Applications - Environmental / Atmospheric

Flare Gas

Increased emphasis on protecting the environment, combined with evolving regulatory guidelines, is driving industry to improve its processes to be cleaner, more efficient and compliant with government rules.

In the United States, new regulations have been developed for the petroleum refinery industry—specifically the analysis and handling of flare gas streams.

Now, in addition to the sulfur measurements required by 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart Ja, refineries are looking toward the 2019 compliance deadline for the RSR changes to 40 CFR Part 63.

Regulatory updates affect flares associated with common process units such as:

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCU)
  • Fluid Coking Units (FCU)
  • Delayed Coking Units
  • Fuel Gas Combustion Devices (Flares)
  • Sulfur Recovery Plants

Extrel’s MAX300-IG Process Mass Spectrometer is ideal for analyzing flare gas streams for H2S, Total Sulfur, BTU, and other contaminants. Extrel systems offer critical information for root cause analysis, and provide customers with the solution needed to analyze output and meet regulatory requirements.

EPA approved daily validations use standards with <300 ppm H2S.

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  • Detectable compounds: Any gas or vapor sample
  • Detection Range: 100% - 10 ppb standard, 10 ppt w/ membrane inlet*
  • Number of sample streams: 16, 31, 40, 80, 120, 160+
  • Analysis rate: 0.4 Seconds per component
  • Number of components: Unlimited
  • Number of analysis routines: Unlimited
  • Number of user configurable data tags: Unlimited
  • Analysis precision: ±0.25% Relative Standard Deviation**
  • Stability: ±0.5% Relative Standard Deviation**
  • Filaments: Two, one active and one spare with automatic switchover
  • Maintenance: Minimal
    •  Manual or fully automated calibration and validation
  • Mass range options: 1-200, 300, 500 amu
  • 19 mm High-transmission Quadrupole filter

*Matrix dependent. Documented on trace benzene in air

**Based on the analysis of 1% argon

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