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Category Air emissions management

Air Emissions reporting in Western Canada - keeping on top of it all

If you are responsible for air emissions reporting in Canada, you are likely struggling to keep on top of all the regulations and their demands &nd...

Category Water efficiency

Site-wide implications of water disposal and recycling for thermal in-situ oil sands facilities

AER issued Directive 081 “Water Disposal Limits and Reporting Requirements for Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Schemes...

Category Oil sands / heavy oil

Emulsion Heater Treaters - Sizing Methodology

Heater treaters are used to further separate water from crude oil emulsions in cases where this cannot be achieved w...

Category Air emissions management

Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulation, Part 2: Stationary Spark-Ignition Engines

The Government of Canada published the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulation (‘MSAPR’) on June 17, 2016....

Category Natural gas processing

Compressor blowdown calculations: Comparison of HYSYS BLOWDOWN vs the Depressuring Utility


Fluid temperatures can drop significantly during depressurization events and the heat transfer b...



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