Face Up to the Challenge: New EPA Refinery Flare Requirements

Editorial Staff | June 8, 2018

When the revised Refinery Sector Rule (RSR) goes into effect next January, there are a lot of changes that refineries should be prepared for. One change in particular, however, has experts asking a crucial question: How do you stay in compliance when your plant isn’t operating normally?

The May issue of Hydrocarbon Engineering may have the answer.

Keep reading to find out what the elimination of the startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) exemption could mean for your business. Andy Shurtleff (Airgas, an Air Liquide company) and K. Herman Holm (Spectrum Environmental Solutions LLC, USA) go into detail about potential challenges and how plants can continue to meet required operating limits.

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As Airgas’ Market Development Manager for the Refining and Petrochemicals sector, Andy’s diverse knowledge spans more than 35 years and multiple industries. He continues to help customers from coast to coast implement innovative solutions improving safety, regulatory compliance and operations efficiency.