09:06 02 Mar 24
I-DEV0471: Request for deviation from the monitoring methodology regarding the use of DCS for monitoring of QRFG (Quantity of flare gas recovered)
|TÜV NORD (14 Mar 2012)
|1597: Flare Gas Recovery system (FGRS) at Barauni Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation Limited
|Selected monitoring period
|04 May 2009 - 04 Oct 2010
|Title/subject of deviation
|Request for deviation from the monitoring methodology regarding the use of DCS for monitoring of QRFG (Quantity of flare gas recovered)
The deviation is requested regarding the monitoring of Quantity of flare gas recovered (QRFG).
As per section B.7.1 of registered PDD Monitoring Plan, QRFG (Quantity of flare gas recovered) was supposed to be continuously measured by calibrated flow meter with an integrator/ totaliser and available in the DCS. At the project site continuous monitoring of QRFG is through the flowmeter which is in line with the registered monitoring plan. However, due to memory constraint in the DCS, the recording of the data measured through flow meter could not be stored for more than one day in the DCS and hence the records are maintained in the form of log book.
The QRFG is being measured only by the flowmeter & measured data was recorded in the log books at the project site. This measured data was not being recorded in the DCS for the current monitoring period (04/05/2009 to 04/10/2010) which is under verification. The issue was raised to the project proponent. In response, project proponent confirmed to rectify the same in July 2011. The DCS will start recording of the quantity of flare gas recovered from 01/08/2011 as committed by the projct proponent. The recorded data will be stored in DCS for four days and would be fetched through the online RTDBMS (Refinery data base management system). From the RTDBMS hourly data can be checked for any given day. The same will be checked during next verification audit.
It is noted that the recording mechanism for the measured data was done manually instead of DCS system. The flowmeter is calibrated once in six months and records are maintained. Thus non existence of DCS system had no impact on the emission reductions for the deviation period.
Therefore it is requested that the EB allows the project activity deviation of non installation of DCS for monitoring of Quantity of flare gas (QRFG) for the period from 04/05/2009 to 31/07/2011.
During the on-site visit by the verification team it was observed that the parameter QRFG (Quantity of flare gas recovered) was being measured only by the flowmeter and the data for the same is being recorded in logbooks. However, the archiving of the recorded data was not observed in the DCS and the same is in contradiction to the registered PDD which requires the data to be available in the DCS. The PP does have the provision of the DCS system to record the parameters QRFG. The quantity of flare gas recovered is now being stored in DCS (for four days) and archieved through RTDBMS which complies with requirements of the registered PDD. Hence the deviation is applicable for the current monitoring period i.e. from 04/05/2009 to 04/10/2010. The PP has started archiving the data through RTDBMS in the DCS from 01/08/2011. Therefore, a deviation for the period 05/10/2010 to 31/07/2011 is also applicable.
There is no design change from the project activity described in the registered PDD and monitoring from 01/08/2011 is being done as per the registered PDD and, hence, a revision in the monitoring plan is not required.
A devation is, therefore, requested for the period from 04/05/2009 to 31/07/2011.
The deviation does not have any impact on the estimation of the emission reductions for the project activity. The deviation is with reference to the archiving of the data for the parameter QRFG, measured by the flow meter, in the logbooks through DCS. The verification team observed during the site visit that the data is continuously measured by calibrated flow meter and hence there is no ambiguity over the data recorded in the logbooks. The log book records are duly checked and found appropriately maintained. The only contradiction is the method of archiving of data for which the deviation is sought. The devation is requested for the period from 04/05/2009 to 31/07/2011.
|1597 F-CDM-DEV-ISS (97 KB)
|Link to the documentation made available at validation stage or monitoring report
|Link to relevant documentation
|Signed form (1779 KB)
This request for deviation has been accepted.
The Chairs have accepted the proposed request for deviation to the monitoring and reporting process for the first and subsequent monitoring period(s), specifically from 4 May 2009 to 31 July 2011.
|16 May 2012 - Deviation accepted
14 Mar 2012 -
11 Apr 2012 - Successfully passed the Completeness Check
02 May 2012 - Awaiting EB decision