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Main Title Emissions of Hydrocarbons to the Atmosphere from Seals on Pumps and Compressors.
Author Steigerwal, Bernard J. ;
CORP Author Joint District, Federal and State Project for the Evaluation of Refinery Emissions.
Year Published 1958
Report Number 6;
Stock Number PB-216 582
Additional Subjects ( Refineries ; Air pollution) ; ( Petroleum refining ; Air pollution) ; ( Air pollution ; Hydrocarbons) ; ( California ; Air pollution) ; Industrial wastes ; Pumps ; Seals ; Compressors ; Los Angeles County(California)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 582 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 37p
One phase of the Joint District, Federal and State Project for the Evaluation of Refinery Emissions was the study of hydrocarbon leakage from seals on pumps and compressors. The report details the techniques and conclusions of the study. Using the census data, pumps were classified into 27 unique combinations of pump type, seal type, product and pump operation. Approximately 15 per cent of the seals in each group were checked. A total of 473 pump seals were inspected and these had an average loss of 4.2 pounds of hydrocarbons per day. This average loss is based on emissions from 75 measured leaks and loss estimates for 95 small leaks. All compressor seals were tested. These lost an average of 8.5 pounds per day per seal. The hydrocarbon leakage from pump seals is given. (Author Modified Abstract)