The HCL task group was set up for Equipment Suppliers, Process operators, Test House’s and regulators to discuss the topic of failures of QAL2 and AST failures relating especially to HCl and SO2.
The group has also discussed the following and have created industry guidance on the subject:
Cold spots (installation of CEMs and setup of SRM)
Heated probes / lines with cold areas due to t/c position
Contamination of lines (especially from gas validations using dry gases)
Pacification times for SRM kit
Interferences (Specifically Water and Ammonia)
Build on filters
Effect of stack temp etc
Reliability of SRM method
Suitable heated probes and filters inc filter materials
Understanding difference in the way SRM and CEMs are setup to cope with interferences
Suitability of wet validation systems on site
Health & Safety task group
The safety of those undertaking stack emission monitoring has always been a driving force within the Source Testing Association and the Health and Safety Task Group is the focus of this work. Since its inception those involved in this group have strived to produce guidance to the industry on safe working practices and the implementation of safety legislation.
Quality and Technical task group
The Quality and Technical task group specifically addresses those issues relating to improving the value and reliability of the results we provide to our customers as stack testers. The topics routinely discussed include proficiency testing (PT) schemes, relevant CEN standards and EA method implementation documents,
Process Operators task group
The Process Operators Task Group generally meet three times a year in conjunction with the other groups to review developments in legislation and standards and to share practical experience of continuous monitoring, quality assurance and related issues, such as permitting and reporting.
Equipment suppliers task group
Representing the manufacturers and distributors of particulate and gas CEMs, portable instrumentation, sampling equipment and calibration gas suppliers, the group focuses on being a focal point on regulatory, certification and standards issues relevant to emissions monitoring with particular focus on technical issues.
Small business task group
Small businesses are innovative, enterprising and flexible. According to the Federation of Small Businesses they account for 51% of private sector turnover, 59% of the private sector work force and 60% of all commercial innovations.
EN14181 task group
This group representing, process operators, regulators, test houses, suppliers of CEMs and consultants is focused on developing additional practical guidance and work protocols. The intention is to build on the pragmatic UK approach to EN-14181, the task group has been focusing on:
Low Particulate Task group
The LPM task group has been set up to investigate measurement techniques at low particulate concentrations including non-isokinetic. The TG has been looking at monitoring technologies and the application of EN 13284-1 with respect to low level concentrations as well as current instrumental and future technologies.
HCL Task Group
The HCL task group was set up for Equipment Suppliers, Process operators, Test House’s and regulators to discuss the topic of failures of QAL2 and AST failures relating especially to HCl and SO2. The group has also discussed the following and have created industry guidance on the subject:
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