CEMS Lessons Learned
CEMTEK KVB-Enertec is a System Integrator and full service organization that builds & supports continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) to meet EPA 40 CFR Part 60, 64, & 75 regulatory requirements and process control monitoring systems on a variety of applications and sources including chemical, cement, glass, refinery, power, biomass, paper, and many others. In this paper we will discuss lessons learned when testing, purchasing and deploying new monitoring technologies to measure NOx, SO2, CO, HCl, NH3, H2S, HF, HCN using lasers & DOAS compared to conventional technologies ranging from Dry Extractive, Dilution, Hot Wet, and In-situ for compliance and process monitoring.
Common CEMS RATA Failures and Risks
This presentation will focus on thing that may cause a CEMS RATA to fail and what can be done on the facility side and by the stack tester to reduce the potential for failures.
Simplifying CEM Reporting:The Revolution in Data Acquisition & Handling
This session will provides a quick overview of current pressures that are requiring earlier and more accurate data validation, compliance averaging and recordkeeping. Then we’ll look at how a Data Acquisition and Handling Systems (DAS or DAHS) makes validated averages available immediately after acquisition for CEMS, COMS and CPMS. How does this change the flow and use of compliance data? Finally we’ll dig into passages from the RSR changes to MACT CC to examine the details of how different the recordkeeping and reporting for this rule will be as we enter the first year of compliance. Whatever solution you are planning to use, this session should provide helpful insight.
Measuring Low Level Particulate and Eliminating Positive Bias with OTM-37
Certain sources emit particulate matter (PM) at rates which render traditional particulate testing methods (EPA Methods 5, 201A, & 202) inadequate. Another class of sources finds positive bias in EPA method 202 measurements for condensable particulate matter (CPM) as a result of compounds present in process streams. Recently promulgated OTM-37 makes accurate measurement of particulate from these previously problematic source types possible. Larger particles are collected in PM cyclones, and smaller and condensable particulate matter are collected on a 47-mm filter. The sample gas is diluted with cool, dry air to avoid artifact formation while still allowing the measurement of CPM. OTM-37 measurement sensitivity is in micrograms, as opposed to milligram sensitivity in EPA Method 5, 201A, & 202.
Live Demo: Improving Sample Probe, Chiller, and Filter Performance
Live demonstration to teach the audience about the many ways in which various Continuous Emissions Monitoring System components can be improved, optimized and properly specified for various applications. We'll discuss sample transport and conditioning considerations associated with extractive probe configurations, gas chiller options, filtration materials and temperature controls, and help end-users identify and overcome common CEMS challenges.
Common CEMS Program Audit Findings
Issues of non-compliance and poor system performance are frequently discovered during CEMS program audits. The presentation will also focus on best practice implementation that can assist facilities in ensuring that their CEMS programs are compliant with applicable regulatory requirements and help utilize limited resources as efficiently as possible. Real world examples of CEMS audit findings will be outlined and ways to avoid such issues will be discussed.