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ABB Provides Solutions Meeting TCEQ Requirements for Monitoring Cooling Towers and Flares for HRVOC

September 282004
Houston, TX, September 28, 2004 ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is committed to meet the requirements established by The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) affecting an eight county area around Houston, Texas, for Monitoring Cooling Towers and Flares for Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOC).

The final rule covers emission sources and focuses on "Highly Reactive VOCs:" 1,3-butadiene, butenes, ethylene, propylene (in Harris county), and ethylene, propylene in all the other counties. Additionally, the BTU content of flare streams must be monitored to assure the BTU is greater than 300 BTU/SCF.

ABB's Analytical and Advanced Solutions stands ready to help you meet these regulations with the most versatile and complete solutions available. ABB Systems Integration (formerly ABB Pastech) provides integrated solutions ready to "drop in place" at your facility to meet the current regulations.

Whether you select our low cost, standardized or customized solution to meet your specifications, including analyzers from any manufacturer, this approach allows ABB to be the most cost efficient and high quality provider in the industry that can satisfy your HRVOC monitoring requirements.

ABB provides analyzers as part of an ABB Systems Integration project, or as part of another Systems Integration suppliers package, based upon our proven Process Gas Chromatograph, the PGC2000. Its sensitivity and reliability make the PGC2000 technology the perfect match for this difficult analytical task, providing the accuracy required for very low-level measurements without sacrificing the rugged durability of a proven Process Gas Chromatograph.

ABB is committed to allocating production capacity to assist industry in their commitment to good environmental citizenship. Early inquiries and orders, as well as flexible specifications, will help your industry meet this mandate.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 105,000 people.

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