Direct Measurement Services (DM)

HY-BON/EDI has unrivaled experience and knowledge in Leak Detection (optical gas imaging - OGI) and measurement for the O&G Industry. We employ professionally certified technicians, each with over 10 years of technical experience.

HY-BON/EDI consider safety as our most important priority, and we strive to continue to be accident free and continue to review our work practices to maintain and improve jobsite safety. We have a ZERO HARM philosophy.

HY-BON/EDI are committed to excellence and provide quality service in a timely and cost-effective manner.

HY-BON/EDI’s commitment is to provide exceptional value to our customers through exceptional customer service, professional technicians, and knowledge of the O&G industry.

Direct measurement of vent gas yields quantitative data on the flowrate and chemical makeup of the gas. This data is used to determine vent gas monetary value and mass flowrate (lbs/hr). Direct measurement data is input for sizing and selection for the type of emissions control that best fits the application.

Reasons to Recover Vent Gas

  1. Recover valuable natural gas product
  2. Reduce air emissions
  3. Compliance with State and Federal regulations and air permits
  4. Reduce liabilities
  5. Drastically improve site health and safety

Vent gas from storage tanks contain natural gas that has a higher energy content (BTU/SCF) than separator/sales gas. Based on the energy content, vent gas with BTU values of 1500 BTU/SCF to 2500 BTU/SCF can have a monetary value of 1.5 to 2.5 times the value of a typical pipeline natural gas that contains around 1000 BTU/SCF. Sending vent gas to the sales pipeline shortens the payout time for the VRU.

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Oil and gas production processes result in the venting of a portion of the produced natural gas. Vent gas management is a continuing issue for oil and gas operators. Companies must balance permitting requirements, regulatory compliance and corporate responsibility to minimize pollution, waste and liabilities.  Recovery of the vent gas increases revenue to the facility while ensuring gas is NOT released to the atmosphere. This makes an understanding of vent gas and a practical management strategy important.

Using a systematic method to reduce venting emissions ensures greater success. The following is HY-BON/EDI’s IQR-proven method to reduce venting emissions from an oil and gas facility.

  1. Identification and detection of vent gas or any fugitive emission sources of concern during a site visit. This service uses visual observations and optical gas imaging (OGI) camera.
  2. Quantification of the vented emissions using direct measurement which is a quantitative emission leak rate measurement. Each emission source is evaluated and the proper measurement device is selected to accurately measure the volume of hydrocarbon gas being emitted.
  3. Rectifying emissions by recovering the vent gas, combusting the vent gas or fixing leaks.

Quantification of fugitive emissions can be a challenge at times. Our state of the art Flow Measurement System (FMS) was developed for exactly this purpose. Our typical measurement duration is 24 hours in order to capture a full day of data as shown in the graph below.

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This data is taken at short time intervals to create a flow profile of the Potential to Emit (PTE). The control equipment is very versatile, however we would prefer to operate in the midrange of the equipment for equipment longevity and reliability.

All of the data gathered during the site visit aids in the determination of size and type of control equipment. A complete IQR report including videos and graphical data will be uploaded to the IQR Web Application.