VIM Technologies has recently announced four upcoming training courses that will take place between March and September of 2022. Registration is available for each of the two one-day courses for $399, while the three-day training sessions require a $599 registration fee. Due to ongoing health precautions, all of VIM Technologies’ training courses are being offered virtually. Read more »
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has amended CEMS Rule 218 Continuous Emissions Monitoring and adopted new Rule 218.2 CEMS: General Provisions and Rule 218.3 CEMS: Performance Specifications.
The amended Rule 218 and the new Rules 218.2 and 218.3 provide specifications for both former RECLAIM CEMS that are previously certified according to the RECLAIM program, as well as non-RECLAIM CEMS that are previously certified according to Rules 218 and 218.1.Read more »
UPDATE: AEP Issues June 18, 2021 Memo
On June 18, 2021, AEP released a memorandum which states that previous authorizations to deviate from the 1998 CEMS Code apply specifically to the 1998 Code. Affected sources should work with their approval coordinator to have any such deviation(s) authorized prior to January 1, 2022. The installation requirements specified in the 2021 CEM Code apply to new installations, “therefore existing authorizations to deviate which are based on physical installation requirements (i.e., sampling location) may remain.”Read more »
As a follow-up to the April 27 webinar, AEP issued the 2021 CEMS Code Questions and Responses on May 5, 2021. AEP also posted a recording of the April 27th webinar. A copy of the latest Q&A document is available here.
On April 7, 2021, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) finalized the 2021 Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) Code. The 2021 Alberta CEMS Code becomes effective on or before January 1, 2022, to provide affected units the flexibility to comply with the new Code prior to the effective date. Otherwise, the 1998 CEMS Code will remain in effect until December 31, 2021.
A copy of the 2021 CEMS Code is available here. Supporting documents are available at www.alberta.ca/continuous-emissions-monitoring.aspx.
AEP is hosting a Revised CEMS Code Information Webinar on April 27, 2021, to provide information and to field questions concerning the 2021 CEMS Code. The webinar will include changes from the 1998 CEMS Code and changes made from draft 2. Click here to register for the Revised CEMS Code Information Webinar.
VIM Technologies is in high gear and getting ready to release the CEMLink6 Excel Add-In – a CEMLink6 tool designed to reduce the challenges associated with assembling and populating CEDRI reporting.
Over the last four years, PC MACT affected facility managers have witnessed the EPA change its demand regarding CEDRI reporting formats and requirements numerous times. The most recent change took effect on September 24, 2020, discontinuing the web format and replacing it with a new, consolidated, Excel spreadsheet template. The change effectively mandates all PC MACT sources to use the latest Excel template in the upcoming reporting period.
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Updated Original Post Dated: April 3, 2019
A Data Acquisition System (DAS) is a crucial tool for gathering and analyzing your plant’s compliance data. When it comes to ensuring environmental compliance, DO NOT take any chances that could lead to fines or enforcement. Here are 5 key assessments you NEED to consider when evaluating your current compliance system(s). The right solution can maximize your company’s environmental compliance while significantly reducing risk.Read more »
On October 13, 2020, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) published a second draft of the 1998 Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) Code. On the same day, AEP hosted a webinar to provide information concerning the proposed revisions to the CEMS Code. AEP intends to issue the final CEMS Code after January 1, 2021 and the CEMS Code would tentatively become effective on January 1, 2022. A copy of the draft CEMS Code, supporting documents as well as a recording of the AEP webinar is available at www.alberta.ca/continuous-emissions-monitoring.aspx. A brochure summarizing the significant revisions to the CEMS code is available here.
Maintaining high productivity levels at work can be challenging. Luckily, the CEMLink system offers features that allow users to be more efficient than ever. One such feature is the CEMLink Welcome screen.Read more »
VIM Technologies recognizes the complications that come with managing a Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) and Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS) with limited resources. Outside of our flagship products CEMLink 6 and COMPAS, designed specifically for the collection, monitoring, management, and reporting of plant emission data; we are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve systems management for our clients and colleagues. Here are five tips our team has put together for combating resource challenges at your workplace:
A CEMS percent monitor availability (PMA) is a key component in determining how well a CEMS program is performing. If the PMA is below 95%, you may face consequences like additional reporting requirements for Part 60 facilities and more punitive data substitution values for Part 75 facilities.
Below, we detail 6 strategies you can implement to help you increase the CEMS PMA and reduce potential reporting and data replacement consequences.
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