Where monitoring of an emission point is required, this is often referred to as stack monitoring. Typically, such monitoring is carried out on boiler stacks, exhausts from printers, discharges from bag filters and thermal oxidisers. Where emission levels exceed limits, air dispersion modeling may be necessary to ensure there is no detrimental effect on ambient air quality.
An important change in Ireland from the start of 2014 is the EPA requirement that stack monitoring of IPPC and Waste licensed sites to be undertaken by organisations accredited to ISO17025. Environmental Efficiency will be offering a fully compliant ISO17025 stack monitoring service from the start of 2014.
Where workers are exposed to dusts and vapours then occupational monitoring is necessary to ensure that the concentrations are below the published Occupation Exposure Limits (OELs) and Short Term Exposure Limits (STEL).
Ambient air monitoring is sometimes necessary to show that local air quality is not adversely affected. Ambient monitoring includes dust deposition, PM10, SOx and NOx
Environmental Efficiency can undertake all air monitoring requirements including stack monitoring, boiler monitoring, ambient and occupational monitoring, please Contact Us for details
Monitoring and Analysis Overview