Stack Sampling

Stack Sampling Workshops

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Stack sampling (or source sampling) is the process of collecting and verifying representative samples of emissions from industrial sources, including pollutant laden air/gases at the place of origin of pollutants to determine the total amount emitted to the atmosphere. Mount Royal University offers stack sampling workshops in two versions: two-day theory or five-day practical.

During the 5-day stack sampling workshop, get hands-on practical experience and knowledge of the correct procedures for extracting a representative sample form a stack or duct under normal operating conditions. Review standard testing procedures and record keeping requirements of various agencies and complete the various calculations used to determine moisture content, molecular weight, velocity and flow rates, concentration, relative accuracy and bias.

The 2-day theory based workshop focuses on the codes and methods used in stack sampling. Discuss instrumentation testing, the Alberta Stack Sampling Code, and the Alberta CEMS Code theories behind the different methods and calculations used to derive final results industry recognizes. Explore the topics of quality assurance plans and audits. Note: there are no hands-on experiences with analyzers in this workshop.

Choose the format and schedule that best suits your training needs.

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Courses and Fees

Stack Sampling

This 5-day workshop provides hands-on and in-depth experience with equipment used for Alberta Stack Sampling Code Methods 1-5 as well as 7A, 8 Constant and Methods 10 and 18. These are all wet-chemical stack test methods where samples are collected and then sent to the lab for analysis. Students also gain experience using pitot tubes for calculating flow rates and mass emissions and work through the various calculations to determine concentration, moisture content, velocity, volumetric flow and mass emissions.

  • Day 1 start the week with a pre-test, orifice calibration and chapter 1
  • Day 2 focuses on Methods 1 - 4, pitot tube calibration, dry gas meter calibration and calculations
  • Day 3 continue with Method 5, isokinetic test run and calculations
  • Day 4 review the Alberta CEMS Code (draft 2018), RATA and CGA calculations, and test methods
  • Day 5 finish with audit and errors, QAPs, and a final exam

Throughout the course, the group will discuss instrumentation testing and the various codes for this in Alberta.

Note: Fee includes non-refundable $50 deposit.
Course materials: Alberta Stack Sampling Code (available from Open Alberta) and Alberta CEMS Code (available from Open Alberta). Students are encouraged to bring a printed copy to class. Please also bring a standard calculator.

Subject (for registration):
Environmental Training

Subject code: XENV 30001 35 Hours $1,109 + GST Next offered in Spring 2021

 


Stack Sampling Theory

The two-day workshop is tailored for people who need some knowledge of stack sampling, but may not carry out the sampling themselves. This workshop focuses on the codes and methods used in stack sampling, with particular emphasis on the Alberta Stack Sampling Code and the Alberta CEMS Code. Learn the theory and calculations behind the methods commonly used for stack sampling programs, including demonstrations of the different sampling methods and techniques. 

Thoughout the course, the group will discuss instrumentation testing and the various codes for this in Alberta, however we do not provide any hands-on experience with analyzers in this course.

  • Day 1 features in-depth discussions on the Alberta Stack Sampling Code, including theories behind the different methods and the calculations used to derive final results that industry receives. Day one also features demonstrations with the sampling equipment as well as discussions on stack sampling QA/QC.
  • Day 2 focuses on the Alberta CEMS Code and includes discussions about code requirements, CEMS test methods, quality assurance plans and audits. Day two also features calculation reviews for Relative Accuracy Test Audits and Cylinder Gas Audits.

Note: Fee includes non-refundable $50 deposit.
Course materials: Alberta Stack Sampling Code (available from Open Alberta) and Alberta CEMS Code (available from Open Alberta). Students are encouraged to bring a printed copy to class. Please also bring a standard calculator.

Subject (for registration): Environmental Training

Subject code: XENV 30013 15 Hours $659 + GST Next offered in Spring 2021


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For information about these workshops:
cebusiness@mtroyal.ca
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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