CEM 2020

CEM 2018 - Abstract

Abstract Title: Results from the development and validation of a new European Standard for measuring fugitive emissions.
Abstract Type: Seminar
Session Choice: Fence line monitoring & measurement of fugitive/diffuse emissions
Presenter Name: Mr Rod Robinson
Co-authors:Dr Fabrizio Innocenti
Company/Organisation: National Physical Laboratory
Country: United Kingdom

Abstract Information :

The measurement of fugitive emissions is becoming increasingly important. European legislation, including the Best Available Technology REFerence (BREF) documents are now including the control of fugitive emissions, and there are new refining rules in the US. It is therefore important that industry has access to validated and standardised methods for determining fugitive emissions.

The European Commission mandated CEN TC 264 to develop a European standard for measuring fugitive emissions. The authors of this paper include the convenor of WG 38 which has developed the draft standard.

This presentation will inform the conference on the recent validation of this standard. The talk will cover:

  • The current status of the European Standardisation activities in CEN TC 264 WG38 which is developing and validating methods for monitoring fugitive emissions.
  • An description of the measurement techniques which are included in the standard, including Optical Gas Imaging, Solar Occultation Flux, Differential Absorption Lidar and reverse dispersion modelling, and an explanation of the roles the different techniques fulfil within the overall framework of the standard.
  • A description and presentation of results from the validation study carried out using NPL's controlled release facility deployed at a decommissioned industrial site. This evaluated the measurement techniques in blind tests against known and controlled emissions sources in a real industrial environment.
  • A description and presentation of results from the validation of the techniques carried out at an operational refinery, assessing the performance of the different techniques.
The talk will present the next steps in the development of the standard and discuss the potential application of the techniques. Potential future developments will be discussed. A short description of other recent validation activities will also be presented.