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March 2013 CEMS A to Z Part 9
March 2013
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March 2012 Newsletter New COMS QA/QC Regs
March 2012

Effective April 16th of this year the Federal government is implementing changes to the 40 CFR 60 regs with regared to Continuous Opacity Monitoring Systems QA/QC procedures. These regs will affect nearly everyone with a compliance COMS.

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September 2011 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 8
September 2011

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and troubleshooting topics.

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March 2011 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 7
March 2011

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and troubleshooting topics.

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September 2010 Newletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 6
September 2010

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and troubleshooting topics.

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March 2010 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 5
March 2010

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and troubleshooting topics.

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December 2009 Special GHG Newsletter
January 2010

This special issue contains summary information on the newly enacted GHG Reporting Rule.

GHG Monitoring starts January 1, 2010. Your GHG Monitoring Plan, describing the monitoring protocols and equipment used to perform the monitoring, is also required to be in place by January 1, 2010.

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October 2009 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 4
October 2009

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and troubleshooting topics.

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April 2009 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 3
March 2009

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and troubleshooting topics.

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January 2009 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 2
January 2009

This issue continues our presentation of a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more - including maintenance and trouble-shooting topics.

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August 2008 Newsletter CEMS A to Z Pt. 1
August 2008

Over the course of the next several newsletters, we will be presenting a comprehensive look at CEMS from beginning to end, with descriptions and details on a variety of components including the probe, umbilical, sample conditioning system, analyzers and more. Maintenance and trouble- shooting topics also be discussed.

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December 2007 Newsletter Improving Sample Moisture Removal
December 2007

A typical extraction CEMS uses a thermo-electric (TE) type sample conditioning system for removing sample moisture prior to introdcution into the analyzers. An aging system and/or changing stack conditions can sometimes lead to problems with moisture removal. Following are a few things that can be done to increase the efficiency of a TE moisture removal system.

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February 2007 Newsletter Saving Drierite
December 2007

Nearly every CEMS that utilizes a NOx analyzer has a drierite canister connected to the analyzer purge connection. In climates where the humidity can get very high, a user can go through a lot of Drierite in the most humid seasons.

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April 2006 Newsletter Analyzer upgrade
October 2006

As more and more CEMS age, one of the most common upgrades is analyzer replacement. Just last year a leading supplier of CEMS analyzers discontinued support of all their older generation analyzers prompting the need for 100’s of users to upgrade so as to maintain their systems’ reliability and the ability to receive support and
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February 2003 Newsletter Ammonia Scrubber for Dilution Probe
October 2006

Ammonia is becoming a very common topic when discussing CEMS. Most new plants built today utilize SCR’s for NOx control and many existing plants are being retrofitted, or will be adding SCR’s in the near future.

Ammonia (NH3) is a very sticky and reactive gas and brings a unique set of problems to any device or piece of instrumentation exposed to it.

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January 2004 Newsletter Updating a DAS
October 2006

Do you have an aging Data Acquisition System (DAS) that needs a major upgrade or replacement? Maybe your computer system and interface is archaic? Maybe your DAS vendor is ceasing support and forcing an upgrade? Maybe you’d like to tie more information from your DAS into your plant DCS?

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January 2005 Newsletter Sample Train Maintenance
October 2006

We continue our series on CEMS maintenance. This issue covers sample pump and sample conditioner maintenance.

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June 2003 Newsletter Choosing a Flow Monitor
October 2006

With the current installed base of flow monitors getting older and the availability of parts and support getting scarce, many users are looking at replacement in the next few years. Replacing your existing flow monitor with a different type, or upgrading the existing system becomes a decision worth weighing.

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June 2005 Newsletter Analyzer Maintenance
October 2006

We continue our series on CEMS maintenance. This issue covers analyzer maintenance.

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May 2004 Newsletter Dilution Probe maintenance
October 2006

Over the next several issues of the CEMS Newsletter, we will be presenting a series on CEMS maintenance. This issue covers dilution probe maintenance.

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November 2002 Newsletter Intro Dilution Probe Upgradesr
October 2006

Monitoring Solutions is pleased to introduce our new quarterly Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) newsletter. The CEMS Newsletter is devoted to helping engineers and users better understand CEMS.

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October 2003 Newsletter COMS Regs Review
October 2006

Do you have an aging Continuous Opacity Monitoring System (COMS) that needs major repair or replacement? If so, you should be aware that two years ago the EPA changed the 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix B specifications relating to COMS.

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September 2004 Newsletter Extraction Probe Maintenance
October 2006

Over the next several issues of the CEMS Newsletter, we will be presenting a series on CEMS maintenance. This issue covers extractive probe and umbilical maintenance.

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September 2006 Newsletter CO umbilical issues
October 2006

Did you know that your umbilical material can affect your CO readings? Here is a phenomena we discovered recently that might help some users who measure CO and need to order new or replacement umbilicals, or wonder why they have trouble with 7 day drift tests, low range CGA’s or RATA’s: