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Main Title Control of volatile organic compound leaks from petroleum refinery equipment.
Author Hustvedt, K. C. ; Quaney, R. A. ; Kelly, W. E.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-450/2-78-036; OAQPS NO. 1.2-111; OAQPS-1.2-111
Stock Number PB-286 158
OCLC Number 08960139
Subjects Pollution prevention--United States ; Petroleum refineries--Maintenance and repair ; Petroleum refineries--United States
Additional Subjects Refineries ; Petroleum products ; Organic compounds ; Air pollution control ; Regulations ; Equipment ; Leaks ; Cost analysis ; Monitoring ; Sources ; Fugitive emissions ; Emission factors
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD885U35 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EKBD  EPA-450/2-78-036 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/15/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-2-78-036 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 450/2-78-036 2 copies Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/25/2016
NTIS  PB-286 158 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : charts, graphs ; 28 cm.
This report provides the necessary guidance for development of regulations to limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from petroleum refinery equipment leaks. Equipment considered includes pump seals, compressor seals, seal oil degassing vents, pipeline valves, flanges and other connections, pressure relief devices, process drains, and open ended pipes. Reasonably available control technology (RACT) for these sources consists of a routine monitoring schedule to locate leaks so that maintenance can be performed as possible and emissions of VOC to atmosphere reduced. An example cost analysis for implementing these controls in a model refinery is presented along with a methodology for evaluating the cost effectiveness of these controls when updated emission factors become available.
References included at end of chapters. Appendices included.