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Keeping Your Cool

Keeping Your Cool

Enclosed Combustor Temperature Requirements The skin temperature and exhaust temperature on enclosed combustors are measurements that are controlled and limited. In most jurisdictions, upper-temperature limits must not be exceeded for reduced spacing of enclosed...

Trace Vent Gas, Glycol Dehydrator, and Gas Incinerators

Trace Vent Gas, Glycol Dehydrator, and Gas Incinerators

Trace Vent Gas What are the rules around Dehy’s The rules around waste gas disposal from Glycol Dehy’s can be confusing and misunderstood.  It seems that there are many interpretations of the rules regarding equipment and spacing requirements. In Alberta, Directive 39...

EnergyNow Article – Eliminating Emissions from Tanks

EnergyNow Article – Eliminating Emissions from Tanks

Tanks Vapors are a major sources of emissions During oil and gas production, pressurized formation liquids (oil and water) are often stored in liquid storage tanks. When the pressurized liquid solution enters the atmospheric storage tank, gases are released from the...

Close Spacing Enclosed Combustors

Close Spacing Enclosed Combustors

How much room does an enclosed combustor take up? Traditionally flares or incinerators were the only way to eliminate stranded gas on-site, and they needed to be spaced, at a minimum, 50-meters from the wellhead or tanks.  Nowadays, producers have the luxury of an...

Flame Arrestors 101

Flame Arrestors 101

What to Know About Flame Arrestors? Backflash controls are a necessary safety device used in applications dealing with the potential for ignition of flammable gas-air mixtures (i.e. methane, propane, oxygen etc. ). These engineered control devices are installed to...

Knock Out Drum (KOD), Liquid Separation – What You Need to Know

Knock Out Drum (KOD), Liquid Separation – What You Need to Know

Every Flare, Incinerator or Combustor needs liquid separation to eliminate high energy liquids from entering the combustion device and causing a hazardous operational situation. The piece of equipment used for liquid separation, in this scenario, is commonly referred...