HY-BON/EDI Blog: Quad O Compliance and Vent Gas Management

Oct 22, 2014
Use the Power of the Vapor Recovery Tower Operators are always looking for ways to improve vapor recovery unit (VRU) performance and to avoid NSPS OOOO (Quad O).  Using a vapor recovery tower along with a VRU, a facility can increase production of natural gas and decrease air emissions.     Vapor recovery towers (VRTs) are tall, vertical separators used to recover flash gas emissions that would be generated in a crude oil storage tank.  Flash gas results from natural gas coming out of solutio… Use the Power of the Vapor Recovery Tower

Oct 10, 2014
Oil and gas operators know that obtaining the correct oil and gas air permits for their operations is essential.  There is truly an “Alphabet Soup” of air pollution regulations to follow for oil and gas operations.  Knowing the different air permit types in no longer the domain of only the environmental department and consultants.  These permits affect operations, engineering, safety, legal and accounting departments.  Permitting the facility correctly can save your company money and lower you…

Oct 2, 2014
Oil and gas operators (O&G) know that air pollution is an important matter to be concerned about every day.  Air quality rules affect operations, engineering, accounting, purchasing, and environmental and safety departments.  With the focus on hydraulic fracturing of wells and resultant air emissions from new well facilities, these air quality issues are expected to only get more regulatory scrutiny.  In fact, the EPA is currently looking at the potential to make the NSPS OOOO (Quad O) regul… The Constitution of Air Pollution

Sep 25, 2014
All over the media there is news about climate change and greenhouse gases (GHGs).  Many in the oil and gas industry do not work directly with GHG issues but most realize that this matter is and will continue to affect their companies.  This is a brief summary of GHGs and the oil and gas industry that can help ensure GHG reporting compliance.      What are the GHGs of concern? The EPA greenhouse gases (GHG) requiring reporting by industry include the following: Greenhouse Gas Che… Shootin the Breeze About GHGs to Ensure GHG Reporting Compliance

Sep 19, 2014
Do you ever wonder what those abbreviated technical terms used by your environmental department mean?  Do you work in the oil and gas industry and have to comply with limits on VOC emissions from Quad O Facilities?  If yes, then you need to know about the ABCs of VOCs.  VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound.  By regulation, VOC emissions are defined as organic compounds which participate in atmospheric photochemical reactions.  The definition of a VOCs is found in 40 CFR 51.100(s).  The def… The ABCs of VOC Emissions from Quad O Facilities

Feb 7, 2014
Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) today announced it has acquired Hy-Bon Engineering Company, Inc. (Hy-Bon), a leader in vapor recovery solutions for oil and gas applications."We're very excited to welcome Hy-Bon to the Regal family.  With revenues of approximately $57 million, Hy-Bon will be a nice strategic addition to our existing Unico business, allowing us to further grow both businesses with a stronger combined sales and service infrastructure," stated Mark Gliebe, Chairman and CEO. Vi…

Oct 21, 2013
HY-BON CEO, Larry Richards will be the opening speaker for Midland College's Petroleum Professional Development Center symposium, "From Stranded Gas to Value in the Permian Basin" set to take place on Tuesday October 22. For more information on times and registration check out https://ce.midland.edu/ppdc or by calling .Wq7eC4vG%Km]#[Ae~CvVF~T=Yz.

Sep 20, 2013
Mella McEwen There was good news mixed with not-so-good news found in a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, conducted by the University of Texas as part of a series organized by the Environmental Defense Fund, found energy companies are having a major impact on the amount of methane emissions escaping from natural gas wells. But the study also found greater-than-expected leaks from valves and other well-site equipment. "We appreciate t…

Aug 5, 2013
WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks, which allow responsible oil and natural gas production while ensuring air emissions are reduced as quickly as possible. The updates will phase in emission control deadlines, starting with higher-emitting tanks first, and will provide the time needed to ramp up the production and installation of controls. EPA is making the changes based on information…