EPA requirements for maintenance vents are getting more stringent…Are you ready? Check out this technical note (http://www.r-t-i.com/links/MACT/New_Refinery_MACT_Rules.pdf) to see how Refined Technologies application of Strategic Chemistry® can help you have an effective turnaround and meet new Refinery MACT requirements.
Turnaround teams are challenged to safely meet aggressive schedules while complying with increasing environmental requirements.
The EPA developed Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards, or MACT standards, to reduce the effects of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) generated by industry. Beginning in August of 2017, refineries will be subject to much more stringent requirements when cleaning process equipment and utilizing maintenance vents as part of the 40 CFR part 63, subpart CC changes (aka part of Refinery MACT).
Refined Technologies has consulted Waid Environmental for details on what these changes mean for turnaround teams planning equipment decontamination prior to commencing maintenance activities. Specifically, one of the following conditions must be met prior to venting equipment to the atmosphere:
Records must be maintained that demonstrate compliance with the new requirements. Failure to comply would result in a Title V deviation, requiring self-reporting on semi-annual deviation reports.
The challenge exists to meet these requirements and minimize flaring, while remaining on the turnaround schedule.
Strategic Chemistry is defined as the timely use of chemistry and planning, designed to improve client operating margins. Refined Technologies is the industry leader in developing detailed plans that merge unit clearing and cleaning procedures to ensure a timely and predictable turnaround schedule.
Our patented QuikTurn® and QuikTurnRX® cleaning processes will exceed requirements of the Refinery MACT by injecting the powerful, non-toxic, biodegradable formulations into steam or a dry gas once the unit has been deinventoried. QuikTurn and QuikTurnRX rapidly accelerate the time it takes to remove hydrocarbons and other noxious gasses from processing equipment, ensuring your turnaround will be safe, efficient, and environmentally compliant.
Strategic Chemistry can be utilized on all turnarounds or prior to catalyst handling activities on hydroprocessing units. Refined Technologies guarantees vessels to be free of LEL and hydrocarbons, allowing for rapid entry into a safe working environment.
Strategic Chemistry Advantages
Implementing Strategic Chemistry® brings several advantages that help turnaround teams balance many competing requirements and objectives successfully.
In your maintenance and turnaround planning meetings, we encourage you to consider Strategic Chemistry®: the timely use of chemistry and planning, designed to improve operating margins.
Refined Technologies, Inc. (RTI) develops and deploys patented processes and chemistry to perform cleaning and decontamination services for the refining, petrochemical, oil sands, tank storage, and related industries. RTI’s team of experienced operations personnel develop detailed plans that tightly integrate with and optimize facility turnaround schedules. RTI operates from offices in Texas (Spring, Pasadena, Beaumont, Corpus Christi), Louisiana (Baton Rouge), California (Carson, Concord), Oklahoma (Tulsa), Kansas (Wichita), and Canada (Fort McMurray, Edmonton).
Waid Environmental is an engineering and environmental services firm founded in 1978. Waid specializes in air quality services, having completed over 3500 air quality projects in the last 5 years. Our familiarity with the current environmental rules and interpretations, our awareness of upcoming trends in environmental compliance, and our experienced technical staff, enable us to provide economical, high quality, timely, and comprehensive solutions to environmental requirements.