Fugitive Emissions and Grab Sampling

The complex case of Ethylene Oxide

The primary aim of this document is to discuss the fundamental challenges which manufacturers and chemical plants are presented with when grab sampling EO. We outline some of the processes and systems currently employed in the industry and discuss methods which may offer an alternative to traditional sampling methods. Chemical plants interested in looking at improvements in their sampling process, whether it be for reducing exposure risk, eliminating emissions, getting better quality samples or complying with ever changing federal and state regulations will find it informative. It may be particularly relevant while conducting a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), hazard and operability study (HAZOP) or Safety Audit.