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Environmental monitoring

Stack emissions monitoring

Accurate monitoring and characterisation

Monitoring stack emissions is important for regulatory and process control requirements. NPL has a wealth of experience in emissions monitoring and uses this experience to provide clients with assurance that the monitoring and data provided is accurate and reliable, and the reports have all the required information to meet all the MCERTS requirements. We also provide consultancy to plant operators, regulators, instrument manufacturers and the broader stack testing community to ensure monitoring is performed
safely and in compliance with all current legislation.  

Our consultants, most of whom are qualified to MCERTS Level 2 with all Technical Endorsements, have experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including petrochemical complexes, incinerators, gas turbines and boilers, power generation, pharmaceutical and energy from waste.

We are in the unique position of having close links with industry, trade associations and regulators, giving us a full understanding of your requirements. We represent the UK interests at CEN, influencing existing and developing new methods along with validating European and National standards.

Key operational features of the service include:

  • Quantification of emissions in accordance with EPR (formerly IPPC), IED, LCP and WI regulations

  • One of the largest shares in the market for the validation/calibration of continuous emission monitors (CEMS) to BS EN 14181 and BS EN 13284-2, including QAL2, AST and Linearity Testing

  • MCERTS accreditation to EN 15267-3 to meet the requirements of performance standards and test procedures for continuous emission monitoring systems (gaseous, particulate and flow-rate) in the field

  • Advice on emission abatement, process optimisation and state-of-the-art process monitoring techniques

  • Process efficiency trials (commissioning and optimisation)

  • Turbine and burner optimisation

  • Comprehensive data analysis interpretation and reporting

  • Training and guidance for operators in relation to MCERTS requirements, BS EN 14181 requirements, permitting queries and operator monitoring assessment (OMA)

  • UKAS accredited analytical laboratories for stack testing samples

  • CCSNG and UVDB verify certification.

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