Stack Emissions Monitoring
EPM continues to support our valued customers after project completion. We offer various ongoing services to our clients on newly installed or existing Oxidisers to ensure that you are operating safely, efficiently and effectively. An essential part of installing abatement plant is to ensure that they operate effectively within the P.E.L. (Permitted Emission Limit) as detailed within the process guidance note.
Both as part of the acceptance testing and also annual monitoring, the emissions of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), CO and NOx must be monitored over a minimum 5 hour period. The initial task is to establish a S.S.P. (Site Specific Protocol) to be agreed with the Regulatory Authority. Additionally, a Risk Assessment has to be made because of the inherent hazards involved.
The monitoring procedures are carried out (where applicable) in accordance with the following guidance documents and standards
Environment Agency Technical Guidance Note (Monitoring) M1: Sample requirements for stack emissions monitoring. (January 2010)
Environment Agency Technical Guidance Note (Monitoring) M2: Monitoring of stack emissions to air (July 2011)
Environment Agency Technical Guidance Note (Monitoring) M16: The measurement and monitoring of volatile organic compounds to air from industrial installations (June 2012)
Environment Agency Technical Guidance Note (Monitoring) M2: Quality assurance of continuous emission monitoring systems – application of BS EN 14181 and BS EN 13284-2 (September 2008)
Environment Agency Performance Standards for Portable Systems for Emissions Monitoring (March 2005)
DEFRA Secretary of State’s Guidance for Printing of Flexible Packaging Guidance Note PG 6/17 (2011)
BS EN 13526:2002 Stationary source emissions. Determination of the mass concentration of total gaseous organic carbon in flue gases from solvent using processes. Continuous flame ionisation detector method
BS EN 12619:2013 Stationary source emissions. Determination of the mass concentration of total gaseous organic carbon in flue gases from solvent using processes. Continuous flame ionisation detector method
BS ISO 14164:1999. Stationary source emissions – Determination of volume flowrate of gas streams in ducts.
BS EN 13284-2:2002 Stationary source emissions. Determination of low range mass concentration of dust. Automated measuring systems
BS ISO 12039:2001 Stationary source emissions — Determination of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oxygen — Performance characteristics and calibration of automated measuring systems
BS ISO 10849:1996 Stationary source emissions — Determination of the mass concentration of nitrogen oxides — Performance characteristics of automated measuring systems
STA (Source Testing Association) Risk Assessment Guide: Industrial emission monitoring