Trial Burns
Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Connecticut
Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Maine-1
Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Maine-2
Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Maine-3



Trial Burns

APCC has performed trial burn programs for clients firing hazardous waste and tires as fuels in a number of cement manufacturing facilities and an expanded aggregate kiln. These projects involved air and hazardous waste permitting; process operational parameter measurements for permit verification; Trial Burn Program and Protocol preparation (requiring negotiations with the federal and state regulatory agencies); BACT analyses and air pollution control engineering; start-up and shake-down of air pollution control device; preparation of the facility for the trial burn program. Complete continuous emission monitoring, system installation, start-up, and CEMS Performance Specification Testing was performed, as well as determinations of PCDD/PCDF, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, metals, particulate, and HCl.

Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Connecticut

APCC performed the annual Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) for multiple Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) operating at the inlets and outlets of the air pollution control systems serving three waste fuel combustors of a major Connecticut waste-to-energy facility. Each CEMS included Sulfur Dioxide (SO
2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and Oxygen (O2) analyzers. This facility processes municipal solid waste (MSW) into refuse derived fuel (RDF). The RDF is combusted in three refuse fired boilers with a maximum power output of 65 MW. Each boiler is rated to treat 750 tons per day (tpd) of municipal waste. The units were equipped with Spray Dryer Absorbers (SDA) for the reduction of SO2. Each system is also equipped with a fabric filter baghouse for removal of particulate, before exhausting to atmosphere via a common stack.

Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Maine-1

APCC performed quarterly Opacity Audits and annual RATA on the O
2, SO2, NOx, and CO CEMS for a power plant equipped with two Babcock-Wilcox solid fuel boilers each rated to deliver superheat steam at 105,000 lbs/hr, 650 psig, and 750°F. The boilers burn Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) or wood chips as the main fuel source. Natural gas or No. 2 fuel oil is used as auxiliary fuel. The boilers exhaust emissions are sent through a series of pollution control equipment and discharged into a common stack. The steam is used to drive a General Electric (GE) impulse turbine which turns a 22 megawatt (MW) electric generator.

Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Maine-2

APCC performed a Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) annual Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) on the Sulfur Dioxide (SO
2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Oxygen (O2) CEMS for a facility operating two Laurent Bouillet excess air refractory type oscillating combustion trains exhausting through a combined stack. Each train has a designed feed rate of 100 tons per day (tpd). Municipal waste is dumped on the facility's tipping floor and transferred to the refuse holding pit where one of two refuse cranes feeds two chutes leading to each combustion cell. A ram feeder pushes the refuse onto an oscillating combustion cell. where the refuse is burned.

Relative Accuracy Test Audits - Maine-3

APCC performed a Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) annual Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) on the Sulfur Dioxide (SO
2), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Oxygen (O2) CEMS for a facility operating two boilers with a common stack. This waste-to-energy plant processes municipal solid waste (MSW) into refuse derived fuel (RDF). The RDF is combusted in two 180 MMBtu/hr boilers. Wood is also combusted as a supplementary fuel.




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