Maintaining CMS Compliance and Reducing Unnecessary Downtime

Posted on April 18, 2018

Continuous monitoring systems (CMS) can be required by federal law or by facility permits to continuously monitor specified emissions.

We will touch on two types of CMS, continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) and continuous opacity monitoring system (COMS). As defined by the EPA, “A CEMS is the total equipment necessary for the determination of a gas or particulate matter concentration or emission rate using pollutant analyzer measurements and a conversion equation, graph, or computer program to produce results in units of the applicable emission limitation or standard.” COMS is relatively the same but monitoring percent opacity rather than a gas pollutant.

With a target of 100% uptime, maintaining compliance with a system such as this can, at times, be exhausting. There are a few conditions that can make this task a smoother process and reduce downtime.

This is a very brief overview of tips to maintain CMS compliance and reduce unnecessary downtime. If you have questions or concerns about your CEMS and COMS, please contact E360 today to see what we can do to help you reach 100% uptime.

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