Protocol for the determination of the speciation of hydrocarbon emissions from oil refineries
New ISBN 9780852934050
Old ISBN 085293405X
Date Published: May 2004
Published by: Energy Institute
This joint Energy Institute and Environment Agency document is essential reading for refinery managers and air/emissions/environmental consultants working in the field, as well as those responsible for, or concerned with, the safe operation of refineries and their impact on the environment.
This new protocol was produced on behalf of the Energy Institute by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) under the guidance of the Energy Institute's Emissions Working Group and the Environment Agency for England and Wales. This protocol has been produced in cooperation with UKPIA's Refinery Emissions Working Group (WG15).
The protocol provides a methodology for determining the fractional speciation of hydrocarbon emissions from oil refineries. It can be used in association with the Energy Institute's Protocol for the estimation of VOC emissions from petroleum refineries and gasoline marketing operations (ISBN 085293 227 8) to provide speciated hydrocarbon mass emission estimates. Both documents serve as an aid to industry legislative compliance and consistency.
This new protocol has been developed and validated during a series of measurement campaigns conducted at two UK oil refineries, under summer and winter conditions. These trials demonstrated that the approach provides a cost effective and robust methodology which will be incorporated by the Environment Agency into future operating license conditions for the oil refineries.