A new revision of the Norwegian Oil and Gas guidelines 132 - Recommended guidelines for handling mercury is now available.
This is the first revision of the guidelines, datet 20 September 2016.
These guidelines have been revised on the basis of experience from their use in the industry. Mercury has proved to be present to a greater extent than was assumed when the original edition was published in 2012. It has been updated with regard to changes in regulations and to include new findings from the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and Britain’s Integrating Knowledge to Inform Mercury Policy (IKIMP). Furthermore, best practice has been incorporated for mapping mercury in hydrocarbon/process streams flowing in and out of installations/plants.
The changes in this revision are highlighted in Appendix A.