SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 4351 - BOILERS, STEAM GENERATORS, AND PROCESS HEATERS - REASONABLY AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
(Adopted October 20, 1994; Amended March 16, 1995; Amended October 19, 1995)

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to limit emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from boilers, steam generators, and process heaters to levels consistent with reasonably available control technology (RACT).

2.0 Applicability

This rule applies to any boiler, steam generator or process heater, with a rated heat input greater than 5 million Btu per hour that is fired with gaseous and/or liquid fuels, and is included in a major NOx source. This rule does not apply to any unit located west of Interstate Highway 5 located in Fresno, Kern, or Kings county.

3.0 Definitions

4.0 Exemptions

5.0 Requirements

NOx and carbon monoxide (CO) emission limits in ppmv are referenced at dry gas conditions, adjusted to 3.00 percent by volume stack gas oxygen in accordance with Section 8.0, and averaged over 60 minutes. A violation of the emission limits as measured by the test methods listed in Section 6.2 will constitute a violation of this rule.

 

Gaseous Fuel

Distillate Oil

Residual Oil

Crude Oil

Units Except Natural & Induced Draft Units

95 ppmv or 0.10 lb/MMBtu

115 ppmv or 0.15 lb/MMBtu

165 ppmv or

0.22 lb/MMBtu

165 ppmv or 0.22 lb/MMBtu

Natural & Induced Draft Units

147 ppmv or 0.18 lb/MMBtu

155 ppmv or 0.20 lb/MMBtu

194 ppmv or 0.25 lb/MMBtu

194 ppmv or 0.25 lb/MMBtu

6.0 Administrative Requirements

7.0 Compliance Schedule

8.0 Calculations