Visit ABUTEC at the 2012 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference & Expo in North Dakota on May 22, 2012. ABUTEC is proud to help Sponsor the Event!
Thank you TCEQ for another successful yeat at the TCEQ Environmental Trade Show on May 1-3!
ABUTEC will be presenting the successful combustion tests illustrating 99.999%+ DRE to TCEQ on April 26, 2012!
Press Release 1/31/2013:
ABUTEC Smokeless Flares Tested and Exceed EPA’s Quad O Mandate
Kennesaw, GA – ABUTEC flares are the only combustion control devices to pass independent third-party testing as mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new air regulations, positioning themselves ahead of the industry. The New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) in 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart 0000 (Quad O), require all combustion control devices, flares, to be tested and retested by an independent third-party organization at regular intervals. Upon EPA approval, ABUTEC’s certification will eliminate the need for field testing post-installation, meaning expensive testing is not necessary for ABUTEC’s upstream and midstream customers within the oil and gas industry.
The initial performance test required by this new regulation must be done within 180 days of startup and be capable of achieving at least 95 percent destruction and removal efficiency (DRE). ABUTEC’s enclosed flares have passed third-party testing, exceeding the new Quad O compliance standards with 99 percent DRE. Surpassing the current requirements of the USEPA is significant due to the projected raise in percentage from 95 percent to 98 percent in the coming years.
ABUTEC’s Medium and High Temperature Flares meet state and federal regulations burning waste gas at a 99.9 percent DRE, meaning that almost 100 percent of unburned gas is converted to CO2 and Water. This burning process, 21 times cleaner than unburned methane, is smokeless and without smell or light pollution. With low operating costs, and the initial and continual savings from a tested combustion control device, ABUTEC’s enclosed combustors are setting the standard for the industry while drastically reducing emissions.
“ABUTEC’s emission results achieved during the stringent Quad O testing illustrates our commitment to engineering, design and combustion experience like no other in the industry,” said Andy Smith, President and CEO of ABUTEC. “ABUTEC’s enclosed combustors offer a compact solution with automatic on/off design that is fully equipped with data logging and site integration capability.”
The USEPA provides incentives for oil and gas companies to comply with Quad O regulations. According to the USEPA’s Air Regulation Fact Sheet, it is estimated that revenue from selling gas that was previously wasted will offset the cost of compliance. This estimated revenue ranges between $11 and $19 million within the next several years. The projected compensation and drastic reduction of emissions are the key benefits for the oil and gas industry to become compliant to these regulations and outfitting all drilling locations with combustion solutions such as ABUTEC’s Medium and High Temperature Flares. ABUTEC 2
ABUTEC is proud to be an environmentally friendly combustion solution. For more information on ABUTEC, visit abutec.com/products/flares/mtf-mini-take-battery-flare/ or contact Jessie King at email@example.com and by calling (334) 246 – 1535.
ABUTEC is an international manufacturer of Environmentally Friendly Combustion Solutions. ABUTEC specializes in offering high efficiency, low emission, burners and flares to various industry segments and applications. ABUTEC aims to reduce plant emissions and increase efficiency by manufacturing Infrared Burners, Enclosed Flares, Vapor Combustors, Incinerators, Thermal Oxidizers, and CHP “Gas-to-Energy” systems. ABUTEC’s expertise spans a variety of industry segments and applications including: Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream), Landfill Gas, Waste-water Treatment, Anaerobic Digester, Biogas, Ethanol Load Out, and Mine Gas – Mine Gas Incineration, to name a few.
Press Release 4/16/2012:
ABUTEC was selected to supply two (2) High Temperature Enclosed Flares (HTF) to the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant
Press Release 8/3/2011:
The EPA recently put out a release of upcoming pollution standards that can affect industrial players. ABUTEC’s Flares, Enclosed Flares, Vapor Combustors, Tank Flares, and Thermal Oxidizers all help mitigate these issues. The EPA report is below…
Cost-effective, flexible standards rely on operators’ ability to capture and sell natural gas that currently escapes, threatens air quality
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed standards to reduce harmful air pollution from oil and gas drilling operations. These proposed updated standards – which are being issued in response to a court order – would rely on cost-effective existing technologies to reduce emissions that contribute to smog pollution and can cause cancer while supporting the administration’s priority of continuing to expand safe and responsible domestic oil and gas production. The standards would leverage operators’ ability to capture and sell natural gas that currently escapes into the air, resulting in more efficient operations while reducing harmful emissions that can impact air quality in surrounding areas and nearby states.
“This administration has been clear that natural gas is a key component of our clean energy future, and the steps announced today will help ensure responsible production of this domestic energy source,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “Reducing these emissions will help cut toxic pollution that can increase cancer risks and smog that can cause asthma attacks and premature death – all while giving these operators additional product to bring to market.”
Today’s proposal would cut smog-forming volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from several types of processes and equipment used in the oil and gas industry, including a 95 percent reduction in VOCs emitted during the completion of new and modified hydraulically fractured wells. This dramatic reduction would largely be accomplished by capturing natural gas that currently escapes to the air and making that gas available for sale through technologies and processes already in use by several companies and required in some states.
Natural gas production in the U.S. is growing, with more than 25,000 new and existing wells fractured or re-fractured each year. The VOC reductions in the proposal are expected to help reduce ozone nonattainment problems in many areas where oil and gas production occurs. In addition, the VOC reductions would yield a significant environmental benefit by reducing methane emissions from new and modified wells. Methane, the primary constituent of natural gas, is a potent greenhouse gas – more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Today’s proposed changes also would reduce cancer risks from emissions of several air toxics, including benzene.
EPA’s analysis of the proposed changes, which also include requirements for storage tanks and other equipment, show they are highly cost-effective, with a net savings to the industry of tens of millions of dollars annually from the value of natural gas that would no longer escape to the air. Today’s proposal includes reviews of four air regulations for the oil and natural gas industry as required by the Clean Air Act: a new source performance standard for VOCs from equipment leaks at gas processing plants; a new source performance standard for sulfur dioxide emissions from gas processing plants; an air toxics standard for oil and natural gas production; and an air toxics standard for natural gas transmission and storage.
EPA is under a consent decree requiring the agency to sign a proposal by July 28, 2011 and take final action by Feb. 28, 2012. As part of the public comment period, EPA will hold three public hearings, in the Dallas, Denver and Pittsburgh areas. Details on the hearings will be announced soon.
More information: http://epa.gov/airquality/oilandgas/
Press Release 11/18/2010:
ABUTEC’s Mine Gas Incinerator, which is synonymous with the definition of an Enclosed Flare, was featured in two presentations at the 2010 Coal Mine Methane Conference in Birmingham, AL on October 5-7, 2010. For a list of all presentations please visit: http://www.epa.gov/cmop/conf/cmm_conference_oct10.html.
For MSHA’s presentation that includes the ABUTEC Mine Gas Incinerator (Enclosed Flare), please visit: http://www.epa.gov/cmop/docs/cmm_conference_oct10/Sherer.pdf
Press Release 11/5/2010:
New guidelines broaden opportunities for livestock operations to gain financial benefits from reducing their GHG emissions
The Climate Action Reserve continues to uphold rigorous standards in offset projects with the release of version 3.0 of its Livestock Project Protocol
Los Angeles, CA – The Climate Action Reserve, North America’s largest carbon offset registry, released version 3.0 of the Livestock Project Protocol, providing updated guidelines for livestock operations to participate in the carbon market. Significant amounts of methane, which is over 21 times more potent to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, can be produced at livestock operations. With the updated livestock protocol, operations have more opportunities to reduce their methane emissions and earn offset credits that can be sold in the carbon market.
The Livestock Project Protocol ensures the integrity and long-term environmental benefit of installing manure biogas control systems at livestock operations, including dairy cattle and swine farms. With this protocol, operations that capture and destroy methane from livestock manure before it is released into the atmosphere receive carbon offset credits that can be traded in the carbon market
The protocol ensures that livestock operations can effectively reduce greenhouse gases and thrive while earning offset credits in a carbon market,” said Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Chair of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors.
Version 3.0 of the protocol includes revised guidance on determining the greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment boundary of projects. This includes clear details on the standard stocking rates and new options for complying with the reporting period and verification requirements to reduce verification costs. All offset projects registered with the Climate Action Reserve are required to undergo independent, third-party verification.
Livestock manure management provides a key opportunity to reduce significant methane emissions, while at the same time generating revenue for the livestock operator. Version 3.0 of the Livestock Project Protocol recognizes that opportunity and ensures that livestock manure management projects are developed, quantified and verified with the highest level of integrity,” said Gary Gero, President of the Climate Action Reserve.
The Climate Action Reserve also released version 2.0 of the Mexico Livestock Project Protocol, which provides guidance for livestock offset projects in Mexico. To date, livestock projects registered with the Climate Action Reserve have reduced 151,903 metric tons of CO2e from the atmosphere, equivalent to taking over 29,000 passenger vehicles off the road annually. The original livestock protocol was adopted by the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors in June 2007 for projects in the United States.
Press Release 9/3/2010:
ABUTEC Enclosed Flare Selected by Pollution Engineering as Product of the Month Click here for more details
Press Release 5/13/2010:
ABUTEC LLC further increased its international expansion with the recent order of three (3) Low Emission Enclosed Flares slated for Indonesia’s Largest Oil & Gas Producer. ABUTEC’s success throughout North and South America has served as a catalyst for the recent international expansion into Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, and Australia. ABUTEC’s low emission flares, incinerators, and vapor combustors offer a unique alternative to traditional gas flares by providing a compact, fully enclosed, design capable of reaching 99.99% DRE with very low NOx and CO emissions. ABUTEC was selected over several companies based on having the best technical solution and largest burner output (180 MW or 614 million Btu/hr). The technology reaches across industry segments including Oil & Gas, Landfills, Wastewater Treatment Plants, Mine Gas Facilities, Coal Bed Methane, and many more.
- Press Release 2/15/2010:
Press Release 1/21/2010:
ABUTEC was featured in Pollution Engineering’s January 2010 edition. Click here for a preview.
- Press Release 9/15/2009:
News From the Field:
Shell Eagle Ford Combustor Performance Test (Click here for Pictorial Illustration)
This performance test illustrates ABUTEC’s commitment to providing Industry Leading Technology. Emission tests were performed at flow rates of 20% up to 120% of rated capacity. The results indicated 99.996% DRE throughout the full operation range. The link above provides a PICTORIAL illustration of the test setup as coordinated between Nordon Corporation, EnTech Consulting, Shell Oil & Gas, and ABUTEC. Click on the picture below for a VIDEO representation. Contact ABUTEC today for more information!
2011 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference, Sponsored by US EPA’s Coalbed Methane Outreach Program and ABUTEC LLC
ABUTEC Exhibiting at the 14th Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo. The Annual LMOP Conference and Project Expo is one of the most anticipated conferences of the year! For this year’s conference we are thrilled to be returning to the Hilton Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. Please join us this January for a two-day information packed event and visit our booth for more information on our Landfill Gas Flares and Successful Installations throughout the US and International markets.
ABUTEC is exhibiting at the 2010 U.S. Coal Mine Methane Conference in Birmingham, Alabama on October 5-7, 2010. Visit us to learn more about ABUTEC’s Mine Gas Incinerator.
ABUTEC is both exhibiting and sponsoring SWANA’s 33rd Annual Landfill Gas Symposium in San Diego, California. You can visit us at booth 412 to learn more about our Clean Burning Technology!
ABUTEC is exhibiting at the 2010 TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair & Conference in Austin, TX. Visit us May 4-5 to learn more about our Environmentally Friendly Technology!