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SETTING THE BAR (HIGH) IN THE VRU INDUSTRY

In this ever-changing Oil & Gas industry, innovations in technology and design on OTA’s VRU selections are continuously evolving. With our VRU fleets evolving in a technical aspect, there are more affordable & easier ways to obtain your data that your VRU is obtaining in real time. Our line of VRU’s can operate with both [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Vapor Recovery, Wellhead Compression|Tags: , |Comments Off on SETTING THE BAR (HIGH) IN THE VRU INDUSTRY

Pre-Test Inspections – Direct Measurement Testing

Are you up to date with the current EPA Quad O regulations? Have you tested your production tank batteries for flash gas to determine whether you are “in or out?” If not, allow OTA Compression to assist you with testing and site preparation. Pre-test inspections are very important, especially when the site is outdated and [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: Compliance, OTA Service, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pre-Test Inspections – Direct Measurement Testing

Rules Changing Making it Hard for Operators to Keep Up

As rules change throughout the years, operators have a difficult time keeping up. In lieu with that comes enforcement. You might recall those TCEQ contracted helicopters that fly over production sites taking readings from emission plumes, as part of the state’s research. Recently, the TCEQ has purchased their own (red) helicopter to conduct similar surveys. [...]

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Industry News, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , |Comments Off on Rules Changing Making it Hard for Operators to Keep Up

Reducing RVP with the VRT-MAX

A major concern among oil producers today is maintaining their crude oil Reid vapor pressure (RVP) at transportable safe levels. 10 psia RVP or less is a common threshold that midstream and tankers set to protect their equipment and personnel. There are two major safety issues related to high RVP. The first is vapor pressure, [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Compliance, Material Standards, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reducing RVP with the VRT-MAX

Pre-Site Inspection – Flash Gas Emission Testing

Have you had your production tank batteries tested to make sure you are in compliance and up to date with the EPA’s Quad O regulations? If not, let OTA Compression help you out with testing. One method (the most accurate) that we utilize is called, “Direct Measurements.” The tank battery and auxiliaries (i.e. thief hatches, [...]

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Compliance, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pre-Site Inspection – Flash Gas Emission Testing

Solutions to VRU Downtime

Congratulations, you have already invested in the best vapor recovery unit on the market which will keep you in compliance with the rules and regulations of TCEQ. Now, I am positive you are wanting to verify that it runs effectively to capture the most vapor possible to capitalize on those emissions and remains in compliance. [...]

By |December 16th, 2014|Categories: Compliance, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , |Comments Off on Solutions to VRU Downtime

The Eagle Ford Shale Play – Facts, Figues and History

The Eagle Ford shale play is named for the town of Eagle Ford, Texas and it is approximately 6 miles west of Dallas, Texas. This shale is unique due to its capability of producing both gas and more oil than other traditional shale plays. The play trends across Texas from the Mexican border up into [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|Categories: OTA Service|Tags: |Comments Off on The Eagle Ford Shale Play – Facts, Figues and History

Operational and Compliance Benefits of a Backup Combustor or VRU

With the regulations and requirements constantly changing, it is important to stay up to date with the latest rules to be in compliance. Have you considered adding a backup Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU) or Vapor Combustion Unit (VCU) to your facility? If not, take a look at some of the regulations and reasons this may [...]

By |October 10th, 2014|Categories: Compliance, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , |Comments Off on Operational and Compliance Benefits of a Backup Combustor or VRU

The “How To” Properly Plumb Vapor Recovery Units

If you had a nickel for every time a vapor recovery unit did not work because it was incorrectly plumbed in, you would have…well, a pile of nickels I bet. The proper way to plumb a VRU or combustor is to follow one of the diagrams below. The first diagram shows the proper way when [...]

By |August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Air Quality, Compliance, Vapor Recovery|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The “How To” Properly Plumb Vapor Recovery Units