NOx Correlation Testing Checklist
Facilities have in-house procedures for NOx Correlation Testing, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency. As with all procedures, preparation for NOx Correlation Testing is extremely important. Use this pre-testing checklist for assistance.
What is NOx Correlation Testing?
High levels of NOx can have a negative effect on vegetation by making it more susceptible to disease and frost damage. When NOx reacts with other pollutants in the presence of sunlight, it forms ozone. Ozone at high concentrations also damages vegetation.
Facilities have in-house procedures for NOx Correlation Testing, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read the EPA Guide to NOx: Why and How They are Controlled for more information. Facilities typically perform the testing every five years.
NOx Correlation Pre-Testing Activities: A Checklist
NOx Correlation Testing Conclusion
The National Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) defines levels of air quality that are necessary, with a reasonable margin of safety, to protect public health (primary standard) and public welfare (secondary standard) from any known or anticipated adverse effects of pollution. NOx Testing is important to safety and compliance with the EPA’s guidelines. By following the helpful pre-testing advance above and using a Data Acquisition System like StackVision or Prism, facilities can ensure a smooth and successful testing run. ESC Spectrum also provides a wide variety of CEMS services and maintenance, including Stack Testing. Contact us to discuss your needs.
Interested in learning more about NAAQS regulations and staying in compliance? Read our Definitive Guide to Air Emissions Regulations.