Draft Regulation on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency

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Draft Regulation on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency

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Draft Regulation on Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency for the Petrochemical Industry

1. The energy users applicable to this regulation shall mean any entity that has completed the company registration or business registration according to the law and conducts in the business sector of the petrochemical material manufacturing, synthetic resin, plastic and rubber manufacturing, and synthetic fibers manufacturing.

2. The terms in this regulation shall be defined as follows:

2.1 Total Nominal Amount of Combustion: The sum of the low heating value of the maximum fuel usage in all burners in the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater, but does not include the low heating value of the fuel used in the burner that used only for the purpose of ignition.

2.2 Fired Heater: The equipment that has two types of sections, which are the convection section and the radiant section; and that uses the burning of fuel to release heat to increase the temperature of the liquid or gas raw material inside the furnace tube; and whose Total Nominal Amount of Combustion exceeds four million kilocalories per hour.

2.3 Cracking Furnace: The equipment that has two types of sections, the convection section and the radiant section; and that uses the burning of fuel to release heat to increase the temperature of the liquid or gas raw material inside the furnace tube and to generate cracking reaction; and whose Total Nominal Amount of Combustion exceeds four million kilocalories per hour.

2.4 Thermal Fluid Heater: A heater that uses gas phase or liquid phase of organic heating medium as working fluid and whose Total Nominal Amount of Combustion exceeds two million kilocalories per hour.

2.5 Existing Equipment: A Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater that meets one of the following conditions:

2.5.1 Installed before the regulation is in force.

2.5.2 Purchased before the regulation is in force but the equipment has not been completely installed on the effective day. The energy users should provide the supporting procurement contracts to prove it.

2.6 Newly-Installed Equipment: A Fired Heater, Cracking Furnaces or Thermal Fluid Heater other than the Existing Equipment.

2.7 Diameter of Exhaust Duct: Inside diameter or inside equivalent diameter that meets the following conditions:

2.7.1 It means the inside diameter if the exhaust duct is a round pipe.

2.7.2 It means the inside equivalent diameter if the exhaust duct is not a round pipe. It is equal to four times of the cross-sectional area of the inside of the duct divided by the circumference of the cross-sectional area of the inside of the duct.

2.8 Exhaust Gas Temperature: Reading of the exhaust gas temperature measured in the following monitoring points:

2.8.1

For the Fired Heater or Cracking Furnace without any heat recovery unit installed at the exhaust gas outlet, the monitoring point located at the place
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that is within a certain distance from the exhaust gas outlet of the convection section of the Fired Heater or Cracking Furnace where such distance should be within the length of five times of the duct Diameter (shown as Figure 1).
2.8.2 For the Fired Heater or Cracking Furnace with heat recovery unit installed at the exhaust gas outlet, the monitoring point located at the place that is within a certain distance from the exhaust gas outlet of the last heat recovery unit. The distance should be within the length of five times of the duct diameter starting from the convergent exit of the last heat recovery unit that connects the duct (shown as Figure 2).
2.8.3 For the Thermal Fluid Heater without any heat recovery unit installed at the exhaust gas outlet, the monitoring point located at the place that is within a certain distance from the exhaust gas outlet of the Thermal Fluid Heater where such distance should be within the length of five times of the duct diameter (shown as Figure 3).
2.8.4 For the Thermal Fluid Heater with heat recovery unit installed at the exhaust gas outlet, the monitoring point located at the place that is within a certain distance from the exhaust gas outlet of the last heat recovery unit where such distance should be within the length of five times of the duct diameter (shown as Figure 4).
2.9 Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen: Reading of the exhaust gas concentration of oxygen measured in the following monitoring points:
2.9.1 Located at the convection section or the inside of the exhaust duct of the Fire Heater or Cracking Furnace.
2.9.2 Located at the exhaust gas outlet of the Thermal Fluid Heater.
2.10 Normal Operating Period: During the time period from the discharge, the completion of the manufacture of qualified products by the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater, to the cease of the feed.
2.11 Continuously Monitor: During the Normal Operation Period, to record the monitored reading at least once every fifteen minutes.
2.12 Monthly Average: Arithmetic average of the readings monitored during the Normal Operating Period from 0:00 of the first day of the month to 24:00 of the last day of the same month.
2.13 Annual Average: Arithmetic average of the Monthly Average readings of each month in such year.
2.14 Co-firing: Use of two or more kinds of liquid, gas or solid fuels at the same time in the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater.
2.15 Equipment Utilization Rate: Heat load rate of the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater. The calculating formula is as follows: ∑𝑛𝑖=1 𝑄𝑖𝐻𝑖 Equipment Utilization Rate = 𝑅 × 100%
where n: the number of types of fuels used;
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Qi: The feeding rate of the i-th type of fuel. (unit: cubic meter/hour for gas fuel, litre/hour for liquid fuel, and kilogram/hour for solid fuel:);
Hi: The low heating value of the i-th type of fuel (unit: kilocalorie/cubic meter for gas fuel, kilocalorie/litre for liquid fuel, and kilocalorie/kilogram for solid fuel);
R: Total Nominal Amount of Combustion (unit: kilocalorie/hour).
2.16 Daily Average Equipment Utilization Rate: Arithmetic average of Equipment Utilization Rate shall be calculated every hour from 0:00 to 24:00 of the same day during the Normal Operating Period.
3. Starting from January 1, 2015, when using the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or the Thermal Fluid Heater, the energy users shall comply with the following provisions:
3.1 The upper limit of the Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the upper limit of the Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace and Thermal Fluid Heater shall comply with the values listed in Table 1, 2 and 3. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event there is Co-firing in the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater, the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature should comply with the limit of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the fuel that has the higher total heating value.
3.2 Continuously Monitor and record the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of Fired Heater and Cracking Furnace. The record shall include dates, time, the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature.
3.3 Continuously Monitor and record the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Thermal Fluid Heater. The record should include dates, time, and the Exhaust Gas Temperature.
3.4 Monitor and record the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen of the Thermal Fluid Heater at least once a week. The record should include dates, time, and the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen.
3.5 The oxygen analyzer and thermometer should be calibrated according to the following provisions:
3.5.1 The tolerance of the oxygen analyzer shall be less than 0.1 percent oxygen by volume; the tolerance of the thermometer shall be less than 1% of the reading value.
3.5.2 Calibration shall be accomplished by the energy user itself or by laboratory which is entrusted by the energy user at least once every year.
3.5.3 If the calibration is accomplished by an entrusted laboratory, the laboratory should be certified by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation; when the calibration is accomplished by the energy user, the following documents must be submitted for inspection:
3.5.3.1 The calibration report of the standard equipment used for comparison; and the energy user shall also accomplish the calibration of the standard equipment used for comparison during the period of validity of the calibration report of
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the standard equipment used for comparison. Furthermore, the laboratory that issues the report has to be certified by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation. 3.5.3.2 The oxygen concentration report of the standard reference gas issued by a laboratory that is certified by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation. 3.6 When there are any malfunctions on the oxygen analyzer or the thermometer, the examination and repair have to be completed within two months since the next day of malfunction took place. 3.7 Upload the Total Nominal Amount of Combustion, types of fuel, the annual fuel consumption, Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Temperature and Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen (the format as shown in Table 4) to the designated website (http://eei.itri.org.tw/) and prepare the monthly monitor value trend chart for inspection by the end of March every year. 3.8 Reserve the records of the related calibration, recording and calculations for at least five years. 4. When the energy user uses the Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater in one of the following circumstances that results in the non-compliance with the provisions regarding the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature, the energy user then does not have to follow Item 3 of this Regulation after it has submitted the relevant supporting documents to the central competent authority and obtained the approval from the central competent authority: 4.1 The specification of the product or the manufacturing process is special and there are special needs on the Exhaust Gas Temperature or Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen. 4.2 The Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace or Thermal Fluid Heater that is operated in a batch production process. 4.3 The Daily Average Equipment Utilization Rate of the Fired Heater or Cracking Furnace is lower than 70%. 4.4 The Daily Average Equipment Utilization Rate of the Thermal Fluid Heater is lower than 50%. 4.5 Testing operation of a Newly-Installed Equipment, or an Existing Equipment under modification or maintenance. 4.6 There is a clear difficulty in installing any heat recovery unit due to the space or legal limitations. 5. This regulation shall come into force upon promulgation.
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Figure 1 The monitoring point of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Fired Heater or Cracking Furnace (without any heat recovery unit installed)
Figure 2 The monitoring point of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Fired Heater or Cracking Furnace (with heat recovery unit installed)
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Figure 3 The monitoring point of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Thermal Fluid Heater (without any heat recovery unit installed)
Figure 4 The monitoring point of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Thermal Fluid Heater (with heat recovery unit installed)
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Table 1 The upper limit of the Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Fired Heater

Equipment /Fuel
Upper limit
Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen (%)

Existing Equipment Newly-Installed Equipment Gas fuel Liquid fuel Gas fuel Liquid fuel

3.5

4.2

2.8

3.3

Exhaust Gas Temperature (°C)

180

200

160

180

Table 2 The upper limit of the Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Cracking Furnace

Equipment /Fuel
Upper limit
Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen (%)

Existing Equipment Newly-Installed Equipment Gas fuel Liquid fuel Gas fuel Liquid fuel

3.5

4.2

2.8

3.3

Exhaust Gas Temperature (°C)

180

200

160

180

Table 3 The upper limit of the Annual Average of the Exhaust Gas Concentration of Oxygen and the Exhaust Gas Temperature of the Thermal Fluid Heater

Equipment /Fuel
Upper limit

Existing Equipment

Gas fuel

Liquid fuel Solid fuel (Coal)

Newly-Installed Equipment

Gas fuel

Liquid fuel

Solid fuel (Coal)

Exhaust Gas

Concentration of

5.2

5.7

7.2

4.7

5.1

6.5

Oxygen (%)

ETexmhapuesrtaGtuares (°C) 220 250 250 200 230 230

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Table 4 The application form of the usage of Fired Heater, Cracking Furnace and Thermal Fluid Heater by energy user

Name of the energy user: (company/factory)

Type of Equipment (check one):□ Fired Heater □Cracking Furnace □Thermal Fluid Heater

Application Year: (the recording time starts from January 1 to December 31 of the application year)

Total
Equipment Nominal number Amount of
Combustion Type (kcal/hr)

Fuel used

Annual fuel

Lower calorific consumption

Fuel

value

Annual Average of Exhaust Gas Temperature (°C)

Annual Average of

Exhaust Gas

Explain the reasons and the responses, if

Concentration of Oxygen there is any abnormal situation.

(%)

Gas

kcal/m3

m3

Liquid
Solid (Coal)
Gas

kcal/L

kL

kcal/kg

kg

kcal/m3

m3

Liquid

kcal/L

kL

Solid (Coal)

kcal/kg

kg

Prepared by: ______________ Title: ______________ Tel: __________ Supervisor: ______________ Title: ______________ Tel: __________

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