|Opacity Reading - SMOKE SCHOOL|
Specialized School for Nonmetallic Processing Plants NSPS OOO
Typical One or Two Day Certification Program Agenda
Lecture: Includes Site Specific and/or required EPA Methods 9 and 22 information
Field Certification: Numerous Practice and Certification Runs (with additional practice within typical permit limits of 0% to 20%)
On-Site Practice VE Readings: Stressing Proper VE Techniques Practiced on Your Equipment at Your Facility
Can Provide a Customized VE Reference Notebook
Make your Staff More Knowledgeable than Regulators
Capstone has over 20 years
experience working specifically with the mining and construction
Above and beyond federal VE certification requirements, we can typically cover the following :
regulations affect you at your facility
CALL (717) 220-1143 TO SCHEDULE THE BEST QUALITY SMOKE SCHOOL AVAILABLE
We can provide a high quality smoke school closer to you, or even at your location. Obvious advantages of attending a local smoke school include: little or no travel time, significant savings in loss of production time and coverage of specific air quality topics you need to put (or keep) your staff on the same page. Call us for a cost effective training session at your facility.
Our Visible Emission (VE) Certification Program meets and exceeds EPA and Title V requirements, and is designed to instruct proper Method 9 & 22 procedures and techniques. We offer initial certification and recertification (required every 6 months). You will receive all EPA certification requirements as well as more useful practices and topics such as:
What you should know and how to work with regulatory inspectors
Practice runs at lower opacities (within typical permit conditions from 0% up to 20%
Friendly and supportive field instructions on how to be a more accurate reader
The most common mistakes made on VE reports and forms
The lecture session covers topics such as, but not limited to:
History and Legal Aspects
The field instruction program is designed to properly teach you how to calibrate your eyes to visually read specific opacity levels between 0 and 100 percent in both black and white smoke.
Special emphasis will be placed on reviewing the opacity standards (calibration points) to familiarize applicants with key opacity levels. Numerous practice runs will be performed so proper instruction can be given to applicants before qualification runs. Numerous qualification runs will be conducted for certification.
The following criteria for field certification and recertification must be met every 6 months:
50 readings per test run (one set of 25 black and one set of 25 white)
Required to pass both black and white sets on the same test run
The total error on each set can not exceed 37 (an avg. error of 7.5%)
No error in excess of 3 or 15% opacity, will be accepted on any one of the 50 readings
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL WHO PLAN TO ATTEND
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME REGISTERING FOR ANY SMOKE SCHOOL, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU SIGN UP FOR BOTH THE LECTURE AND FIELD CERTIFICATION SESSIONS. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME AT CAPSTONE’S SCHOOL, WE RECOMMEND YOU SIGN UP FOR BOTH AND SUGGEST YOU RENEW THE LECTURE SESSION EVERY TWO YEARS. FIELD RECERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED EVERY 6 MONTHS.
TO ENSURE ENROLLMENT AND PARTICIPATION, ALL REGISTRATION FORMS AND FEES MUST BE CONFIRMED BY CAPSTONE PERSONNEL VIA MAIL, FAX OR PHONE PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED SESSION.
THE LECTURE TYPICALLY STARTS AT 7:30 a.m. AND FIELD CERTIFICATION TYPICALLY RUNS FROM 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ON-SITE PRACTICE VE READINGS FROM 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PLEASE CALL (717) 220-1143 TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR AGENDA.
REGISTRATION MUST BE CANCELLED AT LEAST 5 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURSE DATE FOR A REFUND. CAPSTONE MAY CANCEL A COURSE IF ENROLLMENT IS TOO LOW.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS ORIGINALLY REGISTERED WILL BE HONORED WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION.
FIELD CERTIFICATION WILL BE CONDUCTED REGARDLESS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS, UNLESS THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE AND/ OR EQUIPMENT IS IN JEOPARDY.
CONSULT THE LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST PRIOR TO ATTENDING AND DRESS APPROPRIATELY.
RECOMMENDED COURSE SUPPLIES:
CLIMATE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING ¨
OR TRANSITION LENSES SHOULD NOT BE WORN DURING CERTIFICATION
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