How to test emission levels from air pollution control equipment
If you use air pollution control equipment, you need to ensure that the levels of air contaminants emitted by your equipment are no higher than the levels established by the updated Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. A simple, inexpensive testing procedure can help you reliably determine the emission levels of your equipment. The same procedure can be used by equipment manufacturers to determine emission levels when writing emission level guarantees for their equipment. This article first discusses the updated OSHA regulations and how they affect the dry bulk materials industry and then describes a simple, inexpensive procedure for testing air pollution control equipment.
Concerns about environmental protection and worker safety are producing today's tougher environmental regulations. Especially important to you -- and to manufacturers of air pollution control equipment -- are the updated Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] regulations on air contaminants, which went into effect on March 1, 1989. These regulations state OSHA emission level standards for air pollution control equipment.