Source emissions testing or stack testing is the process of measuring pollutant levels in waste gas streams emitted to the atmosphere. These waste gas streams can contain liquid, gas, solid, organic and inorganic pollutants. Multiple pollutants can be found in a single waste gas stream and each has it's own test method. Any industrial process that emits a waste gas stream into the atmosphere needs a permit to do so. Your permit will provide permissible limits for the various pollutants and is normally granted from The Environmental Agency or Local Authority Pollution Control (LAPC).
Some processes may require continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) whilst others would be subject to periodic testing. In both cases, independent testing is a necessary requirement of your permit. To undertake such testing in the UK, a company is required to have UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025 and CEN/TS 15675. The company and any staff undertaking the testing must also have MCERTS accreditation.
We have held UKAS accreditation for 25 years and gained MCERTS accreditation shortly after the scheme was originally introduced. Many of our engineers have been accredited to MCERTS level 2 with a full range of technical endorsements including TE1, TE2, TE3 and TE4. View our accreditations
At CES Environmental Instruments we can provide monitoring equipment, technical support and tailor tests to suit your individual needs. We test for a wide range of pollutants to the relevant international standards including:
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