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Main Title Flare efficency monitoring by remote infrared sensing : a feasiblity demonstration {MICROFICHE} /
Author Persky, Merle J. ; Spellicy, R. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Spellicy, Robert L.
CORP Author OptiMetrics, Inc., Bedford, MA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-02-3439; EPA-600/7-84-053
Stock Number PB84-187566
Subjects Flares ; Remote infared sensing
Additional Subjects Remote sensing ; Air pollution ; Flares ; Monitors ; Optical spectrometers ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Performance evaluation ; Feasibility ; Carbon monoxide ; Carbon dioxide ; Soot ; Hydrocarbons ; Concentration(Composition) ; Design criteria ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Flammable gases ; Fourier transform spectroscopy ; Air pollution detection
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NTIS  PB84-187566 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 77 p. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an evaluation, involving field tests, of passive infrared methods for use in remotely monitoring the efficiency of industrial flares. The tests utilized a general infrared measurement device, the EPA ROSE (Remote Optical Sensing of Emissions), a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) system. With this system, infrared emissions from the gaseous exhaust products of a small scale industrial flare were observed under a wide range of operating conditions, at several positions in and above the combustion zone. Major results of this evaluation include: (1) collection of a data base on flare emissions for a typical flare at several flow rates of propylene, steam, and nitrogen; (2) comparison of three runs with simultaneous extractive probe measurements indicating comparable CO and CO2 concentrations (to within 10-30%) but significantly different temperatures (differing by a factor of 2 to 4); (3) determination of a better than 20 ppm detection threshold for CO using FTIR; and (4) the conclusion that the most serious uncertainties are the spatial distributions of temperature and gas concentration, and the detectability of hydrocarbon species.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "April 1984." "EPA-600/7-84-053." Microfiche.