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Monsanto

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Leak Detection & Repair

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: VOC Emissions

Location: Alvin TX

No. of employees: 700

Contact: Michael Cano

Phone: (713) 393-4391



Description:

Monsanto has instituted a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program to monitor and repair over 15,000 valves and flanges. The acceptable leak rate was reduced from 10,000 ppmv to 500 ppmv.

Environmental Benefits:

The LDAR system has reduced emissions of VOCs by almost 300,000 pounds a year.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The reduced emissions result in reduced losses of products and raw materials. The program itself costs approximately $150,000 a year to implement.

Source: TCEQ



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