Industry first for Enviro technology's continuous emissions monitoring systems
19 April 2011, News release from Enviro Technology Services Plc
Air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology, have achieved an industry first becoming the only UK supplier of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to meet the new, revised MCERTS certification version 3.3 for performance standards and test procedures.
As part of stringent UK and European regulations, industrial companies regulated by the Environment Agency are required to measure emissions from their chimney-stacks, flues and ducts. Continuous, careful monitoring of these emissions ensures that the environment is properly protected and helps companies manage their impact on the environment.
Under the recently renewed MCERTS certification for CEMS, the permitted levels allowed for certain gases have been tightened considerably for plants registered under the large Combustion Plants Directive (LCPD) and Waste Incineration Directive (WID).
A key element of the revised MCERTS certification is that uncertainty budgets should now be at least 25% below the maximum permissible uncertainty specified in applicable regulations. This tightening of uncertainty budgets is applicable during lab and field testing but reverts back to existing uncertainty budgets following installation to allow for any errors in the installation process.
Enviro Technology's Opsis AR600 and AR650 products are the first continuous emissions monitoring systems that meet the stricter emissions criteria and exceed the new revised MCERTS standard. The Opsis products are market leading, DOAS cross-duct systems and are low maintenance, non-extractive, multi-gas measurement instruments that gauge stack gases directly without any contact as they pass through the stack.
This ensures Enviro Technology's CEMS deliver high reliability and maximum customer value and benefits, including the minimum of operator maintenance.
Enviro Technology's Sales and Marketing Director Duncan Mounsor said: "The revision of the MCERTS performance standards and test procedures for CEMS has to be a good thing for the industry ensuring that process operators continually strive to improve their performance and work on reducing their emissions levels. MCERTS certification has an important role to play in raising industry standards and ensuring CEMS suppliers pursue a process of continuous improvement.
"It is extremely gratifying to be the first specialist CEMS supplier in the UK to meet the very high, exacting standards of MCERTS revised 3.3 certification scheme. It is only a matter of time before the European Union tightens pollution limits further and the CEMS industry need to ensure it has the systems in place to help businesses and industries comply with what is an ever changing regulatory framework."
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