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Main Title Frequency of leak occurrence for fittings in synthetic organic chemical plant process units /
Author Blacksmith, J. R. ; Harris, G. E. ; Langley, G. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Langley, G. J.
Harris, G. E.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/003; EPA-68-02-3171
Stock Number PB81-141566
Subjects Organic compounds--Synthesis
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Air pollution ; Leakage ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sources ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Organic compounds ; Fugitive emissions ; Volatile organic compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-141566 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 169 pages ; 28 cm
The report summarizes results of a study of the frequency of leak occurrence in the synthetic chemical manufacturing industry (SOCMI). The frequency of occurrence of fugitive emissions was determined by instrumental screening, defined as measurement of the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as close as possible to the point of suspected leakage (e.g., the valve stem, pump seal). The screening value is the maximum repeatable VOC concentration detected for any given source expressed in parts per million by volume (ppmv). A total of 24 process units in the SOCMI were tested. The frequency of fugitive emissions sources with screening values equal to or greater than 10,000 ppmv was tabulated for all units combined, for each type of chemical process, and for each process unit.
Caption title. "January 1981." "EPA-600/2-81-003." Microfiche.