RATA Test Audits Articles

  • 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

  • The Benefits of Voluntary Disclosure

    The EPA is currently testing a number of tailored incentives that apply to New Owners of regulated companies who identify, voluntarily disclose, and promptly correct environmental violations. The incentives include reduction or elimination of fines and potential criminal prosecution and recognition of new owners who perform internal audits and disclose under the Audit ...

  • Environmental assessments and audits at aviation facilities

    Environmentalists are all about “green”, but there is another type of green that is associated with being environmentally compliant – money. There are primarily two types of environmental assessments that are performed at aviation facilities that can affect a company’s bottom line: Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and General Facility Audits. The ESAs are also referred to as due ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Pinnacle PCX Carbamate Testing at Nebraska Health

    Beta Site Evaluation of the EPA Carbamate in Drinking Water Method 531.1 with Pickering Laboratories Pinnacle PCX Integrated LC/Post-Column Derivatization Instrument. The Nebraska DHHS Public Health Environmental Laboratory conducts environmental testing for the state of Nebraska. It employs mandated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methods for the determination of regulated substances ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Water Distribution System Audit

    In April 2007, a site survey of a spa outside of Paris, France, was jointly performed by LuminUltra Technologies Ltd. and AQUA-tools. The spa utilizes untreated mineral water (from ground wells) in its daily operation. The source water is distributed to 40+ stations for therapeutic purposes. One week prior to the site audit, two stations had tested positive for pathogenic organisms in the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Auditing sustainable development reports: accountability perspective: an exploration of Egypt and the UAE practices

    This study investigates whether there are differences between companies in Egypt and in the United Arab Emirates in perception and practice of auditing sustainable development reports. The examination extends to cover the recognition of firms' accountability to different stakeholders. This was suggested as the basis for reporting on sustainable development and the relevant measures for it. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Cost of Inaccurate CEM Calibration Gases

    Utility companies and other users of Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) calibration gases often mistakenly consider them a commodity, making price the primary purchase consideration. Consequently, many are willing to settle for calibration gases that are ...

  • ICBS: Intellectual Capital Benchmarking Systems

    Researchers in the areas of sustainable competitive advantage have come to the conclusion that the only thing that gives an organisation a competitive edge - the only thing that is sustainable - is what it knows, how it uses what it knows, and how fast it can know something new. But if most agree on the key role of knowledge as a source of competitive advantage, very few know how to manage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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