Taking Control: Flare Monitoring and Control Requirements

Image of refinery emitting a flare tip
Editorial Staff | October 12, 2017

Since 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has become increasingly scrutinous of industrial flare emissions.

Now, as new regulations emerge, refineries and certain chemical operations are looking to monitor and control flare tip net heating values (NHVs) to ensure sufficient destruction removal efficiency (DRE).

If you have concerns about these new regulations, including changes to the Refinery Sector Rule (RSR), you’re in luck. Andy Shurtleff, Airgas’ Refining and Chemicals Market Manager, recently co-authored a detailed paper about flare monitoring—the challenges, the requirements and some key takeaways.

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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.