Emissions Management: Applicable Codes, Standards and Practices

Stay up-to-date on applicable codes and standards governing emissions testing and management in Canada with a new technical course delivered by a leading expert in regulatory technical standards.

In this course, participants will learn best practices for achieving emissions management goals in Emissions Management: Applicable Codes, Standards and Practices. This technical course includes a review of types of equipment used in the field, and provides guidance on emissions testing, installation and maintenance of emissions reduction equipment, and tips on troubleshooting problems.

By taking this course, learners will be better equipped to apply standards & codes and manage emissions to meet current industry practices. They will learn how to read and write internal corporate technical standards, review design on emission reduction requirements, and provide value-engineering solutions tailored to individual plants, facilities, pipelines, tank farms or compressor station networks.

“Understanding how to select equipment with specifications that meet or exceed the required limits is critical”, said Khiani. “Costs are exorbitantly high when you talk about the typical concerns of any unanticipated leaks, from pressurized equipment, such as a compressor, valves, pumps, tanks or compressor.”

“Oil and gas companies have many pressures to adopt stringent emissions requirements. In order to be compliant with those standards, they must keep up to date with testing methods suitable to their local requirements,” he said. “Engineers working on large projects need to look at a significant amount of documentation, specific standards, compliance requirements, regulatory requirements, testing documentation, to mention a few. Those are vital factors, which influence emission requirements. Everybody, from those working in the field, in operation and engineering teams to the office level management, should have a basic understanding of emissions management”.

The course is designed for upstream and midstream engineering professionals and other technical specialists from project planning, operations, and facilities management looking for a generalized outline of emissions testing, standards, equipment and related topics. Technical specialists interested in expanding their understanding of LDAR, EPA, AER and CER requirements and testing procedures, and equipment used in mitigating emissions would also find value in the course.

Different emissions management methods are easy to mention and put on a piece of paper but it is crucial to get personnel trained to understand and apply them to achieve reliable results,” said Khiani. “Moreover, very detailed site-specific data performance of actual field measurement, refined approaches to greater disaggregation of emissions, facilitating better interpretation of the results can allow meaningful intra and international comparisons corresponding to emission rates in other regions. That helps you compare your plant’s regulatory requirement to the current ESG requirements. This is important in achieving proven transparency for specific control measures and understanding the uncertainties is critical to achieving these results.”

Some industry associations such as the American Petroleum Institute have developed comprehensive handbooks for member companies in assessing their emissions. Khiani says the packages contain significant technical information, which the course will help the learner comprehend.

To enhance skills even more, attendees are encouraged to take the Emissions Management: Crude Oil Processing course with Khiani on November 26. This course is specifically for downstream engineering professionals and other technical specialists from project planning, operations, and facilities management looking for a generalized outline of emissions testing, standards, equipment, and related topics. Learners must have a clear understanding of the applicable codes and standards governing emissions testing and management in Alberta and Canada before enrolling.

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