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Littleton, CO, United States, 2010/11/11 - To help oil and gas producers become compliant with EPA's Mandatory Report Rule 40 CFR Part 98 Sub-Part W, E&M Solutions has designed the Gas Volume Recorder, the only plug-and-play solution available.
Anticipating the overwhelming need in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mandatory Report Rule 40 CFR, Part 98, Sub-Part W, E&M Sales (e-msales.com) has designed the only plug-and-play solution available: the Gas Volume Recorder (GVR), which will help oil and gas companies become compliant. “It’s a cost-effective solution that’s easy to install and easy to use,” GVR Product Manager Andy Hawker says. The GVR generated a lot of buzz at the Wyoming Natural Gas Fair in September and the 2010 Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop in November.
“Like it or not, here it comes,” says Harry Maynes, CEO of E&M Sales. “We recently attended the Wyoming Natural Gas Fair in Jackson Hole, and all the seminars were packed—except the one that dealt with the new EPA rule.”
“This is the most important issue facing oil and gas,” agrees Hawker, “but they don’t want to hear it. There seems to be some inverse Field of Dreams thinking here. Instead of ‘If you build it, he will come,’ it’s ‘If we ignore it, it will go away.’”
The new GVR continually monitors this vital data and records it directly into the purpose-built data logger, which stores up to 12 months of data. By using the GVR's weather-proof USB port, producers can easily and quickly transfer the data to a flash drive, and from there to a laptop computer. The data downloads automatically and provides an easy-to-read summary of the volume of gas consumed: Two full days of hourly data plus one partial day; three months of daily data totals; and nine months of monthly totals.
The GVR attaches directly to any natural gas-consuming device and provides the data that allows producers to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions. The GVR instantly delivers the required data on site.
Unlike the program instituted in 1992, the new rule is not voluntary, and implementation is only eight weeks down the road. On January 1, 2011, data gathering must begin on GHG emissions, whether gas and oil companies are ready or not.