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Main Title Evaluation of methods for measuring and controlling hydrocarbon emissions from petroleum storage tanks /
Author Ball, D. A. ; Putnam, A. A. ; Luce., R. G.
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Author Title of a Work
Putman, A. A.,
Luce, R. G.,
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-450-3-76-036; EPA-68-01-3159
Stock Number 5285 Port Royal Rd., 22161
OCLC Number 03943413
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Petroleum--Storage ; Petroleum--Storage
Additional Subjects Petroleum ; Storage tanks ; Hydrocarbons ; Air pollution control ; Emissions ; Air pollution control equipment ; Coverings ; Sealing ; Emission control ; Floating roofs ; Stationary sources
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EKBD  EPA-450/3-76-036 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/10/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-76-036 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 450-3-76-036 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-262 789 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 86, A-1 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this study was to determine advances made in petroleum storage tank design for controlling hydrocarbon emissions, evaluate the validity of the API correlations and test procedures when applied to modern tanks, and develop new test procedures or modify existing procedures to conduct short-term emissions tests on modern tanks. The results of the study showed that the floating roof is the most common means of controlling emissions from storage tanks and that most advances in design have been directed at increased safety, durability, and lower cost. No actual experimental data were found to indicate that any particular tank emission control system was better at controlling emissions than any other. It was also found that the existing API data base and correlations are of questionable accuracy, especially when applied to stocks with true vapor pressure less than 2.0 psia or tanks with diameters greater than 150 feet. The API emissions test procedures were found to be technically sound although they require extensive test times to obtain significant results. Little chance was seen to increase accuracy or reduce the test time of these procedures. Several new test procedures were analyzed and one was felt to have promise of achieving accurate emissions results in substantially reduced test times.
Prepared under contract 68-01-3159, task no. 3. Issued Nov. 1976. Includes bibliographical references.