Guidelines for design and operation of gasoline vapour emission controls at distribution terminals
New ISBN 9780852934944
Date Published: July 2008
Published by: Energy Institute
EU Directive 94/63/EC placed controls on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of motor gasoline (petrol) and its distribution from terminals to filling stations. The two previous editions of this publication provided information to assist terminal operators and filling station operators in their design and operation of vapour emission controls. This third edition now focuses solely on the design, operation and maintenance of gasoline vapour emission control systems at gasoline distribution terminals.
The revision of the Guidelines has been undertaken to incorporate good practice learnt during the implementation of EU Directive 94/63/EC, both in the UK, and elsewhere in Europe.
Although the Guidelines have been influenced by the need to comply with Directive 94/63/EC, it is the intent that they may be used wherever gasoline vapour emission controls are to be installed. The principles outlined may also be used at other sites, e.g. refinery off-sites, bulk liquid storage terminals, etc., although these may have their own additional specific considerations to be taken into account that are not addressed here.
This publication will be of interest to all those responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of gasoline vapour emission control systems at gasoline distribution terminals.