epa gas calibration 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.

  • Primary Standard Gas Flow Calibration—The Only Guarantee of Accuracy

    At Sierra, we have a saying: “An instrument’s accuracy is only as good as its calibration.” The accuracy of your mass flow controller (MFC) is essential in assuring the efficiency, performance, and quality of your flow meter. In many cases, if your instrumentation is not calibrated, then a decline in performance is possible due to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, 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 ...

  • Measurement of Sulfur in Refinery Flare Gas Streams for Compliance with EPA SubpartJ(a) Regulations

    The Challenge Measurement of high range and low range H,S in refinery flare gas streams for compliance with EPA regulation NSPS Subpart J(a). The rule has placed an extra investment and operational burden on petroleum refineries to meet the regulatory requirement. AMETEK offers an economical solution to meet the challenge with an emphasis on lower capital and operating cost along with ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA mandatory reporting of GHGs rule

    Recent EPA Guidance EPA does not intend for the calibration requirements of 98.3(i) to apply to any units where the rule allows the use of “company records” to quantify fuel usage or other parameters; however, a facility’s GHG monitoring plan must include descriptions of the procedures and methods used for quality assurance, maintenance, repair of all flow meters ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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

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


    By Environics, Inc.

  • EPA`s mandatory GHG emissions reporting commences Jan 1st in US

    The Envinronmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its new mandatory GHG reporting program will commence on January 1st 2010 with reports being due in 2011. The new mandatory GHG rule from the EPA brings some changes from the originally proposed rule. Some of the changes are outlined below. INDUSTRIES INCLUDEDExcluded from reporting are the following industries: Electronics manufacturing ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • So Your Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring Plan is Complete... Now What?!?

    U.S. EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule (GHG MRR) codified at 40 CFR Part 98 required that facilities subject to the rule have a complete written GHG Monitoring Plan by April 1, 2010. At a minimum, the GHG Monitoring Plan must identify (1) methods used to collect GHG emissions information and supporting data, (2) personnel responsible for collecting the data, and (3) quality assurance, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • U.S. EPA volatile organics method 524.2 using PURGE and TRAP GC/MS

    Clean drinking water is of worldwide interest. Contaminants can compromise the quality of a water supply and cause short- and long-term health effects. Stringent water quality criteria help to ensure safe drinking water by requiring the detection and quantification of a wide variety of contaminants at extremely low levels. U.S. EPA Method 524.2 (1) provides the guidance necessary for identifying ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for analysis of volatile organic compounds in groundwater and solid waste

    Environmental contamination has been at the forefront of government policy and regulation since the US EPA was established in 1970. Over the years the US EPA has developed, published, and updated multiple methods for analysis of environmental pollutants, and single-quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has long been the technique of choice for determination of volatile ...

  • 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 ...

  • How Accurate is Your Monitor?

    When you consider the many regulations and guidelines that health and safety officers and first responders are faced with, it is amazing they maintain the ability to detect such a wide variety of hazardous pollutants and toxic agents.  There is no lack of regulations governing how to monitor chemical compounds, and the list grows longer all the time.  New standards for portable gas ...

  • Validation of USEPA Method 524.2 Using a Stratum PTC, AQUATek 100 Autosampler, and Perkin-Elmer Clarus 600 GC/MS

    The US EPA developed Method 524.2¹, “Measurement of Purgeable Organic Compounds in Water by Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry”, for identifying and measuring purgeable volatile organic compounds (VOC) in surface water, groundwater, and drinking water. Due to the required sensitivity of this method, the use of purge and trap gas chromatography is vital. This ...


    By Teledyne Tekmar

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Legal lookout: meet the GHG rule

    EPA signs final rule requiring greenhouse gas emissions reporting. On Oct. 30, 2009, EPA issued a final rule that requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all sectors of the economy. The final rule applies to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, direct GHG emitters, and manufacturers of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and engines. The rule requires only that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case study - GRO in soil at gasoline UST site

    These case studies show the performance using Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer testing gasoline range organic hydrocarbons.  This includes benzene, xylene, BTEX and other volatile petroleum compounds in the GRO or VPH C6 to C10 hydrocarbon range. When calibrated using Sitelab's GRO calibration kit (CAL-025), the UVF analyzer produces test results that correlate well to laboratory ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Performance-Based Measurement Systems

    Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) methods used to monitor air, water and soil for environmental contaminants prescribe step-by-step details on how the chemical analysis must be conducted and prohibit any deviations or variations. The EPA has recognized that monitoring equipment and technology have improved tremendously over the last few years; that environmental media do not ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

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