CEMS Training Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

The Inaugural CEMS Academy Training Workshop Shares An Exciting Approach To Learning About Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS).

The inaugural CEMS Academy Training Workshop kicked off with the Welcome Reception the evening of March 30.  The CEMS Academy is instructed and sponsored by VIM Technologies, Air Hygiene, Inc., Universal Analyzers, and STI CEMS.  The reception was an excellent opportunity to meet and network with several engineering and environmental professionals before the training the following day.

The full-day training was held at the beautiful Air Hygiene, Inc. facility in Tulsa, OK on March 31. During the first session, attendees began with Regulatory Basis and Source Obligation. The focus included outlining the significance of the training, the various regulations, who is impacted, and the approaches to  compliance. Bob Bertik, VP of Sales & Marketing at Universal Analyzers, broke down the Monitoring Hardware Fundamentals by providing a detailed look at various components that make up continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS). Tom Graham, Director of Air Hygiene University at Air Hygiene, Inc. enlightened all with Stack Testing Profiling while giving an in-depth look at pre-CEMs stack testing and what it is comprised of. Wade Day, Founder & President of STI CEMS,  wrapped up the morning session with the CEMS Integration Basics.

A catered midday meal on-site allowed everyone to interact with one another and continue individual discussions touching on each attendee’s unique interest and experience.  After lunch, everyone was invited to tour the state-of-the-art Air Hygiene facility. The afternoon sessions continued with a look into the data collection and reporting functionality of the CEMS or the Data Acquisition System (DAS). Once all the components of the CEMS had been covered the focus moved to certifying the CEMS, and the keys to a successful RATA test. CEMS Component Level Tips & Tricks and CEMS Maintenance Best Practices finished off an immersive day of CEMS training. The significant interaction and participation among the attendees throughout the day brought great energy, humor, and meaningful discussions around real-life situations.

VIM Technologies would like to thank everyone who took part in making the inaugural CEMS Academy Training Workshop a success. Thank you to Air Hygiene for hosting, and to all the attendees for their participation in creating such a fun learning environment. Join us for another innovative day of training at the upcoming class in Kansas City on June 16th hosted by Power Engineers. Hope to see you there!