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Main Title Evaluation of the High Volume Collection System (HVCS) for quantifying fugitive organic vapor leaks
Author Ringler, Eric S.
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Masser, Charles C.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Chapel Hill, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA-600/R-95-167; EPA-68-D2-0062
Stock Number PB96-136395
OCLC Number 49622498
Additional Subjects Air pollution detection ; Leak detection ; Collecting methods ; Natural gas distribution systems ; Gas pipelines ; Gas detectors ; Leaks ; Vapors ; Emissions ; Flame ionization ; Field tests ; Laboratory tests ; Performance evaluation ; Bias ; Quality assurance ; Fugitive emissions ; Volatile organic compounds ; Emission rates ; HVCS(High-Volume Collection System)
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EKB Library's copy also contains a memorandum dated May 24, 1996 concerning Background Data for ETI Verification Activities. Library's copy also contains a copy of a technical paper titled: "Field Assessment of New Method for Estimating Emission Rates from Volume Sources Using Open-Path FTIR Spectroscopy" from The Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association Volume 46, February 1996, pages 159-171.
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EKBD  EPA-600/R-95-167 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/19/2002
NTIS  PB96-136395 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report discusses a recently developed measurements technique that offers the potential for providing an easy-to-use and cost-effective means to directly measure organic vapor leaks. The method, called the High Volume Collection System (HVCS), uses a high volume sampling device and a portable flame ionization detector (FID) for field analysis. The HVCS can obtain direct measurements of mass emission rates without the need for tenting and bagging. This study of HVCS method performance included both field and laboratory testing. Laboratory evaluation of HVCS results closely matched EPA method results with a difference in total measured emissions of only about 3%.
EPA Project Officer: Charles C. Masser. "November 1995." "EPA-600/R-95-167." Includes bibliographical references. Task final report. Prepared for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division by Southern Research Institute.