An Inside Look at Ethanol Regulations in the CEMS World

ethanol plant emitting pollution for part 60 regulations

The 2007 EPA 40 CFR Part 60 permits’ rule about chemical process plants changed ethanol regulations for CEMS. After 15 years since this rule change, it could be time to update your ethanol plant’s emission monitoring system and possibly look for a DAS that helps comply with 40 CFR Part 60 regulations.

Don’t Skip The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

Don't Skip the FAT

The purpose of a FAT is to verify that equipment/software for a new project is working properly prior to installation. While FATs are not required, they are certainly a very important step in ensuring a successful project.

Reporting Month: Key Air Compliance Lessons Learned

air compliance lessons learned

Once the fourth quarter’s reporting window has closed, there is finally an opportunity to reflect on the past year. We compiled a list of air compliance lessons learned, based on customers’ feedback.

RATA Load Analysis Errors and How to Avoid Them

RATA Load Analysis

Load Analysis Errors are usually discovered after a RATA test has been conducted and can lead to hundreds of hours of invalid data. To avoid this error at your facility, learn about some of our best practices to consider when planning your next RATA test.

Air Compliance Reporting: January is the Busiest Month of the Year

January is the busiest month for air compliance reporting

January is the busiest time of the year in the CEMS world for many reasons. The holiday season interrupts the day-to-day life and makes preparation for future activities more difficult. On top of that, January isn’t just a reporting month, but the reporting month; not only do you have to prepare quarterly reports, but also semiannual monitoring reports for Title V operating periods, and annual compliance reports. For most of the people involved in preparing and submitting these series of reports exhale a big breath of relief when it is finally done — but what’s next?

CEMS Data Review Checklists

CEMS Data Review Checklists

January is the perfect time for organizing – from straightening your closet to cleaning up your desktop to following resolutions to stay on top of reviewing your CEMS data. There are many data points to track at different times of the year. To help make this process easier, we’ve created a series of CEMS Data Review Checklists to keep it all straight.

ESC Spectrum Expands Product and Service Offerings, Testing Capabilities, Regional Reach with Acquisition of Monitoring Solutions

Monitoring Solutions Acquisition

ESC Spectrum, an industry leader in air emissions monitoring and compliance, has acquired Monitoring Solutions, further growing the company’s footprint in the Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) market. The acquired company will operate as Monitoring Solutions, an ESC Spectrum Company. Monitoring Solutions has been helping customers meet demands for air pollution monitoring and reporting due to Part 60 and Part 75 regulatory requirements since 1997.