Following an extensive review
of the demand for air monitoring in Ireland, Environmental Efficiency
can now offer to undertake all air monitoring required by IPPC and
Waste Licence operators.
This covers monitoring campaigns of boilers for efficiency,
SOx, NOx and particulates,
FID monitoring of thermal oxidisers, monitoring of stacks for VOCs
and MDI through to dioxins and furans - and everything in between.
Environmental Efficiency’s air monitoring technicians
all have Safe Pass certification plus MCERTS accreditation. In addition,
all staff members have had extensive inhouse training on all aspects
of air monitoring and reporting of results.
The company's headquarters in Bray, Co. Wicklow
has an extensive range of air monitoring equipment, media
and reagents in stock. This includes isokinetic sampling trains
with a range of heated and unheated probes, Pitot tubes, FIDs,
Flue Gas Analysers, impingers, landfill gas analysers, Bergerhoff
Dust Gauges and SKC pumps.
Where the parameter being monitored is less frequently encountered
- such as dioxins or furans - Environmental Efficiency will
bring in its partner, Redwing Environmental, to undertake
the monitoring. Redwing Environmental has MCERTS accreditation
for dioxins and furans - thus supplementing Environmental
Efficiency’s capabilities. This partnership allows Environmental
Efficiency to offer the full range of monitoring with one
point of contact, one purchase order and at a lower overall
cost to the client.
One recent change to air monitoring required by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is that all reporting should
be to EPA standard AG2. This requires a significant amount of information
to be presented in a standardised format, including the uncertainty
of measurement. This effectively ends the option of clients writing
their own air monitoring reports based on Certificate of Analysis
issued by a sub contract lab. Environmental Efficiency now provides
reports fully compliant with this new requirement at no extra cost.
Where monitoring shows that one or more emission limits
have been breached, Environmental Efficiency can advise on steps
to resolve the problem. The company is able to do this, as - besides
carrying out air monitoring - Environmental Efficiency also offers
engineering consultancy. Trained staff can advise on changes to
processes, possible abatement strategies or undertake air dispersion
modelling to determine whether there is any adverse environmental
impact. Having its own Mechanical and Process engineers on its staff
enables this consultancy to be offered - again with one point of
|In addition to stack monitoring, Environmental
Efficiency also undertakes occupational air monitoring and ambient
monitoring for a wide range of substances.
The company has a full stock of equipment - plus stocks of the
required media - to cover all UK and Irish HAS methods.
This means that Environmental Efficiency consultants can be
on site at short notice where there are problems.
Where occupational air monitoring indicates there
are problems with the Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) being exceeded,
Environmental Efficiency can advise as to how to proceed.
One significant advantage of using Environmental Efficiency
- and one that is often cited by clients - is that Environmental
Efficiency is not just an air monitoring organisation, but a full
service environmental and engineering consultancy. This means that
it can also advise on how to reduce the level of occupational exposure.
Possible options may include assessment of the effectiveness of
any air extraction system (often referred to as Local Exhaust Ventilation)
with recommendations as to changes required, substitution of hazardous
substances with less hazardous substances, limiting operator exposure
- or, as a last resort, improved PPE.
For any query regarding air monitoring, call Bob Sutcliffe
at Environmental Efficiency -
Tel: 01 276 1428 - or email: [email protected].
For additional information regarding air monitoring, visit the company's
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