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Enhancing Environmental Compliance: Introducing VisionAery's Flare Monitoring Solution

In today's world, environmental responsibility is a top priority for industries across the board. One sector that is particularly under scrutiny is energy, especially when it comes to the practice of flaring. Enter VisionAery's revolutionary Flare Monitoring Solution—an advanced computer vision and AI analytic designed to help companies stay compliant with regulations and mitigate environmental impact.

Understanding the Importance of Flare Monitoring

Flaring, the controlled burning of excess gases during industrial processes, has long been a topic of concern due to its environmental consequences. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 22 regulations aim to reduce flaring and its associated emissions. Companies are required to report their flaring activities according to these regulations. This is where VisionAery's Flare Monitoring Solution comes into play, offering a powerful tool for monitoring and reporting.

The Power of AI and Computer Vision

At the heart of VisionAery's Flare Monitoring Solution lies cutting-edge AI and computer vision technology. This solution is adaptable, capable of running either at the edge or in the cloud, making it flexible and compatible with various infrastructures. What sets this solution apart is its programmability—end users have the ability to fine-tune and customize the system according to their specific needs.

Alerts for Black Smoke Presence

One of the key features of the Flare Monitoring Solution is its ability to detect the presence of black smoke during flaring operations. Black smoke is a clear indication of incomplete combustion and is a significant concern in terms of environmental impact and compliance. By measuring the size of the smoke, the size of the flare, the opacity of the smoke, and the average color of the flare, the solution can trigger alerts when black smoke is detected.

Smart Timers and Operational Optimization

Beyond black smoke detection, the solution offers an ingenious feature known as "smart timers." Companies can set smart timers to alert them if flaring exceeds a certain duration within a specified sliding window of observation. For example, if a flare has been emitting smoke for more than 6 minutes within a 2-hour window, an alert will be triggered. This empowers companies to prioritize response actions based on the severity and duration of smoke emissions.

Automated Mitigation and EPA Approval

VisionAery's Flare Monitoring Solution takes environmental responsibility to the next level by enabling companies to automate the mitigation process. The opacity data of the smoke is utilized to automatically control oxygen injection into flare stacks. This automated process ensures that black smoke emissions are mitigated promptly and efficiently. What's more, VisionAery is actively working towards obtaining EPA approval to automate Method 22 reporting—a significant leap towards streamlined environmental compliance.

Seamless Integration and Reporting

This adaptable solution seamlessly integrates with pre-existing camera equipment, minimizing the need for extensive hardware upgrades. The system collects data from the flare analytic and combines it with weather data, including wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, and sky condition. This comprehensive data is then used to calculate emissions over a 15-minute window, generate automated PDF reports, and send them directly to environmental compliance teams.

In conclusion, VisionAery's Flare Monitoring Solution isn't just about technology—it's about making a real difference in environmental compliance and sustainability. By leveraging AI, computer vision, and automation, this solution empowers companies to monitor, mitigate, and report flaring activities with precision. As industries strive to align with stringent regulations and environmental consciousness, VisionAery is leading the way with innovative solutions that transform responsible practices into tangible actions.

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