Draft Details

Review start date:Nov 8, 2019
Review end date:Jan 8, 2020
Contact email:tarsem.suri(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope

1.1 Compressor types

This Standard applies to vent gas from reciprocating compressor rod packings and centrifugal compressor seals including any auxiliary and support systems that are required for proper operation of the packing or sealing system.  

The procedures considered in this Standard include vent gas line tracing and alternate flow path identification, minimizing backpressure, vent gas loss management, measurement procedures, calculations, and data recording.

1.2 Exclusions

This Standard does not apply to:

       non-routine venting (e.g. compressor casing blowdown vents, engine starter vents);

fugitive emission management programs;


       measurement devices that do not internally admit the entire vent gas flow volume in order to take a measurement (i.e. remote sensing technologies);

quantification of unburnt hydrocarbon or methane emissions in combustion devices such as flares, engines or boilers; and

area based sources of volatile organic compounds or methane emission such as landfills, sewage treatment facilities, ponds, tailings ponds, coal and oil sands open mine face emissions and underground coal mine emissions. 

1.3 Gauge pressure

All references to "kPa" throughout this Standard are to be considered gauge pressures unless otherwise specified.

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