RATA Test Audits Articles

  • Designing that unique Ferrari sound using NVH Simulation

    Our NVH simulation technology enabled Ferrari to perform virtual evaluations of alternative design decisions in an interactive, free-driving scenario. Ferraris are distinguished by a unique sound that is as carefully tuned as a piece of music. Creating this characteristic sound authentically and yet keeping it within legal limits requires careful component design and selection. Our NVH ...

  • Feed Water Delivery System Audit Using 2 nd Gen eration ATP - Case Study

    Background A Western Canadian oil producer utilized LuminUltra's Quench-Gone Aqueous (QGA) test kit to perform an audit of its feed water delivery system. The site acquired water from underground brackish water wells and transported this water through a 5 kilometer pipeline to the site. Water was then stored in a large tank prior to being sent to the process. ...

  • Perform Energy Audits Using Ultrasonic Flow Technology

    With the rising cost of energy and escalating environmental concerns, the need for accuracy in energy consumption measurement has never been more critical. According to the US Department of Energy, the average industrial plant spends about 30% of their operating budget on energy. With so much tied up in energy costs, how do facility managers ensure their processes are running efficiently with ...


    By Raeco Rents

  • Matrix Gemini LIMS meets radiological testing challenges case study

    The inherent configurability of the Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has allowed the management of complex radiochemistry data at a radiological, environmental and analytical laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Matrix system has streamlined the analysis process and has added a very versatile reporting system. Background The laboratory carries out ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • 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

  • Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that it takes extensive time and investment to develop the food safety culture needed to meet the Global Standard for Food Safety requirements and achieve ...


    By SGS

  • Valuable lessons learned from 13 years investing in sustainable innovation

    For many, investing in green has been like riding an enormous rollercoaster. Yet, more careful analysis reveals that most new industries go through similar cycles of enthusiasm, rejection, volatility and acceptance. Today, the cleantech industry has reached a new level of maturity as sustainable innovations play a crucial role in the core business of large industries that are in transition, like ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Designing roadmaps to sustainability case study

    Challenge: With the goal of achieving world class EHS performance, a global Life Sciences Company contracted with Antea Group to develop and implement a corporate environmental, health and safety audit program that included assessment of EHS compliance at operating facilities worldwide. Solution: Antea Group developed an EHS management system strategy and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Moisture Audits & Analyser Performance Assessments at Woodside, Karratha - Case Study

    Woodside had been experiencing intermittent blockages in 4/5 S1406 LNG trains since September 2008 and had been unable to pinpoint the source of the problems. Repeated hydrate formations were leading to reduced productivity and the existing process monitoring instrumentation had failed to confirm moisture breakthrough on the beds. The site's existing Panametrics portable moisture analysers had ...

  • Imperial Tobacco Group - CSR System Implementation case study

    The Challenge Imperial Tobacco Group (ITG) required technical project management to assist implementation of a large global CSR system across 4 different business functions in over 100 sites, across 50 countries and in 5 different languages. ITG record data on over 1000 key performance indicators and needed ongoing support with data collection, verification and reporting. ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Stobart case study

    Working with Stobart Group to replace an ageing support system As the UK’s leader in multimodal logistics, warehousing and biomass fuel sectors, the Stobart Group is one of the most recognised and strongest brands in Britain. With a road haulage fleet of 2,280 trucks and over six million square feet of premium quality warehousing, Stobart Group employs over 6,000 people at 50 sites ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Part 75 Conformance - Is your AETB ASTM D7036 Accredited?

    We have reviewed 2012 EPA Part 75 test reports and discussed EPA’s electronic reporting and source tester requirements with Part 75 source owners.  We conclude that many owners and environmental specialists who enter test data into EPA data bases are not familiar with the range of EPA’s expectations for source tester (Air Emission Testing Body or AETB) conformance to ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Gas turbine compliance emissions test case study

    CKwas retained by Lake Road Generating Company, LP (Lake Road) to conduct a compliance emissions test program on three combustion turbine and heat recovery steam generators (CT/HRSG). The purpose of this program is to demonstrate that emissions from the CT/HRSGs are within the emission limits specified in the operating permit issued by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Bulk commodities loading terminal comprehensive environmental audit, upgrading program and implementation

    Location: North Vancouver, B.C. Owner: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. Description: A multi-year comprehensive environmental program involving bench-scale treatability testing to optimize coagulation, flocculation, and settling of particles in equipment wash water and surface run-off from coal piles. Modifications to improve an existing ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Zero touch energy audit: Will it change the game?

    What new energy efficiency technologies will change the game? I’d like to use this space on occasion to explore that question and get your feedback on companies that I profile. This week’s company is FirstFuel Software, which it appears could make the conventional energy building audit go the way of the  ...

  • Continous Emission Monitoring (CEMs)

    Presented in Track B1: CEMs at EUEC 2011,January 31 Phoenix, Arizona   B1.1  | Particulate CEM for wet FGD plant William Averdieck |  Managing ...

  • Photon Energy announces record financial results for 2010

    In 2010 Photon Energy recorded CZK 2.489 billion (EUR 98.4 million, PLN 392.9 million) in revenues (+373% year-on-year) and CZK 435.6 million (EUR 17.4 million, PLN 68.9 million) in total comprehensive income (+632% year-on-year). Without the retroactive taxation of PV plants in the Czech Republic Photon Energy’s total comprehensive income would have reached CZK 665 million (EUR 26.3 ...


  • Photon Energy announces a ninefold increase and 100% success rate in building and connecting PV plants in 2010 and announces IPO plans for 2011

    Photon Energy announces the successful conclusion of the year 2010 as the company managed to secure the 2010 feed-in-tariffs for all photovoltaic plants built for its clients and its proprietary portfolio totalling 27.5 MWp in the Czech Republic and 5 MWp in Slovakia. The total capacity installed of 32.5 MWp is split into the following categories: • client plants with an installed ...


  • Advances in network topology security visualisation

    The pervasive aspect of the internet increases the demand for tools that support both monitoring and auditing of security aspects in computer networks. Ideally, these tools should provide a clear and objective presentation of security data in such a way as to let network administrators detect or even predict network security breaches. However, most of these data are still presented only in raw ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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