Air emissions and emission measurements
We ensure that you comply with regulatory requirements for measuring, evaluation and documentation of airborne emissions, including odour and micro pollutants.
Comply with requirements concerning environmental approval
Air emissions are subject to regulation by legislation. The environmental approval includes requirements for set up, when it comes to exhaust, measuring and reduction of air emissions and odour. In order to allow for operation, compliance is essential.
These measurements may even constitute an important parameter in a corporate environmental policy, possibly attracting environmentally conscious companies and employees. Requirements depend on the expected environmental impact of the production and the nature of your business.
Emission measurements at FORCE Technology are based on:
- many years of experience
- extensive knowledge
- meticulous planning
- high quality in performance.
We provide advice and measurements that ensure compliance. In the case of non-compliance, we can advise on how to adjust accordingly.
All-round task performance within air emissions
We ensure our customers broad-based expertise concerning air emissions during all stages, from prevention to documentation and reduction.
- advice on environmental legislation and -approval
- identification of requirements and challenges
- measurements and documentation
- Performance test on gas turbines, gas engines and diesel engines
- Marine/IMO measurements on marine engines
- Temperature and retention time measurements on boilers subject to regulatory processes of the Industrial Emission Directive
- Comparison of results of measurements on NOx, O2 and flow in compliance with NFS 2004:6 and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency handbook 2004:3
- quality assurance of automated measurement systems (AMS), including QAL2, AST and QAL3 (LINK)
- advice of emissions reduction, including odour and NOX
- calculations with dispersion models (eg. the Danish OML-model).
We strive to meet client needs at all times, which is why we create measurement programs that ensure compliance with regulatory requirements through careful planning, attractive prices and on-time delivery. We perform measurements and provide a report, ready for the authorities.
Our measurement technicians have a large amount of instruments at their disposal, including equipment for special measurements. They get support from specialist within air pollution and engineers throughout the organisation. We also work closely with our laboratory, which provide us with chemical analyses.
We are DANAK accredited in measuring and analysis within air emission and ambient air, and also serve as the National Reference Laboratory for Air Emission Monitoring in Denmark.
Planning ensures quality and minimises measurement costs
Emission measurements are planned carefully in order to meet authority conditions and requirements. We prepare a proposal where we specify the price and the task at hand. This ensures consensus on the extent of the task and prevents any unnecessary misunderstandings.
Our experienced and educated measurement technicians react promptly when measurement conditions are not met. Typically, they can correct the situation on-site to avoid repeat measurements at a later point of time. In cases of uncertainty, our team of engineers and consultants are involved. This approach ensures efficiency with regards to spent hours and extra work.
We calibrate and perform service on our measuring equipment at our own laboratory facility, according to our accreditation.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to know more about air emissions or get started with emission measurements.
- Which regulations apply to my company?
Companies are regulated in different ways.
Some are subject to an environmental permit, while others are required to comply with the rules for specific sectors, and others again are subject to requirements based on individual considerations. Whatever the circumstances, they are subject to the requirement to document compliance with emission requirements and environmental impacts (compliance with ground level limit values).
Some of the regulation is laid down in EU directives, primarily the Industrial Emissions Directive, which are fully implemented in Danish legislation. Environmental permits are often drawn up on the basis of claims.
The terms of the environmental permit or any injunction will be the applicable law for the individual company.
- How are odours measured?In contrast to most chemical pollution, odours can be registered immediately, and therefore also often lead to complaints when companies emit odours. Irrespective of whether the odour is pleasant or unpleasant, it can be experienced as nuisance by neighbours.
Odours are measured by collecting air from the source, e.g. a stack, in a bag. This air is analysed within 30 hours in an olfactometer.
The analysis is performed by an odour panel comprising a minimum of four persons in our own odour laboratory. The panellists sniff to samples which are diluted less and less, until the panellists can perceive weak odour. The degree of dilution is a measure of the odour content in the bag. The panellists’ description of the odour is noted – e.g. rotten, chemical or sweet.
How odour samples are collected and analysed is described in a European standard, EN 13.725.
monitoring is BENEFICIAL during
- regulatory requirements documentation
- applying for/auditing an environmental approval
- minimising pollution at the source
- dimensioning of purification steps or chimney height
- increased knowledge of own processes and of process changes
- identification of emission factors, e.g. emission per produced item
- Corrosion measurements: Why is your bag filter full of holes?
- Process monitoring for adjustment and optimisation of the process
- Acceptance tests or guarantee tests: Does the facility meet the required energy efficiency or cleaning efficiency?
- Emission surveys