The Environmental Protection Agency's Risk and Technology Review (RTR) rule creates a complex future for U.S. petroleum refiners. Multiple compliance deadlines through January 2019 apply to broad-ranging requirements for key processing units.
It eliminates previous startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM) emissions exclusions, which implies careful reviews should be made for the unit operations for the delayed coking unit (DCU), fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU), catalytic reforming unit (CRU) and sulfur recovery units (SRU). Flares must meet new flare requirements, which now apply during SSM periods. Compliance solutions may require new equipment installations on compressed engineer-procure-construct schedules.
Burns & McDonnell has a team with critical experience in all disciplines needed, from environmental and air quality specialists to process design and construction professionals. We can evaluate your refinery with the complex RTR impacts in mind and help you find cost-effective solutions to achieve compliance.
Refinery Air Emissions: A Look at EPA Rules
Compliance deadlines are approaching. To learn more, check out our article in Hydrocarbon Processing magazine: "New Refinery RTR Air Rules: Driving Projects in FCCUs and Other Units."
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