The purposes of source emissions monitoring are to provide: 1) data and information from a regulated stationary source (facility) to demonstrate compliance with certain regulatory requirements, and 2) performance information to the facility operator so that corrective action can be taken, if necessary.
CEMS Technology :
For stack sampling, the US EPA isokinetic methods are used. This is in line with the DOE requirements on stack testing.
US EPA Method :-.
Isokinetic sampling is to extract the contents of the emission with the same flow rate as the flow of the stack. The initial US EPA Methods 1-4 define the conventions utilised to gather the primary information required to perform isokinetic source testing. This information includes traverse points, stack gas velocity, volumetric flow rate, moisture content, excess air and dry molecular weight of the stack emissions. This data is important for the determination of nozzle size, sampling flow rate and other parameters required to adhere to isokinetic sampling principles.