|Stationary sources such as power plants, petroleum refineries, glass & cement plants, large combustion sources and other industrial process plants are today being required to use continuous emission monitoring (CEM) systems to provide a continuous record of air pollution control equipment performance and to determine compliance with emission standards. CEM constitutes the sum of activities involved in determining and reporting the emission levels of pollutant gases.|
Day one of this course will incorporate the basis fundamentals of Continuous Emission Monitoring where the purpose and applicability of CEM systems mandated by federal regulations such as 40 CFR Part 60 and Part 75 will be reviewed. Several different types of commercially available extractive & in situ systems with emphasis on performance specifications, including installation, design, testing, & certification will be discussed. Day two of this course will incorporate monitoring & reporting requirements, averaging requirements, missing data procedures, system calibration & quality assurance/quality control program including procedures for conducting performance audits like Cylinder Gas Audit (CGA) for Part 60, Linearity for Part 75 & Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA). QA/QC plans, as required by 40 CFR Part 60 & 75 will also be discussed. Students will perform emissions calculations exercise, monitoring plan exercise, span and range exercise, CGA, Linearity & RATA exercise. Day 3 (1/2 day) will cover more computer interactive exercises. Please bring a laptop (with Excel) to class. No pre-required courses are required for this class.