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Main Title Performance audit procedures for opacity monitors : technical assistance document /
Author Plaisance, Steven J. ; Peeler, James W. ; Logan, Thomas J. ; Peeler, J. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Plaisance, Steven J.
Peeler, James W.
Logan, Thomas J.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.); Entropy Environmentalists, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-600/8-87-025; EPA-68-02-4125; EPA-68-02-4442; PB87208781
Stock Number PB87-208781
OCLC Number 16930638
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement. ; Gases--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Environmental monitoring--United States. ; Air--Pollution--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Air--Pollution--United States--Measurement ; Gases--Environmental aspects--United States ; Environmental monitoring--United States ; Opacity ; Air pollution ; Performance evaluation ; Auditing ; Monitoring ; Portable equipment ; Sites ; Calibrating ; Design criteria ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD883.2.P4 1987 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA/600-8-87-025 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/21/1994 STATUS
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-87-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/08/2013
ELBD  EPA 600-8-87-025 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/28/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-8-87-025 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB87-208781 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
The manual contains monitor-specific performance audit procedures and data forms for use in conducting audits of installed opacity continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). General auditing procedures and acceptance limits for various audit criteria are discussed. Practical considerations and common problems encountered in conducting audits are delineated, and recommendations are included to optimize the successful completion of performance audits. Performance audit procedures and field data forms were developed for six common opacity CEMS: (1) Lear Siegler, Inc. Model RM-41; (2) Lear Siegler, Inc. Model RM-4; (3) Dynatron Model 1100; (4) Thermo Electron, Inc. Model 400; (5) Thermo Electron, Inc. Model 1000A; and (6) Enviroplan Model D-R280 AV. Generic audit procedures have been included for use in evaluating opacity CEMS with multiple transmissometers and combiner devices. In addition, several approaches for evaluating the zero alignment or 'clear-path' zero response have been described. The zero alignment procedures have been included since the factor is fundamental to the accuracy of opacity monitoring data, even though the zero alignment checks cannot usually be conducted during a performance audit.
"Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory." "EPA project officer, Thomas J. Logan." "April 1987." "EPA-600/8-87-025." "EPA contract no. 68-02-4125." "Work assignment nos. 140A and 182A." "EPA contract no. 68-02-4442, work assignment no. 11."