North Shore is proud to offer a wide range of field services related to emissions and operational compliance, including, but not limited to:
- Methane Reduction Services
- Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR)
- Operational Compliance Audits
Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure the services we provide our clients is second to none. North Shore utilizes a FLIR® GF320 Thermal Measurement Gas Detection Camera to identify fugitive emissions – a camera so powerful that purchasing one requires approval from the US Government.
To learn more details about our emissions and operational compliance field services, click on one of the categories below
Methane Reduction Services
North Shore is proud to offer a wide range of methane reduction services, from fugitive emission management plan (FEMP) development to field level emission surveys. North Shore has international experience in providing the following services to a wide range of industry sectors:
- Fugitive Emission Detection, Quantification, and Management
- Fugitive Emission Management Plan (FEMP)
- Methane Reduction Retrofit Compliance Plan (MRRCP) Development and Management
- Annual Methane Reporting
- Compressor Seal Testing
- Surface Casing Vent Testing
Our team uses the latest in optical infrared detection technology and a variety of quantification methods to accurately identify, measure, and track fugitive emissions. The methods and technology used by North Shore can be used to determine cost-effective control opportunities, as well as target leaks with the highest emission rates to maximize the reduction of environmental impacts. This allows companies to realize the value in proactive leak management, while also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
Our state-of-the-art equipment includes a FLIR® GF320 Temperature Measurement Gas Detection Camera, a Hi-Flow Sampler for Leak Quantification, Organic Vapour Detectors, VPAC Acoustic Leak Detector for Closed Systems, Ultrasonic Metering, Vane Anemometers, and other meters.
Multi-sector Air Pollutants Regulations
The Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR), formerly the Base Level Industrial Emission Requirements (BLIERs), were implemented in June 2016 by Environment Canada to set air pollution emission standards across Canada for various industrial sectors.
The regulations limit nitrogen oxides (NOx) from heaters and boilers with a power rating greater than 10.5 GJ/hour (Part 1) and from natural gas spark-ignited stationary engines with a power rating greater than 250 kW (Part 2).
Part 1 – Heaters and Boilers: Applicable to new and existing boilers and heaters, with a power rating greater than 10.5 GJ/hour, that burn gaseous fossil fuels, such as natural gas, at facilities in eleven industrial sectors (including the oil and gas sector). Registration, ongoing emission testing, and reporting are required.
Part 2 – Stationary Engines: Applicable to new and existing stationary engines at facilities in the oil and gas sector with a power rating greater than 250 kW. Engine registration, ongoing emission testing, fleet management and reporting is required.
North Shore can work with you to ensure your organization is compliant with the latest MSAPR requirements.
See our most recent blog post for more information – MSAPR: Part 2 – Engine NOx Limits are in Force in 2021
North Shore utilizes our regulatory expertise to provide thorough environmental and regulatory auditing programs. We can also provide auditing program design, support, and implementation to help manage potential environmental and regulatory liabilities. Our auditing programs include but are not limited to:
- IOGC Environmental Audits
- ISO 14001 Environmental Auditing
- Sub-Surface Contamination Audits
- Reclamation Inspection Audits
- Regulatory Compliance Audits