calibration gas audit Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • NovaGerar landfill gas to energy project

    Overview The objective of the NovaGerar Landfill Gas to Energy Project in Nova Iguaçu - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is to explore the landfill gas (LFG) collection and utilization activities of the landfills managed by S.A. Paulista. This involves investing in a gas collection system, leachate drainage system and a modular electricity generation plant at each landfill site (with expected ...


    By LANDTEC

  • The World’s Largest Gas to Liquids Facility Runs on Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS

    Established by Shell and Qatar Petroleum in 2006, Pearl GTL is the largest gas to liquids facility on the planet. Gas to liquids (GTL) is the conversion of natural gas to liquid fuels and other products, including gasoil, naphtha, kerosene, normal-paraffin and lubricants. Pearl GTL has a capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of these products and 120,000 barrels per day of liquefied petroleum gas, ...

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

  • Maxsys Fuel System helps Scott Bader let off steam with 5.7% Gas Savings

    Resin and polymer manufacturer Scott Bader says it has been a socially responsible corporation long before the term was popularised. To this end the company has ambitious energy consumption reduction targets. Helping them to meet this, is the fuel pre-treatment system from Maxsys, which is delivering impressive gas savings in excess of 5.7% on Scott Bader’s steam raising boiler plant ...


    By Maxsys Fuel Systems Ltd

  • Case study - LFG engine protection for Viridor

    Rapid changes in landfill gas quality can damage the engines it powers. To keep watch, Viridor has installed static automatic gas analysis and reporting equipment supplied by Geotech at its Whitehead landfill site near Manchester. Every ten seconds the equipment measures concentrations of CH4, CO2 and O2 and outputs the data in three, 4-20 mA channel signals. Control circuits receive the ...


    By Geotech

  • Cost Containment: Beyond the Obvious

    Utilities today can implement a number of different initiatives to help them contain costs and maximize profits. Some of those, such as switching to a more efficient fuel source if possible, can produce obvious results that are relatively easy to calculate. But there are other initiatives, though less obvious, that can produce significant results at the bottom line. One such cost-containment ...

  • Sitelab gains laboratory certification with New Jersey DEP

    Located in New Jersey?  Use UVF instead of Gas Chromatography to save time and money on your next project! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the first state regulatory agency in the country to approve and certify the use of field analytical methods as part of their "Triad Approach," without compromising data quality and reliability.  Using UVF for ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • 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

  • Unmanned remote and wireless CDM monitoring case study

    Remote and wireless monitoring technology to meet CDM requirements is in its infancy in Europe. Carbon trading is driving it globally, especially in North and South America. That experience and technology is now finding a demand in Europe and Asia in landfill, biogas from food and animal waste in digesters and water treatment sludge digestion. Methane recovery from landfill and anaerobic ...


    By Geotech

  • CDM monitoring & reporting for carbon credits case study

    Abridged from a Wastecon 2008 Presentation and Paper by Mitchal L. Cassel LANDTEC, Colton, California The project sites The project is in Brazil and obtains certified emission reductions (CER) or carbon credits for a large scale, waste handling and disposal, clean development mechanism (CDM) project. Methane emissions are being reduced through collection and destruction of ...


    By Geotech

  • Are environmental monitoring manufacturers pulling a fast one with back-to-base servicing?

    Geotech's users of environmental monitoring equipment are not alone in their frustration at having valuable equipment unavailable when they require servicing.  Is this just a money-making scam?  What do users get for their money?  By combining maximum possible local support with a 100-point factory full service schedule, Geotech believe they have the best balance of user ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Biogen Greenfinch Westwood

    Non-stop clean power generation uses smart machines and state-of-the-art technology to help keep running. Keep it simple - and to keep it profitable, keep CHP engines running. That's just part of the formula for success at the BiogenGreenfinch-designed and run Westwood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Northamptonshire. Built and funded by parent company Bedfordia Group plc this £10 ...


    By Geotech

  • The 10 Key Factors in Selecting a Stack Sampling Firm

    Summary: This document is a summary of the key factors that you should take into consideration when hiring a stack testing firm.This has been prepared in conjunction with the ASTM criteria for standard practice of testing companies.The ASTM criteria has been supplemented, based on 125 years of direct testing experience, which is the combined years of experience of the individuals that contributed ...

  • LDAR deficiencies lead to enhanced requirements

    Leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs are required as part of the standards established in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 60 (NSPS), 40 CFR 61 (NESHAP), 40 CFR 63 (MACT), and 40 CFR 264 (Hazardous Waste Handling). An LDAR program is a facility’s system of procedures used to locate and repair leaking components (e.g., valves, pumps, connectors, compressors, and agitators) to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Importance of high-quality service for regenerative thermal oxidizer

    The Importance of high-quality service for Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer. Safety, efficiency and compliance among pressures facing Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer operators. As any plant or maintenance manager working in a manufacturing environment using volatile organic compounds (VOCs) could tell you, the standards for support of all equipment along the process is critical for safety and ...

  • EPA - 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix M - Test Method 205

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)   40 CFR PART 51   ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • 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

  • Facilitating compliance with consent decree requirements using an EMIS

    In late 2008, T3, a division of Trinity Consultants, developed an environmental management information system (EMIS) to manage “near real-time” emissions data at a petroleum refinery. The system is designed to support Consent Decree requirements for compliance demonstrations with air quality regulations at the facility. Functionality delivered includes advanced data gathering, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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