Element offers a complete range of stack emissions testing, environmental inspection, and consultancy services to help organizations achieve regulatory compliance for their industrial installations.
Operators producing emissions to air from stacks and other source releases are required to comply with Emissions Limit Values (ELVs) and Quality Assurance of CEMS as specified in their regulatory monitoring requirements, such as EU Industrial Emissions (IED) & Medium Combustion Plant (MCP) Directives, US Clean Air Act, Permit & License monitoring requirements. We provide independent, accredited stack emissions testing, which is essential for all organizations that wish to meet their regulatory compliance responsibilities.
All Elements stack emissions testing services are provided in line with national legislation, and our testing and inspection services are delivered in accordance with the international standards ISO/IEC17025 and MCERTS in the UK & Ireland.
Maritime Emissions Monitoring
International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations have been tightened in recent years to limit air emissions from ships and other maritime vessels. Maritime air pollution control is now much more closely aligned with shore-based power plants and industrial sites.
Our ISO 17025 UKAS-MCERTS accredited emissions testing methods monitor maritime emissions highlighted in the MARPOL Annex VI Regulations, aimed at controlling pollutants such as NOx, SOx and CO2.
Element work in collaboration with marine fuel additive companies to provide the sector with independently verified reductions in carbon emissions and fuel consumption. We have a proven track record of successfully delivering maritime projects, and our experience of testing on ships and vessels allows us to provide the accurate advice you need.
Many facilities are required to operate under an Odour Management Plan (OMP) as part of their Environmental Permitting Regulations and to prove Compliance. Other processes may just require an assessment of the performance of odour control units or to investigate an odour complaint. Odour pollution can be complicated to assess and measure as often several substances are involved and multiple factors in play including the concentration, intensity and site specific / time dependent factors.
For Point Sources (Stacks) Odour is measured to the European Odour Standard EN 13725:2003 for which Element are UKAS Accredited. This determines the odour concentration by dynamic olfactometry, where odour is assessed from the point of view of perceptibility to human olfactory sense.
We are able to collect samples using a non-reactive material and a sampling technique which prevents potential sources of contamination. The sample is rapidly assessed by an odour panel within 30 hours of sampling. Results are then calculated in the form of European odour units, and assessment of the hedonic tone, if necessary.
Manage your testing programme online
To improve our client experience Element has developed the new e-Mission portal, which allows you to plan and track your stack emission testing programs. Find more information about our new online tool.
In addition to stack emissions testing and compliance services, Element also offers audit training; e.g., Operator Monitoring Assessment (OMA) to prepare for an Environment Agency audit visit. Audit training can help ensure your audit will be carried out effectively and efficiently, resulting in an accurate representation of the standard of self-monitoring.
The Element advantage
We are dedicated to providing complete compliance management solutions through both testing and consultancy services. Our goal is to help you achieve regulatory compliance, meet your environmental goals, prevent exposure, and support reduced emissions and improve Air Quality.
For more information about our stack emissions testing, or to know more about our MCERTS accredited stack emissions testing services, contact us today.
Our stack emissions testing and compliance services include:
- Periodic Compliance Monitoring
- CEMS Calibration & Verification
- EN 14181 QAL 2 & Annual Surveillance Test
- US EPA RATA Protocols
- Accredited Stack Emissions Testing (ISO 17025, MCERTS)
- In-House Accredited Laboratory Analysis (ISO 17025, MCERTS) of Stack Emissions Monitoring Samples
- Training (Regulatory Compliance, EN 14181)
- Investigative Testing, Process Optimization & Abatement Plant Efficiency Testing
- Process Commissioning of New Plant
- Offshore Emissions Monitoring
- Air Quality Assessment & Dispersion Modelling (Air, Noise & Odor)
- Environmental Noise Monitoring (Noise Investigation, Acoustic Camera)
- Planning & Permitting Support Services
- Dioxins and Furans Testing
We provide all types of stack emissions testing using manual reference and alternative methods, instrumental analyzers, and FTIR including;
- Particulate Matter, PM10 & PM2.5
- Combustion Gases (NOX, NO, NO2, N2O, SO2, CO, CO2, VOCs & TOC)
- Trace Pollutants (Dioxins & Furans, PCBs & PAHs, Metals & Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium)
- Acidic Gases & Vapors (HCl, HF, NH3, HCN, H2S, Sulphuric Acid Mist, Nitric Acid Vapor)
- Organic Compounds (Specific VOCs, Formaldehyde & Aldehydes, Isocyanates, Oil Mist, Tar & Bitumen Fume)
- Biogenic Fraction CO2
Element performs stack emissions testing to the following standards:
|Pollutant||European Standards||US EPA (CFR) Standards|
|Aldehydes||US EPA Method 316||US EPA Method 316|
|Biogenic Fraction CO2||EN ISO 13833|
|Carbon Dioxide||ISO 12039|
|Carbon Monoxide||EN 15058|
|Condensable VOCs||In house accredited method|
|Dioxins and Furans||EN 1948 |
|Dioxin-like PCBs ||EN 1948:4|
|Formaldehyde ||US EPA Method 316 |
|Gaseous Species by FTIR||TGN M22 (Flexible Scope)|
|Halides and Halogens ||US EPA Method 26/26A ||US EPA Method 26/26A|
|Heavy Metals||EN 14385|
|Hexavalent Chromium||EN ISO 23210|
|Homogeneity||EN 15259 |
|Hydrogen Chloride ||EN 1911 |
|Hydrogen Cyanide ||US EPA CTM 033 ||US EPA CTM 033|
|Hydrogen Fluoride||ISO 15713 |
|Hydrogen Sulphide ||US EPA Method 11 ||US EPA Method 11 |
|lsocyanates||US EPA CTM 36 |
|Mercury ||EN 13211 |
|Nitric Acid Vapour ||US EPA Method 7D |
|Nitrous Oxide ||EN ISO 21258 |
|Odor ||EN 13725 |
|Oil Mist, Tar and Bitumen Fume ||EN 13284-1 with MDHS 84 |
|Oxides of Nitrogen ||EN 14792 |
|Oxygen ||EN 14789 |
|PAHs ||ISO 11338 |
|PM10& PM2.5 ||EN ISO 23210 |
|Pressure, Temperature, and Velocity ||EN 16911-1|
|Speciated VOCs ||PD CEN/TS 13649 |
|Sulphur Dioxide ||EN 14791 |
|Sulphur Dioxide ||CEN/TS 17021 |
|Total Particulate Matter ||EN 13284-1 |
|Total VOCs (TOC) ||EN 12619 |
|Water Vapour||EN 14790|
Find out how our ambient air quality testing solutions help our customers to systematically measure the pollutant levels of their operations and minimize their impact on the environment.
Find out how we help our customers comply with all relevant UK stack emissions regulations with fugitive emissions monitoring for airborne particulates.
Find out how Element helps our customers to comply with the UK Environment Agency’s Technical Guidance Note M2 to minimize exposure to bioaerosols.
Landfill Gas Migration Monitoring
Element offers the monitoring the migration of carbon dioxide and methane from landfills to prevent a negative impact on environmental and human health.
Find out how we apply our 90 years of experience to help our customers to consistently meet the increasingly complex environmental obligations they face in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
Workplace Monitoring and Assessments
Find out we help our customers to improve indoor air quality and safety of their workplaces.
Find out how we help our customers comply with all of the relevant regulations relating to the control of hazardous substances.
Find out how we help our customers to reduce and minimize exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace.
Biogas Engine and Flare Emissions Monitoring
Find out how we help our customers with their annual monitoring of biogas engine and flare emissions from plants.
e-Mission Portal for Stack Emission Testing
Find out more about e-Mission portal, our groundbreaking industry online tool allowing you to plan and track your stack emission testing programs and trend your data.
Residence Time Verification
Find out more about our Residence Time services, offering verification of two seconds residence time within secondary combustion chambers for waste incinerators.
Biogenic Carbon 14 Emissions Monitoring
Find out more about our OFGEM approved Biogenic Carbon 14 Measurement services, used to determine the renewable energy content of waste-derived fuels.