AIR EMISSION TESTING
Services related to air emission testing are offered based on extensive experience with all phases of testing of many important industrial sources. We are not a testing contractor, we offer services to enable the client to obtain appropriate and cost effective testing services.
Evaluation of air emission test needs in order to specify and obtain testing services that will produce accurate and representative results and meet regulatory requirements.
Planning starts with a review of the process and objectives (including regulatory requirements where applicable) to determine test methods and procedures required. This is accomplished by a review of regulatory requirements, process parameters, pollutant type, pollutant concentration, potential interferences, operation patterns, and range of variability.
This is followed by development of specifications for testing contractors, to enable apples-to-apples bids. We draft a specification that goes beyond just specifying the EPA methods to be used. Our specification can include directions relating to timing, coordination, safety, special considerations, power availability, test port configuration, test port access, test observation, report requirements, etc. These items can prevent surprises on test day that can result in costly delays.
We can perform and document the selection process for air emission testing services to solicit, obtain, and evaluate vendor bids. This includes development of a bid list that includes qualified leading vendors, soliciting proposals, evaluation of these proposals, and selection of the company that best meets client needs.
Provide oversight and coordination of air pollution source testing on the run-up and day of testing.
The purpose of this service is to coordinate testing with the process and to verify method requirements are being followed.
First-hand experience with many test methods combined with a systematic approach to test coordination and monitoring enables us to identify and resolve problems in real-time to reduce the chances of costly delays.
Evaluation of test results and reports to verify compliance with method requirements and confirm that regulations have been met.
This may include review of test reports, notes, laboratory analysis, chain-of-custody documentation, method calculation, and results presentation.