Selection of Particulate Monitors

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The installation and operation of continuous particulate emission monitors in industrial processes has become well developed and common practice in industrial stacks and ducts over the past 30 years reflecting regulatory monitoring requirements. It supports requirements originating from LAPPC (Local Air Pollution Prevention and Control), IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control), WID (Waste Incineration Directive) and LCPD (Large Combustion Plant Directive) legislation.

This guide provides and up to date overview of the issues effecting the quality and type of data which may be obtained in a specific industrial installation. Issues covered are:

  • The type of monitoring provided by the instrument (e.g. QAL1 or filter leak monitoring) in response to different regulatory requirements
  • The technology and Quality Assurance (QA features) of the instrument
  • The installation considerations, instrument maintenance requirements and types of calibration/configuration procedures

Types of Continuous Monitoring of Particulate
Regulators in the UK tend to specify one of five types of continuous particulate monitoring depending on the purpose of the monitoring and the relevance of any EU directives. This has implications on the type of instrument that is selected and the type of calibration procedure that is applied to the instrument.

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