Time Plume Dispersion Modelling
Real Time Plume Dispersion Modeling - The use of real time dispersion
models is a relatively new technology that is gaining acceptance
with the regulators and in the industry. It is a viable alternative
to the traditional approach which utilizes a model created from
historical weather patterns and data to establish a plan that assumes
the worst case scenario at all times. Often this is very limiting
and costly to mitigate.
Real Time Plume Dispersion Modeling is done at
the time of flaring and allows a certified flaring technician to
change inputs in the model based on data collected in REAL TIME
and then see the results immediately. As a result a flaring operation
can be managed in a manner that is much more efficient and cost
Flaring is managed according to the actual (real
time) weather and well flow conditions saving time, costly fuel
gas additions (green house gas), and ensuring the highest safety
standards for people and the environment.
One of the best applications for this type of
flare management is where a flare permit indicates that large volumes
of fuel gas are needed to effect sufficient plume rise to facilitate
proper dilution of the SO2 into the atmosphere. The Real Time Plume
Dispersion Modeling will determine when and how much fuel gas is
required according to the current conditions; often saving thousands
of dollars in propane and avoiding burning needless greenhouse gas.
Stationary and mobile gas monitors are strategically
placed in the predicted areas where there is a high risk of SO2
touchdown to validate and support the Real Time Plume Dispersion
Essentially, Real Time Plume Dispersion Modeling
will forecast high concentration SO2 exceedances up to 24 hrs in
advance. Mitigation is done ahead of time to avoid any risk of damage.
The flaring operation is managed to bring success on all levels;
business, regulatory, environmentally and for the people working
and living in the area.
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