Plume-RT

 

 

Plume-RT is the only air quality management solution that uses:

  • on-site meteorology;

  • air quality data;

  • site-specific weather forecasts; and,

  • interfaces with advanced dispersion models;

 

to generate realistic plume path predictions in real-time. 

Plume-RT helps decision-makers, field operators, and regulators manage and mitigate risks associated with planned and accidental release events.

Contact us for a no-obligation assessment on how we can help.

Sour Gas Flaring

 

Plume-RT has been successfully used for flaring applications in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada to:

 

 

  • manage sour gas flaring activities in flat and complex terrain;

  • provide more favourable flaring windows by reducing shut-in periods;

  • reduce fuel gas usage;

  • select representative locations for permanent and mobile SO2 monitor placement;

  • manage odour complaints;

  • evaluate cumulative effects from multiple SO2 sources;

  • predict ground-level SO2 concentrations from pipeline blowdowns;

  • model additional scenarios (i.e., release rates and H2S concentrations); and,

  • show the transient nature of SO2 dispersion (varied locations, not persistent). 

Facility Emissions

 

Plume-RT is the top choice for facility operators who want to understand their facilities' impacts on air quality. By offering a diverse suite of air quality tools, Plume-RT is the top choice among emissions management and optimization solutions that model and monitor air quality data in real-time. 

 

It interfaces with advanced dispersion modelling techniques, emission scenarios, historical meteorological data sets, weather forecasts, and up-to-date air quality data. Whether it's modelling emissions for facility optimization or green house gas reduction programs, providing air quality predictions, or even monitoring local air quality, Plume-RT provides all the necessary tools in one easy-to-use interface.

 

Benefits for a facility include:

 

  • assistance with emissions/production optimization programs;

  • odour tracking and management;

  • improved incident planning and exercises;

  • improved regulatory reporting;

  • evaluation of cumulative effects from multiple sources;

  • evaluation of plant upsets and emergencies;

  • air quality predictions during facility startup; and,

  • easy to generate air quality graphs.

Emergency Response

 

Any release of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) into the atmosphere is an emergency. Operators who take advantage of Plume-RT are able to utilize emergency resources efficiently and ensure safety of employees, emergency responders and the surrounding community with high levels of confidence. 

 

Plume-RT advantages include

  • providing automatic plume predictions (H2S, SO2) for multiple release rates, weather conditions and ignition times;

  • displaying plume predictions overlaid on ERCB Directive 71 Planning Zones;

  • modelling results that are available every 15 minutes and can forecast up to 48-hours in advance;

  • support for on-demand, customizable scenario modelling;

  • interfaces with regulatory-approved CALMET/CALPUFF and SLAB dispersion models;

  • providing modelling results quickly and remotely to assist emergency responders;

  • providing site-specific weather forecasts;

  • integrating communications with numerous air quality monitoring companies;

  • the ability to direct mobile air quality monitoring equipment; and,

  • the ability to simulate and test Emergency Response Plans (i.e. table top exercises).
Visibility From Fires

 

Plume-RT's advanced suite of air quality modelling and monitoring tools are well suited to predicting smoke and visibility impacts from large, controlled burns. Whether the emissions are from a controlled forest fire or a crop burn, Plume-RT can provide smoke and visibility forecasts to aid the decision-making process prior to the start of a burn.

 

Benefits for controlled burns include:

  • smoke/visibility prediction and tracking;

  • easy to generate air quality graphs; and,

  • facilitates go/no-go decisions.