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Eagle Rock Energy

Year Submitted: 2008

Process: Process Control

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Propane

Location: Pampa TX

Contact: Billie D Gilles

Phone: 806 664 0465


We have plunger pumps under the monthly monitoring program with a leak detection of 10,000 ppm. Every minth they were tagged for exceeding the limit. Estimate average readings of 80,000ppm.

P2 Application:

We installed the patent-pending Bio Filter System prototype in February of 2005. This system was used as a test bed for later generations of filters. On January 23, 2006 we replaced the prototype biofilter with an upgrade G-3 model that introduced a wet filter media into the syustem, and a transparent cover over the plunger cradle area so that any liquid leaks from the drain system could be seen. It has been in service since that time without a failure, and performance has been improved drastically, with method 21 readings on the average of 103 ppm from around the breather area and 2 ppm from the drain pipe. This new technology was developed by center line machine. We were glad to work with them on this project.The plunger pumps are A-3 aplex and were not designed to stop vapors, our mechanics were getting very frustrated every month, when the inspectors monitored the pumps and continually said they were leaking, when no apparent drips or liquid were present. This simple and cost effective solution has solved the problem. We highly recommend installing these patent-pending bio filter systems to anyone who has equipment that falls under KKK or VV monitoring programs. They will save you time and money.

  • Comments: down time for maintenance, 4,800 hrs, reduced regulatory requirements, 5-10 hrs per month

Details of Reductions

Source: TCEQ

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