What is Remis System, and what does
Remis System serves
as a centralized database for storing and tracking all air quality
emission points, equipment specifications, test results, analytical
data, operating data, emissions, and compliance-related information.
Air emissions are calculated by Remis based on user
selections and emissions factors, test data, or other equations.
Remis System tracks permit and compliance data.
A Report Navigator allows the user to generate a variety of
reports for source data verification, emission estimates, permit
& compliance summaries, and more.
Remis System comes fully loaded with hundreds of emission
factors common to oil and gas source types such as I.C. engines and
heaters, as well as a full chemical constituent database with
chemical and physical properties covering the most common criteria
pollutants, HAPs, and toxic chemicals encountered in oil and gas
is involved in the installation of Remis System?
you have selected Package A under our lease pricing options, then
RFS personnel will place and test a leased stand-alone system
(hardware and software) at
your location, in coordination with your company’s IT department
as needed. The system
will need to be accessible via the LAN (local area network) for
availability to end users. Under
Package B, RFS will coordinate with your company’s IT department
or personnel and install the Remis System software on your specified
network server for availability to all end users through your
company’s LAN. Alternatively,
Remis System may be installed on any single local PC if only one
station is required.
either case, RFS does require that remote access to this system be
available continually so that updates and other system maintenance
tasks and troubleshooting can be performed.
Finally, under the Package C option, Remis System will be
installed for the licensee on an RFS Citrix server in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. The system
will be configured by RFS (in coordination with licensee’s IT
department as required) to allow for remote access from the
licensee’s offices directly into the Citrix server.
RFS is responsible for data backup under Package C, while the
licensee holds this responsibility under either Package A or Package
How is Remis System initialized?
System does not require a long and costly implementation process!
An end-user begins the initialization process by entering
facility and equipment information.
Emission factors not already included in Remis as base
factors can then be added using the Emission Factor QuickAdd
operating data is entered for the facility and sources being
addressed. This may include annual operating hours, glycol dehy
throughputs, tank throughputs, and other operating parameters. For some emission sources, the user may also want to enter
gas analyses or portable testing data.
The user has the option of selecting a permit limit, test
data, or emission factors for each source separately for emission
calculations. The Facility Emissions Calculator can then be run to view
emission estimates, or to identify any holes or omissions in the
initial data entry process. Reports
may be run, viewed, and/or printed through the Report Navigator. Facility or source permit and compliance information may also
be entered for compliance tracking purposes.
air emission source types are addressed in Remis System?
System handles all emission source types common to the oil and gas
industry with the exception of certain types of refinery process
units. Sources specifically addressed include the following:
units (engines, turbines, heaters, boilers, flare pilots)
devices (i.e., catalytic converters, thermal oxidation units,
losses (storage tanks)
equipment leaks (i.e. valves, flanges, pump seals, etc.)
operations (truck, rail, etc.)
(gas pipeline clean-out)
units (amine units, glycol dehydration units)
System come with any pre-populated reference data such as chemical
properties or emission factors?
With Remis System, you have instant access to data on over
500 chemical constituents including those criteria pollutants, HAPs,
and toxic chemicals most normally encountered in the oil and gas
industry. The base
constituent list gives you CAS #, chemical and physical properties,
and can be accessed through drop-down list for easy data entry of
gas analyses or product/material compositions.
The QuickAdd feature is available for faster data entry,
whereby a set of chemical constituents from an existing
product/material can be copied and used to create a new
compositional listing. This
feature saves many hours of data entry if, for instance, a user has
an extensive set of condensate or gas analyses to enter.
factors from AP-42 as well as manufacturers are also included in
Remis System for many different I.C. engine types, turbines, and
emission factors may be added for any source type using the Emission
Factor QuickAdd feature, which allows you to create a new emission
factor set for all pollutants emitted based on an existing factor
much training is involved on Remis System?
How big is the learning curve?
Within just 5
minutes, you can be up and running. But to harness the full power of
two-day training session taught by RFS personnel is included with
the installation of Remis System.
This is normally more than adequate for a user to master the
basics of data entry, viewing/editing data, running queries &
reports, performing emission calculations, and importing/exporting
data. Training covers
Remis System navigation, a guided tour through the menu and all
options, data entry of a sample facility including all data required
to demonstrate the emission calculations based on a variety of
methods available, how to run emission estimates and reports, how to
add and edit emission factors, test data, chemical constituent data,
and other reference information, and data import/export procedures.
is always available to offer technical support on any issues or
questions a user may encounter during the term of the lease.
If you would like to gain a better sense of what it is like
to use Remis System, we recommend taking a virtual tour – just
click on the ‘Demos’ link.
can Remis System help me?
System will save you time.
System will save you money.
System will reduce your risk of non-compliance.
If your company does not yet manage all air
quality-related permitting, compliance, and reporting data under a
centralized information management system, hours of unproductive
time are most likely wasted on searching for past-used information
or supporting documentation. The wheel is re-invented many times when running calculations
such as mole to weight percent conversions, or actual &
potential emissions. Without
an information management system such as Remis System, consistency
in the smaller as well as bigger details is very difficult to adopt
throughout an environmental department, such as which horsepower
rating to use (site, design, or maximum) in emissions inventory or
Remis System will dramatically improve your
company’s efficiency by helping you to maintain a centralized,
organized location in which to house all relevant information,
reducing time needed to prepare emission inventories or compliance
reports. Once a
baseline year is established for facility emissions, the level of
effort required for subsequent years is significantly reduced.
Remis System puts data at your fingertips which has already
been subjected to rigorous quality control checks, and therefore
allows other external tasks such as permit application preparation
to be performed efficiently with a high level of confidence in the
data being used.
Costs can be incurred by the inefficient use
of staff time, and consequently a higher rate of outsourcing to
consultants in some cases. By
keeping your information organized and letting Remis System do the
work of processing, calculating, and outputting the data and results
you need, this revolutionary turn-key solution will pay for itself!
Other costs which cut into corporate profits
are those related to non-compliance penalties and all of the
ramifications that go along with it.
The risk of environmental non-compliance can be greatly
minimized through a centralized information management approach,
with solid data integrity which you can rely on with Remis System.
Having calculations performed in the same manner repeatedly
and in a quality-controlled, trusted system likewise will help you
move further toward your goal of total compliance.
Remis System affordable? How
much does it cost?
Remis System is
available through very affordable monthly or annual license leasing
plans! Monthly lease
options start at less than $500 per month for up to 10
facilities. Pricing is
based on the number of operating facilities (compressor stations,
gas plants, etc.) to be managed within Remis System.
A long-term contract is not required, however bigger
discounts are offered on one-year and two-year agreements.
How much do you
spend each year on annual emission inventories alone?
While some facilities may be exempt depending on state
regulations, many companies have some degree of obligation in filing
emission inventory reports every year.
This cost can add up even if handled internally.
Compare staff salary and benefits for the number of months
employees are dedicated to this reporting task, as well as other
reporting tasks such as compliance certifications, semi-annual
monitoring reports, and other permit-driven requirements.
You may be surprised at the actual cost involved.
Once these emission inventory, compliance, and monitoring
reports are set up within Remis System, minimal time is needed to
generate these same reports for subsequent periods or years.
Inc. (RFS) is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was founded in 1986.
RFS has a long history of providing high-quality services to
many clients across the nation.
Remis System is currently in use in the data management of
hundreds of oil and gas facilities since its earliest inception in
1990, with significant strides in system development made since
1998. To learn more
about RFS’s depth of experience, we invite you to read about our
corporate Project Experience covering all environmental areas
and media such as air quality, water quality, hazardous & solid
waste, site assessments, SPCC Plans, permitting, reporting, and
more. Mr. Ron F. Sober,
P.E., president and founder of RFS Consulting, Inc., holds a B.S
degree in Biological Sciences, and an M.S. in Environmental
Engineering. Mr. Sober
became licensed as a Professional Engineer in 1995.
RFS be around to continue supporting Remis System into the future?
Consulting, Inc. has been in successful operation for over 17 years,
with great plans for future growth in making Remis System a
recognized leader in environmental management information systems.
committed to growing with you, our clients, in achieving this goal.
We provide technical support and personal service by phone or
email to all clients holding a current Remis license lease, and want to
ensure that every customer is a satisfied one.
clients are assured that their data is always their own, and is able
to be exported to another system, database, or spreadsheet
application at any time through Remis System export options.
This gives you the independence and peace of mind that the
data you will have worked so hard to compile
through hours of data entry, Remis use, and quality assurance reviews is fully
retrievable and transportable to another system, if future
directions should require you to transfer your information out of