- Repeated incidents of H2S in asphalt loading
- Potential significant risk to personnel
- Possible significant fines and penalties for not meeting federal regulations
- Mitigate hydrogen sulfide release to meet regulatory requirements
- Saved refinery $400,000 USD
- Reduced hazards caused by H2S exposure
- Enabled customer to satisfy regulatory guidelines
While loading asphalt, a refiner was repeatedly confronted with high hydrogen sulfide (H2S) concentrations that exceeded the recommended exposure limit of 10 ppm, set by the National Institute or Occupational Safety and Heath (NIOSH).
In an effort to safeguard their employees and avoid costly fines and penalties, the refiner asked Baker Hughes to develop an H2S regeneration mitigation program that met regulatory guidelines and minimized exposure risks.
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