AUTOMATED COMPRESSOR-PACKING SYSTEM MEETS CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS REG

John Lemanski Atlantic Richfield Co. Los Angeles In 1991, Southern California fell under the most stringent fugitive emission regulation in the nation: South Coast Air Quality Management District (Scaqmd) Rule 1173. Under the new rule, 27 reciprocating compressors with a total of 53 cylinders presented a concern for ARCO Products Co.'s Los Angeles refinery. Even under the best conditions, the compressors' existing packing systems could not reliably provide a tight enough seal to meet

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