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Main Title Survey of transmissometers used in conducting visible emissions training courses /
Author Osborne, Michael C. ; Midgett., M. Rodney
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Midgett, M. R.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-4-78-023
Stock Number PB-283 643
OCLC Number 41808327
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Gas detectors ; Transmissometers ; Quality assurance ; Visibility ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Surveys ; Education ; Specifications ; Inspection ; Air pollution detection ; Procedures ; EPA method 9
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-4-78-023 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/15/2012
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-78-023 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-4-78-023 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/24/2020
ESAD  EPA 600-4-78-023 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-283 643 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 39 pages
The Quality Assurance Branch (QAB) of the Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory has undertaken the task of evaluating the transmissometers that are currently being used in visible emissions training programs. The criteria used in the evaluation were the design and performance specifications for smoke meters promulgated in the November 12, 1974, Federal Register. Sixteen 'smoke schools' from EPA Regions 1-8 participated in the survey which was performed between April 21, 1977, and August 2, 1977. Results of the survey showed that only half of the transmissometers which were evaluated met all of the design and performance specifications. A lack of operator understanding and familiarity with smoke generators was a contributing factor among those units that failed to meet the requirements. A list of recommendations are, also, included for a five-phase special study that would attempt to improve the training program for smoke inspectors.
"March 1978." "EPA-600/4-78-023"--Cover.