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Main Title CEMS pilot project : evaluation of opacity CEMS reliability and QA procedures, volume 1 /
Author Peeler, James W. ; Busik, John.
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Author Title of a Work
Peeler, James W.
Busik, John.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Stationary Source Compliance Division.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-340/1-86-009a; EPA-68-02-3962
Stock Number PB87-228136
OCLC Number 16930924
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement. ; Air quality monitoring stations.
Additional Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement ; Air quality monitoring stations ; Monitors ; Performance evaluation ; Quality assurance ; Comparison ; Continuous emission monitoring systems ; Air pollution detection
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 340/1-86-009a Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/12/1995 STATUS
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 340-1-86-009a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/23/2010
EJBD  EPA-340/1-86-009a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/12/2013
EKBD  EPA-340/1-86-009a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/01/1988
ESAD  EPA 340-1-86-009A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB87-228136 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation i, 115 pages ; 28 cm.
A study was conducted in Missouri to evaluate the reliability of opacity monitoring data and to facilitate the development and evaluation of QA procedures for opacity CEMS's. The study included opacity CEMS's installed on six coal-fired electric utility generating units at four generating stations, each owned by a different company. The sources were representative of a wide range of monitoring applications and conditions, and were equipped with contemporary opacity monitoring instrumentation. For each station, monitor- and source-specific opacity CEMS QA procedures were developed and CEMS audits were conducted at the beginning of the study. Plant personnel implemented and revised the QA procedures and conducted a performance audit during a 6- to 8-month period. Performance audits were also conducted at the end of the study. The report presents evaluations both of opacity CEMS reliability (i.e., accuracy, precision, and availability) and of the QA procedures that were used in the study. In summary, appropriate and effective QA procedures can be developed and implemented for a variety of opacity monitoring equipment and applications without imposing an undue burden on the monitor operators. Such procedures are inherently source- and monitor-specific. Reliable opacity monitoring data are obtained when appropriate QA procedures are implemented.
"Stationary Source Compliance Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards." "EPA project officer, John Busik." "May 1986." "EPA-340/1-86-009a." "Contract no. 68-02-3962."