April 2019

The Process Ecology Newsletter includes updates and news relevant to the energy industry regarding updates for air emissions, technical information related to process simulation as well as case studies and best practices in process engineering. 

This Issue
  • Compressor blowdown calculations: Comparison of HYSYS BLOWDOWN vs the Depressuring Utility 
  • Process Ecology and SAIT Partnership
  • Training, News, and Events

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

Fluid temperatures can drop significantly during depressurization events and the heat transfer between the fluid and the vessel wall cause a reduction in the temperature of the material, which can lead to fracture if the low temperature observed falls below the minimum design metal temperature of the material. It is therefore important to accurately calculate these temperatures in order to select proper materials of construction. Read More.

InsituSIM Wins at SAIT

Process Ecology's Alberto Alva-Argaez acted as an advisor for a capstone project for two students at SAIT's Energy Asset Management program. The team evaluated the use of membranes in oil sands in-situ facilities using InsituSIM and the project won first place in the program's pitch competition!
 InsituSIM was developed by Process Ecology in partnership with COSIA and we are excited to see the program being used successfully!

 Process Ecology is excited to be presenting at AspenTech's Optimize 2019 on May 13-16, 2019. Mo Abouellhassan will deliver the presentation "RIP Unbalanced Heat Method (UBHM) - Dynamic Simulation is the new standard," and Process Ecology will present the poster "Comparison of HYSYS BLOWDOWN vs. the Depressuring Utility."
Process Ecology can help take the stress out of your NPRI and greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements. We will work with you to efficiently gather the required field data, estimate corresponding air emissions, and submit the information as required. E-mail or call us (403-313-8931) if you would like more information.

Do you need help with MSAPR compliance?
Process Ecology can help you achieve compliance with MSAPR:
  • Compliance Awareness Training - We provide awareness training to company personnel who will be involved with planning and implementing the MSAPR requirements.
  • Engine Registry - We assist companies to compile and submit initial engine registrations and annual registry updates to ECCC (e.g. for new engines installed, engines acquired or sold, changes to engine status). We can also review and advise on your current engine registry submission.
  • Optimize Application of Emissions Limits and Minimize Emissions Testing - Process Ecology can assess the company's engien inventory and make compliance recommendations. 
  • Annual Compliance Reports - We can help companies compile and submit annual compliance reports to ECCC, as required by MSAPR Schedule 10.
  • Regulation Advisory - We can provide information on other aspects of MSAPR, and updates as issued by ECCC.
Contact us if you would like assistance with MSAPR compliance.

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