Monitoring Flare Gas Accurately To Meet Environmental Regulations
The European Union, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and many other global groups are working to reduce the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are the main cause of the global warming phenomenon. The oil and gas industry in response to new regulations and their requirements has increased its focus on accurately measuring, monitoring and reporting the flared GHG gases that result from production, refining, storage and distribution activities.
Measurements Of Multiple Greenhouse Gases Using Novel Laser Absorption Based Analyzers
Scientists concerned with climate change study the origins and effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – gases that trap heat and cause a rise in global temperatures. Carbon dioxide generated by the burning of fuels is a well-known greenhouse gas. Another greenhouse gas is methane (CH4). In fact, methane has about 20 times more heat-trapping capability than equal amounts of carbon dioxide.