air testing Articles

  • Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case

    A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). In 2015, HVAC consumed 15.5 quads. The first step in reducing HVAC energy use is reducing heating and cooling load—i.e., the amount of heat that needs to be added to or removed from a building—typically by reducing heat from equipment and lighting; minimizing unnecessary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Controlling Fugitive Emissions, Part 1: Close Capture Hooding

    Fugitive emissions, in their simplest form, are the uncontrolled release of gases to the atmosphere. Each one of us may contribute fugitive emissions when we fill our automobile gas tanks. The displacement of air inside the gas tank causes gasoline vapor emissions (hydrocarbons) to exit out the fill spout (un-controlled) to ...

  • UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems

    Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of such practices, the light source may also be utilized to eradicate harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Systems that rely on the light’s ability ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Maintaining a pressure reducing valve: 5 things to check

    Like your car, your body and nearly every appliance you own, control valves require regular maintenance to continue working efficiently. However, due to budget and time constraints, we don’t always give our valves the TLC they need to perform at their best. Unfortunately, ignoring pressure reducing valves can mean serious ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Dynamic Air Permeability Testing - An Important New Tool

    ABSTRACT A new method and instrument is discussed for dynamic air permeability testing of airbag fabrics. This new method provides for much more representative test results as the commonly used static, low pressure air permeability test. The use and significance of the dynamic air permeability and air permeability curve exponent are explained for both, the airbag system designer and the airbag ...


    By Textest AG

  • Importance of Air & Water Testing in Indoor Pools

    Have you ever wondered why your eyes hurt or why you have a cough after swimming at an indoor pool? We all assume that it’s from too much chlorine in the pool but that is false! If the pool staff doesn’t regularly test and monitor both the air and water indoors, the environment becomes very toxic and unsafe to everyone in the building. Water is an essential ingredient for all life as ...

  • Ultrasonic Testing For Non Destructive Testing

    Ultrasonic Testing or UT as its known has programs in a wide range of sectors, from aerospace, automobile, to substance, oil, large storage space, and power creation and overseas. UT is aspect of a selection of techniques known as NDT (Non Destructive Testing) methods. Their objective in industry is to allow the examination of parts and equipment ...


    By Non Destructive Testing Lab

  • EPA Regulations Raise the Bar for Industrial Air Quality Testing

    Far-reaching environmental legislation continues to change the way Americans live, work, and run their businesses. For the past ...

  • Field testing of small, fast, rugged Fourier Transform Spectrometer in the air and on the ground

    Designs & Protoypes, LTD. has fielded a small, very fast, and rugged rotary Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) which can be used for environmental remote sensing and chemical detection. The continuous rotary scan of the Turbo FT allows operation without the laser reference of conventional FT spectrometers, and it has been demonstrated to deliver 360 spectral scans per second and 1 cm-1 ...


    By D&P Instruments, Inc

  • AIRE-O2® Aerators tests number one in three critical areas

    Problem In 1986, this southern USA fine paper mill developed problems on start-up from a Christmas shut-down, requiring quick action to add efficient aeration to its 38 MGD (143,830 m 3) flow. Poor winter treatment, channeling throught the system, and high solids had also been problems. Since the company was committed to preserving the environment, it searched for the best aerators to meet its ...

  • Equivalence of Air and Water Permeability Tests in Evaluating Engineering Fabrics

    Permeability characteristics of civil engineering filter fabrics are currently evaluated by three types of tests: air permeability and falling-head and constant-head water permeability. Test procedures for the falling-head and constant-head water permeability tests are discussed, and results from these tests are correlated to air permeability results for filter fabrics. Several commercially ...


    By ASTM International

  • Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

    As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many types of sampling, IET uses two of them the most: Air sampling using a “spore trap” sampler. Considerable information ...

  • Ground Zero Air Quality Has A Long Way To Go! A Summary of Air Quality Testing in Surrounding Buildings

    There are still a wide range of concerns about air quality in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Many commercial and residential spaces have yet to be re-occupied. In only a few cases has any sort of inspection or testing been done to determine if they are safe to occupy. The greatest concerns are asbestos and the very irritating concrete dust that spread throughout lower Manhattan during the collapse ...

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • US EPA airmOzone TESTS

    The US EPA leads Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations programs (PAMS) for more than 15 years and many equipments used at PAMS sites are old and need to be replaced. That is why US EPA has conducted a material review of fully automatic GC units able to by analyze the 56 VOC ozone precursors of the PAMS list. They planned to perform an evaluation in two steps : - Laboratory evaluation of ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Vibration testing of fuel probes

    Aerial Refuelling The American Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multimission, military, tilt rotor aircraft with both a vertical and short takeoff and landing capability. It combines the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the high-speed cruise performance of a long-range turboprop aircraft. But even though it is long-range, some missions require in-flight refuelling. The V-22 Osprey can ...

  • 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 ...

  • Finding an OEM solution for air purifier & air cleaner

    Finding an OEM solution for air purifier & air cleaner, there are many companies out there who are committed to finding the right solution for you and your business. Most of them will develop a solution meeting your needs. Below are examples of solutions you may need to consider if you are seeking for air purifier OEM solutions. In developing new OEM products, your vendor will work with you ...


  • Use of Air Bag System for Instrumentation of Lateral Load Tests on Previously Installed Pipe Piles

    A simple and inexpensive air bag system for allowing measurement of the deflected shape of laterally loaded piles has been developed. The air bag system may be used for hollow piles that have already been installed. The system includes an inclinometer casing that is held against the inner wall of the pile by an inflated air bag. Tests on small- and large-diameter steel pipe piles at two different ...


    By ASTM International

  • Air Volume Change Measurement in Unsaturated Soil Testing Using a Digital Pressure-Volume Controller

    One of the challenges associated with the testing of unsaturated soils is the measurement of air volume change induced by stress changes. This paper reports the results of an evaluation of a digital pressure-volume controller as an air volume change indicator. Effects of temperature, confined volume, and precompression of the measurement medium on the p-V characteristics and the device response ...


    By ASTM International

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