Preventing Bird Deaths In Heater Treater Stacks
By taking a proactive attitude and by working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the oil and gas industry in Kansas has not been fined and they have been given time to fix a problem involving the heater treater that has killed hundreds of small birds. The birds were being killed because they fly in and there's not enough wing space to fly out. The birds being killed are flickers, meadow larks, starlings, cow birds and black birds. Birds were getting into heater treater stacks where they would become trapped and die. The birds were using the heater treater stacks as a warm shelter.

The fix is relatively simple. A mesh screen will be placed over the opening at the top of the stack and another at the breather hole which feeds air to the fire used to heat the oil and water mixture so they will be easier to separate.

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