RATA Test Audits Articles

  • Process auditing and performance improvement in a mixed wastewater–aqueous waste treatment plant

    The wastewater treatment process is based on complex chemical, physical and biological mechanisms that are closely interconnected. The efficiency of the system (which depends on compliance with national regulations on wastewater quality) can be achieved through the use of tools such as monitoring, that is the detection of parameters that allow the continuous interpretation of the current ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Designing that unique Ferrari sound using NVH Simulation

    Our NVH simulation technology enabled Ferrari to perform virtual evaluations of alternative design decisions in an interactive, free-driving scenario. Ferraris are distinguished by a unique sound that is as carefully tuned as a piece of music. Creating this characteristic sound authentically and yet keeping it within legal limits requires careful component design and selection. Our NVH ...

  • Feed Water Delivery System Audit Using 2 nd Gen eration ATP - Case Study

    Background A Western Canadian oil producer utilized LuminUltra's Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) test kit to perform an audit of its feed water delivery system. The site acquired water from underground brackish water wells and transported this water through a 5 kilometer pipeline to the site. Water was then stored in a large tank prior to being sent to the process. ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Field Performance Testing for Pipeline Pumps

    Significant energy savings can be achieved by optimizing pump operating efficiency. Measuring the exact pump performance with crude oil under realistic conditions in the field is the first step towards improving the pump efficiency in the future. About 20 billion barrels of crude oil were transported through pipelines in 2015. Around the world, there are over one million kilometers of ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS meets radiological testing challenges case study

    The inherent configurability of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has allowed the management of complex radiochemistry data at a radiological, environmental and analytical laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Matrix system has streamlined the analysis process and has added a very versatile reporting system. Background The laboratory carries out ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Valuable lessons learned from 13 years investing in sustainable innovation

    For many, investing in green has been like riding an enormous rollercoaster. Yet, more careful analysis reveals that most new industries go through similar cycles of enthusiasm, rejection, volatility and acceptance. Today, the cleantech industry has reached a new level of maturity as sustainable innovations play a crucial role in the core business of large industries that are in transition, like ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Designing roadmaps to sustainability case study

    Challenge: With the goal of achieving world class EHS performance, a global Life Sciences Company contracted with Antea Group to develop and implement a corporate environmental, health and safety audit program that included assessment of EHS compliance at operating facilities worldwide. Solution: Antea Group developed an EHS management system strategy and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Moisture Audits & Analyser Performance Assessments at Woodside, Karratha - Case Study

    Woodside had been experiencing intermittent blockages in 4/5 S1406 LNG trains since September 2008 and had been unable to pinpoint the source of the problems. Repeated hydrate formations were leading to reduced productivity and the existing process monitoring instrumentation had failed to confirm moisture breakthrough on the beds. The site's existing Panametrics portable moisture analysers had ...

  • SGS Warns on the Hidden Risks of Subcontracting

    Do you know where your products are manufactured? Not just the agent or supplier you are sourcing from, but the actual location where your product or major components can be found? If you do, then you are in a lucky minority of companies with a fully transparent supply chain. If not, it is time to consider the risks in your supply chain. In these days of fast fashion, ...


    By SGS

  • Stobart case study

    Working with Stobart Group to replace an ageing support system As the UK’s leader in multimodal logistics, warehousing and biomass fuel sectors, the Stobart Group is one of the most recognised and strongest brands in Britain. With a road haulage fleet of 2,280 trucks and over six million square feet of premium quality warehousing, Stobart Group employs over 6,000 people at 50 sites ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • The Human Element

    Humans are the weakest part of your information security system Michael Brophy, Certification Europe’s CEO, highlights why the human element is the weakest part of your information security system and sets out how to prevent data breaches. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George ...


    By Certification Europe

  • Part 75 Conformance - Is your AETB ASTM D7036 Accredited?

    We have reviewed 2012 EPA Part 75 test reports and discussed EPA’s electronic reporting and source tester requirements with Part 75 source owners.  We conclude that many owners and environmental specialists who enter test data into EPA data bases are not familiar with the range of EPA’s expectations for source tester (Air Emission Testing Body or AETB) conformance to ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Gas turbine compliance emissions test case study

    CKwas retained by Lake Road Generating Company, LP (Lake Road) to conduct a compliance emissions test program on three combustion turbine and heat recovery steam generators (CT/HRSG). The purpose of this program is to demonstrate that emissions from the CT/HRSGs are within the emission limits specified in the operating permit issued by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Bulk commodities loading terminal comprehensive environmental audit, upgrading program and implementation

    Location: North Vancouver, B.C. Owner: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. Description: A multi-year comprehensive environmental program involving bench-scale treatability testing to optimize coagulation, flocculation, and settling of particles in equipment wash water and surface run-off from coal piles. Modifications to improve an existing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • LIMS Essential for H2O Testing

    Clean water is a global necessity - essential to our health and well being. Just imagine a day without clean water to drink, to prepare our food, to wash the daily grind from our clothes and bodies.  There’s a lot of science behind clean water and a laboratory ...

  • Continous Emission Monitoring (CEMs)

    Presented in Track B1: CEMs at EUEC 2011,January 31 Phoenix, Arizona   B1.1  | Particulate CEM for wet FGD plant William Averdieck |  Managing ...

  • Advances in network topology security visualisation

    The pervasive aspect of the internet increases the demand for tools that support both monitoring and auditing of security aspects in computer networks. Ideally, these tools should provide a clear and objective presentation of security data in such a way as to let network administrators detect or even predict network security breaches. However, most of these data are still presented only in raw ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Navigating NSPS subpart Db for boilers: a case study

    Over the past year, Trinity assisted a chemical company with the permitting and installation of a new 220 MMBtu/hr package boiler. The new natural gas-fired boiler replaces coal-fired units that were installed in the 1940s. Navigating through the numerous, and at times conflicting, regulatory requirements applicable to such a unit has been challenging. With careful planning and implementation, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Tools for environmental management

    Environmental management by industry requires commitment from the top down in an organisation if it is to succeed. Using his own company, Union Carbide, as a basis, the author identifies a number of key steps in implementing a strategy of environmental management. By undergoing a continuing process of improvement internally and participating in the regulatory process, industry has the tools to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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