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BOILERS & GENERATORS

Air Techniques is a regional leader in the testing of boilers and generators. Our testing experience for these sources is unmatched.

From small package boilers to large power boilers, Air Techniques has the experience required to complete the testing of your boiler. We are routinely involved in boiler projects where coal, natural gas, wood, diesel fuel, and other various fuels are used and know the specific emissions and testing challenges involved with of these fuel types. As a leader in CEMS and PEMS installations, Air Techniques can also assist with any continuous monitoring needs that a boiler system may require.

Emergency generators are another source type that Air Techniques has obtained a wealth of testing experience. The metro Atlanta area is home to some of the largest data facilities in the United States. These companies are relying on Air Techniques to conduct the emissions testing of their generators. Our trained staff has experience with the different challenges associated with catalysts and urea-inject SCR systems that are frequently used to control emissions from these units. Just as important as the sample collection, Air Techniques is also adept at coordinating with the client to insure that these generators are tested at the proper load levels, while maintaining the appropriate power to these all-important data centers.

An additional service that Air Techniques provides to our boiler and generator clients is the annual NOX monitoring that is required for most units in the Atlanta area. Air Techniques will coordinate with the client to insure that the appropriate NOX emission measurements are taken at the beginning of Ozone Season (May 1 – September 30) each year.

 

INCINERATORS / OXIDIZERS

Many manufacturing and processing facilities make use of oxidizer systems to control hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), NOx, and CO emissions. For over twenty years, Air Techniques has worked with these facilities and the oxidizer manufacturers to collect precise oxidizer emissions data.

Air Techniques has an extensive list of thermal oxidizer testing projects. These projects have ranged from the wood products industry, to printing, to automotive manufacturing, and wire coating industries. Our vast testing experience, combined with our long term relationships with several thermal oxidizer manufacturers, gives Air Techniques a decided edge when it comes to monitoring thermal oxidizer emissions.

Additionally, Air Techniques has been involved with numerous catalytic oxidizer testing projects. The baking industry, in particular, uses this technology to control their ethanol emissions. These well known baking companies are relying on Air Techniques, as we are one of the few testing companies that have successfully completed numerous projects using the CTM-042 test method that is required for these facilities.

 

WOOD PRODUCTS

For over twenty years, Air Techniques has been a regional leader in monitoring emissions for the wood products industry.

Air Techniques has conducted countless compliance testing projects of the emissions generated from RTOs, wet ESPs, bio-scrubbers, and cyclones. Our compliance testing experiences range from the typical particulate, total VOC, NOX, and CO emissions to the more source specific formaldehyde, MDI, and other HAPs emissions. Additionally, Air Techniques has also been involved with several projects related to the plywood and composite wood products (PCWP) MACT.

Through our experience with this particular industry, we have developed a thorough knowledge of the various wood production processes and the resultant emissions. In addition to the compliance testing projects, Air Techniques has conducted numerous engineering studies of the various process components in this industry. We have conducted emissions monitoring of heat sources and wood dryers to assist our clients in maximizing production, while minimizing emissions. Air Techniques has also conducted countless inlet/outlet type projects in order to evaluate the control efficiency of various RTOs, wet ESPs, and bio-scrubbers used by the wood products industry.

 

PARTICULATE CONTROL

Air Techniques has the knowledge and experience necessary to complete any particulate emissions testing project that you may have. Whether the emission testing is for EPA compliance or for your own internal engineering purposes, Air Techniques has the ability to complete your testing project efficiently and accurately.

Air Techniques has experience testing a wide variety of particulate control devices including baghouses, multiclones, cyclones, wet scrubbers, venturi scrubbers, and electrostatic precipitators (ESP). We have also worked closely with equipment manufacturers to collect particle size data for these particulate control devices. Air Techniques has worked with the asphalt, mineral processing, wood products, fiberglass insulation, foundries, and asphalt shingle roofing industries to provide accurate and reliable particulate emission data. Our experienced personnel is invaluable when it comes to testing challenging gas streams that may be cyclonic or contain high moisture or heavy particulate.

Another advantage of using Air Techniques is that the lab analysis required for particulate sampling is done in-house. Our lab is accredited by the State of Louisiana, Department of Environmental Quality to perform the required particulate analysis. You have the assurance of knowing that your particulate samples will always be in our possession and will not be handed over to a shipping company or outside lab. For more information about our accredited laboratory click here.

 

ADDITIONAL SOURCES

As the technology of environmental control systems continues to improve, Air Techniques has continued to grow and improve, as well. If a new state-of-the art control device has been introduced, you can be assured that Air Techniques will be prepared to assist you in monitoring its emissions.

Air Techniques was recently chosen to complete the first emissions test of the largest bio-scrubber in the United States. This bio-scrubber was installed at a wood products facility to control HAPs and comply with the plywood and composite wood products (PCWP) MACT standard. The trust was put in Air Techniques to provide the initial test results for this bio-scrubber system.

Air Techniques has also conducted extensive testing of countless incineration systems. These range from medical waste incinerators to sludge incinerators. Due to the wide range of materials that are often incinerated at these facilities, trace metals and dioxins/furans emissions are often measured from these incinerator exhausts. Air Techniques can be trusted to complete these challenging test methods efficiently and with the accurate results that you require.