Course Outline

In the early 1970’s, after extensive research on the cause and effect of air pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency was formed. During the introduction of the EPA, New Source Performance Standards were adopted with approved techniques and procedures for industrial sites to adhere by.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and terminology definitions
  • History of Opacity
  • Principles and applicability of Visible Emissions Evaluation
  • Planning and Procedures
  • Documentation
  • Fugitive Emissions
  • Steam Plumes
  • Common field viewing problems

7:45 AM

If attending the Classroom Lecture portion, please arrive at this time.

8:00 AM

EPA Method 9 Classroom Lecture begins.

9:45 AM

If attending the Field Test Portion, please arrive at this time.

10:00 AM

Check-in / instructions

10:05 AM

White smoke opacity familiarization

10:15 AM

Run #1; 25 readings of white smoke

10:30 AM

Attendance Form Completion

10:40 AM

Black smoke opacity familiarization

10:50 AM

Run #1; 25 readings of black smoke

11:05 AM

Test form grading / if pass, training is concluded / if fail, Run #2 repeat reading

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