MEASUREMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF FUGITIVE VOC EMISSIONS

1° “fugitive emission”: emission of volatile organic compounds (excluding methane) as a result of losses through leaks in systems and pipes (pipe components);

2° “systems”: all components of an establishment (including peripheral equipment in storage and transshipment installations) which can give rise to fugitive emissions. This shall include:

a)

spindle insets on shut-off and regulation devices;

b)

safety valves whose run-off is not connected to a collection or processing unit;

c)

open - ends;

d)

pumps, compressors and mixing gear (shaft seals);

e)

flanges and other connectors (including flanges and other connectors on valves, pumps, compressors, and mixing gear);

f)

sampling points;

3° “measurement block”: a collection of systems which occur in a clearly demarcated area of the establishment, such as a production unit, a product flow, a tank farm, etc.;

4° "measurement value": the result obtained when measuring a system according to the measurement method in Chapter II of Appendix 4.4.6;

5° “registration criterion”: concentration at which the system is recorded in the inventory; the registration criterion is based on the limit of determination, i.e., if the measurement value exceeds a concentration of 9 ppm;

6° “leaking system”:

a)

for systems that come into contact with product type 1: a system of which the measurement value exceeds a concentration of 500 ppm;

b)

for systems that come into contact with product type 2: a system of which the measurement value exceeds a concentration of 1,000 ppm;

7° “repair criterion”: the measurement value at which the system is in need of repair or replacement;

8° "product type 1":  product containing an average concentration of 5 or more weighted percent of substances to which one or more of the danger statements H340, H350, H350i, H360D or H360F have been assigned in accordance with the CLP Regulation;

9° "product type 2":  product containing an average concentration of less than 5 weighted percent of substances to which one or more of the H340, H350, H350i, H360D or H360F danger statements are assigned in accordance with the CLP Regulation;

10° “sample survey”: percentage of the total number of systems to be measured at least once a year;

11° "initial sample survey": sample survey to be implemented at the start of the measurement and management programme as stipulated in Chapter III of Appendix 4.4.6 of this Order;

12° "modified sample survey": sample survey which is modified on the basis of the number of leaking systems in a previous sample survey as stipulated in Chapter III of Appendix 4.4.6 of this Order.