Emissions Testing Articles

  • Oceanalpha Develops Commercial Shipping USV - Case Study

    Oceanalpha has announced that, in conjunction with China Classification Society (CCS), Zhuhai Municipal Government and Wuhan University of Technology, it has launched a project to develop a small unmanned surface vessel (USV) for commercial shipping ...


    By OceanAlpha Group Ltd.

  • Reducing the cost of emissions testing – Case Study

    In the early 1970¹s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was formed in response to growing concern about air quality. The EPA developed emissions regulations that targeted the carcinogenic impact of engine exhaust, and set tough regulatory standards for manufacturers to develop cleaner engines. Engine makers needed an instrument that could accurately measure the quantity of ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Software and hardware solutions

    Sierra-CP can meet a wide range of testing requirements with its highly flexible, customized software and hardware solutions Thirty years of successfully meeting tough customer challenges has taught Sierra-CP that the concept of ‘one solution fits all’ just doesn’t work in the automotive testing industry. The company works hard to create an open atmosphere for client ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Particulate partial flow sampling

    The sampling method of the Sierra Instruments Model BG-3 sets the standard for engine particulate emissions measurement protocols of the future sierra instruments In a study at West Virginia University, evidence showed that the Sierra Model BG-3 partial-flow system is equivalent to full-flow CVS. At the August 2008 DEER conference, the university’s Dr Ben Shade presented a paper evaluating ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Emissions measurement - Discover a new way of particulate emissions measurement for light-duty vehicles

    New article from Sierra in Automotive Testing International Magazine entitled "Emissions Measuremen" explores how combining partial flow sampling and direct exhaust flow measurement provides an ideal solution for particulate emissions measurement from light-duty vehicles. With the phase-in of LEV-3 this year targeting a 3mg/mile PM limit, followed by a 1mg/ mile PM limit phasing-in by 2025, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Motorcycle & Scooter Testing - Modular Chassis Dyno`s - Case Study

    Overview: Sierra CP designs modular chassis dynamometers controlled by CADET software to provide a cost effective solution for the testing of motorcycles & scooters on the single roll set.  A twin roller version accommodates three-wheeler, quad-bike and sub-compact city type vehicles. For specific high performance motorcycles alternative dynamometer options are ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Climactic Auto Test Facility for OEM Customer - 4x4 Climatic Chassis Dyno Commissioned in 2007 - Case Study

    Volkswagen Skoda- Czech Republic Project Overview Sierra CP designed and constructed a new advanced research and development climatic automotive testing facility for a major OEM.  The climatic system, to be installed on the third floor of the facility, had to be designed to fit within the existing automobile testing chamber footprint and within logistical and weight allowances.  ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Paint and Coatings VOC Emission Control - Case Study

    Colt Technologies designed and installed two MAXIM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) at a new railcar manufacturing facility. Each RTO controls Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and paint spray booth emissions from 40,000 scfm of exhaust air from paint spray booths and interior lining operations at the plant. The RTO systems reduce VOC emissions by 98% utilizing custom ceramic heat transfer ...


    By Colt Technologies, Inc.

  • Dust monitoring with ProSens on clean gas side - Case Study

    Application An international mining company extracts minerals under ground for the fabrication of fertilizers. For the long term improvement and safety of the structure stability fi llings and binders (dry bulks) with defi ned recipes are injected locally into former mining cavities. These materials are delivered above ground, stored in silos and afterwards transported in a ...


    By ENVEA

  • Real Driving Emissions: Meaning and Monitoring

    Road traffic is a key contributor to ambient air pollution in many parts of the world today. Throughout the years, different legislative efforts have been made to reduce pollutant emissions, both at national and international levels. One of the recent steps taken, is to introduce limits on ...


    By Opsis AB

  • American Electric Power takes the lead in greenhouse gas management - Case Study

    The Enviance System allows AEP to enter data only once, and use it for multiple reporting requirements across a wide range of compliance programs As one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity, AEP recognized more ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Clyde companies manages air emissions relative to production using enviance - Case Study

    Building material company integrated Enviance with production systems to trend emissions data and monitor internal and regulatory limits. Originally founded more than 80 years ago, Clyde  Companies, Inc. was formed in 1997 to consolidate the  business entities owned and operated by the Clyde family  and to provide support services for its subsidiaries: W.W.  Clyde, Geneva ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Motorcycle & Scooter testing - Case study

    Overview: Sierra CP designs modular chassis dynamometers controlled by CADET software to provide a cost effective solution for the testing of motorcycles & scooters on the single roll set.  A twin roller version accommodates three-wheeler, quad-bike and sub-compact city type vehicles. For specific high performance motorcycles alternative dynamometer options are ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Illustrating our best solutions - Case study

    Sierra CP can help you design, build or upgrade your next world class engine and vehicle test facility.  Our working style is one of teamwork, innovation, flexible solutions and challenging the status quo in all that we do.  Your facility must reflect your brand to the highest level in look and feel and back it up with excellent testing ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Diesel Particulate Filter Testing with Vehicle Data Acquisition

    Delphin Expert Logger Vehicle Data Acquisition and Control System CAS DataLoggers recently provided the vehicle data acquisition solution for Twin-Tec, a German developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly products and technologies for reducing exhaust emissions, including a wide range of diesel particulate ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • XRF Sample Preparation Techniques: Pellets versus Loose Powder | Spectroscopy Guides

    We recently compared the effectiveness of loose powder against prepared pellets for the x-ray fluorescent spectroscopic analysis of cement. Some users choose to carry out XRF without pressing the sample into a pellet. Despite the extra time involved in sample pellet preparation, which ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Assessing Clean Air Zones with ADMS-Urban

    CERC develop the world-leading model ADMS-Urban which is designed for assessing air quality interventions such as Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emissions Zones (LEZ). For example, ADMS-Urban is being used by · Transport for Greater Manchester to model CAZ options ...

  • In-House Oil Analysis Lab Saves Gold Mine Millions in Downtime, Repair and Replacement Costs

    A low-grade surface mining operation depends upon huge and expensive equipment such as Hitachi 5500 shovels and Caterpillar 793 haul trucks. Oil analysis is essential to identify problems so they can be corrected before they cause equipment to go down for major repairs. In the past, a multinational mining firm sent samples to an outside lab for analysis but the cost of this approach limited the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Zero waste era for UAE food processing plant - Case Study

    MARS Inc has a 2015 zero waste plan and 2 tonne of waste which cannot be recycled. ...

  • The Flexibility & Versatility of a Portable Emissions Analyzer - Case study

    Issue Fixed CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitors) Measure at One Location CEMS are fixed units that typically only measure from one sample location which is usually on a main centralized stack. This main stack is often fed by several separate emissions sources throughout the plant such as boilers, heaters, engines, ovens, and furnaces. If the CEM ...

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