can be deployed in real-life scenarios to prevent and deter threats. A review of leading technologies for threat detection and situational awareness is targeted at critical infrastructure facilities, specifically in the oil and gas sector.

Key Learning Objectives:
1. How can a security system save oil and gas companies money?
2. What technologies can be used to increase the intelligence and efficiency of my physical security system?
3. How can I combat the emerging threat of drones?

Date

July 06, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

LDAR

Presenter

Roger Nounou, Sucheta Gokhale, Barry Kelly & Krishna Uppuluri

Company

mPact2wo- Molex, Koch Industries and HollyFrontier

Title

The new norm of Industrial Air Compliance – Efficient, safer and cheaper!

Abstract

Walkabout-monitoring has been the de facto method for industrial air compliance including LDAR and AVO. In the current era of satellites providing real-time insights with high fidelity, walkabout-monitoring seems antiquated due to its expensive and error-prone approach. Some industrial companies are willing to accept the pain as long it avoids the change. They prefer the status-quo compared to the unknown of new methods, deployment challenges and adoption inertia of workers.

This status quo will be disrupted as globally connected economies bring up new opportunities and exceptions. These include plant expansions, demand volatilities, strict regulations, harsher penalties, competitive pressures, and COVID-19 type pandemics. How can industrial enterprises future-proof their operations to maximize the opportunities and manage the exceptions?

In this webinar we will discuss the new generation of IIoT2.0 solutions with automated sensor-monitoring for industrial air compliance and process safety. IIoT2.0 solutions focus on maximizing operator adoption to empower the digital-industrial operator (DIO). The solutions enable anytime-anywhere monitoring for method21 compliance, augmented process safety and Fenceline monitoring with higher efficiency and significantly lower costs

Date

February 16, 2021

Time

11:00 AM CST

SPCC

Presenter

John Wigger

Company

Cadenza Environmental

Title

SPCC Essentials and Updates

Abstract

Facilities subject to spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) regulations must develop and successfully implement SPCC plans. With regulations, guidance, and interpretations changing regularly staying up to speed on compliance with this program can be challenging. This webinar is designed for those responsible for developing SPCC plans, managing SPCC compliance programs, or evaluating SPCC compliance.

The webinar focuses on the fundamentals as well as group Q & A discussions. Links to well established reference materials including the current EPA SPCC Inspector’s Guide and SPCC inspection checklists, are provided to help the participant manage their programs.

Topics include:

Oil Management
Regulatory Development
Applicability
SPCC Facility Requirements
General Containment
Sized Secondary Containment
SPCC Plan Requirements
SPCC Best Management Practices

Date

February 16, 2021

Time

01:00 PM CST

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LDAR

Presenter

Benjamin Chandler

Company

GHD Group

Title

Assessing the Human Health Risks to Fugitive Airborne Ethylene Oxide Emissions

Abstract

A recent study by the US EPA Integrated Risk Information System indicated and increased carcinogenic potential for community exposures to airborne Ethylene oxide (EtO) around facilities using EtO. The resulting changes to the EtO risk criteria by the US EPA have increased public scrutiny for EtO users to reduce emissions and ensure healthy conditions within neighboring communities. This presentation will focus on strategies for measuring ambient levels of EtO in outside air for the purpose of determining potential human health risks. Integrated air sampling methodologies will be discussed along with predictive air dispersion modeling capabilities and emission control solutions. A brief history of the EPA rule changes for Texas will also be presented as the basis for regulatory compliance.

Date

January 12, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

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Stack Testing

Presenter

Randy Bartley

Company

Bair

Title

Updated Requirements for Stationary Engine Testing

Abstract

As of March 10, 2014, the USEPA has withdrawn Alternative Test Methods ALT-061 (Approval of Single Point Testing for Subpart JJJJ) and ALT-087 (Waiver of Stratification Tests for Engines).As of August 24, 2016 the USEPA updated the FAQ section of RM Method 19 as an option in determining the concentration of Oxides of Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds as it pertains to testing stationary RICE applicable to 40 CFR Subpart JJJJ. Even though these regulatory method changes occurred 4-6 years ago, there are many operators and testing firms that are unaware and unable to comply with these changes. Furthermore, there is great debate as to whether Annex 8 of ASTM d-6348 is a requirement under 40 CFR Subpart JJJJ, and how to satisfy the method criteria of Annex 8. For clarity and guidance on these method requirements, as well as, recently approved modifications to Method 2 and Method 7e, join Randy Bartley of BAIR for his 4C Webinar presentation on November 10th, 2020.

Date

November 10, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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Fenceline Monitoring

Presenter

Gilad Shpitzer

Company

Atmosfir Optics Ltd.

Title

Refinery Fenceline Open Path Monitoring Rule 1180 Lessons Learned Detection Limits And QA

Abstract

The webinar will cover the following topics:
• Overview of South Coast AQMD’s Rule 1180 requirements
• Evaluation of published monitoring data
• Comparison of initial monitoring plans with program goals and requirements
• Detection limits

Date

March 09, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

  On YouTube →

Flares and Combustion

Presenter

Donn Williams

Company

Optical Scientific, Inc. (OSi)

Title

Optical Flow Sensors For Environmental Compliance And Process Control

Abstract

Optical Scientific is a proven leader in developing advanced electro-optical sensors for a wide range of applications and customers for over 30 years.

This presentation will focus on our OFS series (optical flow sensors) and discuss how to apply the technology for CSR (Chemical Sector Rule), RSR and other challenging flow applications.

OFS makes drift free measurements across the entire measurement path and is isolated from the process so it won’t create a pressure drop on critical processes.

OFS is unique because our patented technology is looking at fluctuations in light caused by turbulence rather than absolute light intensity which enables it to work in very harsh / dirty environments. OFS measurement technique is uniquely unaffected by and does not have to compensate for changes in temperature, pressure, humidity, density or opacity.

Truly a versatile technology when it comes to monitoring flow velocity, OFS technology has proven successful in a variety of challenging applications that include high temperatures, high and variable opacity, high dust concentrations and very harsh gases for users of Flare Stacks, Thermal Oxidizers, wet scrubbers, incinerators, primary/secondary air ducts, bag houses, processes with suspended droplets and a wide range of others.

Date

March 09, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

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LDAR

Presenter

Brian Whitley

Company

EMSI

Title

The Transformation of LDAR: Predictive Leak Management Software

Abstract

Predictive analytics is the practice of extracting information from existing data sets in order to determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends

Date

December 03, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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PFAS

Presenter

Sean Dunegon

Company

Satelytics

Title

PFAS Detection from Aerial Data

Abstract

Need to do more with less?
We read it, see it, and hear it; industry segments are being stressed financially and forced into reorganization, while still having to maintain service levels and duties. More recent events like a pandemic, weather phenomena, geo-politics, or demand drop-off, have increased those pressures.

Just one example is the oil and gas industry, where slowly evolving energy change has affected the bottom line. In the past few weeks I have spoken personally with multiple individuals describing layoffs of whole divisions, while still striving to meet advanced environmental commitments that exceed regulations. These same folks take pride in maintaining some of the most impressive safety records of any industry.

Date

December 01, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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CEMS

Presenter

Eric Swisher

Company

ALL4

Title

Recent Revisions to Part 60, Appendix B PS-9 for Gas Chromatographs (GC) and Mass Spectrometers (MS) effective December 07, 2020

Abstract

U.S. EPA recently promulgated technical amendments to 40 CFR Part 60, Appendix B – Performance Specification 9 (PS-9) for Gas Chromatographs (GC). The technical amendments are effective December 7, 2020 and include clarifications applicable for GCs and Mass Spectrometers used for compliance with MACT CC.

Date

December 03, 2020

Time

01:00 PM

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PFAS

Presenter

Tiffany Thomas

Company

Ensafe

Title

PFAS 101/102 – Intro to PFAS and A Practitioner’s Guide to PFAS: Lessons learned, best practices to ensure efficiency/desired outcomes

Abstract

As an emerging contaminant, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been the focus of increasing regulatory attention, particularly as a result of its use in aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) at airports, military installations, and fire suppression systems common in the oil and gas industry. In the absence of federal leadership, multiple states have developed various guidance documents to ensure PFAS data quality is not compromised by its ubiquitous presence in common items. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the chemistry of PFAS, summarize the current regulatory landscape, synthesize current guidance documents, and focus on the lessons learned/best practices for sampling design to ensure project efficiency and desired outcomes.

Date

December 15, 2020

Time

01:00 PM

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Stack Testing

Presenter

Randy Bartley

Company

Bair

Title

Updates Regarding Validation Of Stationary Engine Testing

Abstract

FTIR analysis is an effective and robust way to measure emissions on a wide array of sources. For natural gas compression sources, the preferred method for analysis is ASTM D6348, which has 8 Annexes of data quality objectives that must be completed for full method adherence. We will discuss each of the 8 Annexes in detail and walk through a full post field sampling data validation analysis (Annex 8). This presentation will serve as a follow-up of BAIR’s 2020 co-presentation of FTIR analysis to TCEQ, our 4C HSE Webinar Presentation in November, and will cover unanswered questions from the recent SES Webinar on FTIR analysis and method requirements.

Date

March 11, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

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PFAS

Presenter

Ward Swanson

Company

Barr Engineering Company

Title

You’ve Got PFAS. How To Prepare, Dispose And Respond

Abstract

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are emerging contaminants of concern in soil, groundwater and drinking water systems. PFAS releases have the potential to impact water supplies and are a challenge to capture and remove. Due to their chemical properties and widespread use, PFAS typically have multiple source areas and can be ubiquitous in most urban areas. For the oil and gas industry, their primary link and liability to the issue is through the training and use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrates.

Most refinery and fuels industry facilities have used AFFF either in training or for fire suppression for the simple fact that AFFF is extremely effective in putting out difficult fires and as a result it saves lives and prevents large scale fire damage. However, due to this use, most facilities likely have a PFAS signature associated with their AFFF releases that can touch multiple areas of their facility. This presentation will provide information on some tools and approaches from simple to complex on how a facility can identify what PFAS may be associated with their use and where it has migrated based on Barr’s nearly 20 years of PFAS investigation including case studies from refining and industrial sites. This presentation will discuss how to inventory current and legacy supply of AFFF containing PFAS and replacement and disposal options. Barr Engineering Co. will also discuss case studies for assisting terminal and refineries identify risks, respond to agency inquiries and prepare for emergency response situations based on our work which has included installation of emergency water treatment systems.

Attendees will leave the short presentation with an understanding of the complexity of the chemistry as well as an idea for approaches to audit current PFAS risk and prepare in the event of an emergency where these chemicals are used.

Date

March 11, 2021

Time

01:00 PM

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Fenceline Monitoring

Presenter

Steven E. Yuchs, Ph.D.

Company

Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Title

Emerging Technology Strategies For Sampling And Quantitation Of HRVOC, OHAP And Ethylene Oxide In Fenceline, Ambient And Emission Sources

Abstract

Various types of sampling and analysis strategies have been developed and implemented for the identification and quantitation of Ethylene Oxide (EO), Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOC) and OxygenatedHazardous Air Pollutants (OHAP). This presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the testing methodologies, and compare and contrast them to emerging technologies that are currently in final development, or have recently been deployed for field testing.

Discussion will focus on sampling techniques including, FTIR for organics, optically enhancedFTIR (OE-FTIR) for low level detection of specific organic analytes, and quantitation of various ultra-low detection limit concentrations of HRVOC and OHAP using real-time Proton Transfer Reaction Time of Flight Mass Spectroscopy (PTR-TOF) and GC Interfaced PTR-TOF testingvia EPA Method 18 type analysis. Emphasis will be placed on actual field data including: ambient urban sampling for BTEX and ethylene oxide; CEMS systems utilizing OE-FTIR; and leak detection, boundary mapping and low stationary source testing utilizing PTR-TOF.

Date

March 16, 2021

Time

011:00 AM

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Air Permitting

Presenter

Johnny Vermillion

Company

Spirit Environmental, LLC

Title

Calculating Project Increases

Abstract

Do you find Major New Source Review applicability confusing? Have you noticed that even the initial step of trying to figure out project increases (much less the rest of the program) already starts to descend into a confusing mess? When it comes to calculating project increases these days, the “devil is in the details”. This presentation will provide background and suggested approaches on the new the EPA guidelines along with insight on some states’ decision on implementation.

Date

December 15, 2020

Time

11:00 AM

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