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Test Gas Concentrations used under BS EN 14181

Test Gas Concentrations used under BS EN 14181

Measuring and monitoring emissions is fundamental to understanding the level of pollutants entering the air, assessing the performance of control measures and ensuring compliance with regulations. To complete emission checks, there are a number of different cylinder test gases used on operator sites. Here, Andy Tiffen, project manager for the Air & Emissions division of SOCOTEC explains the purpose and requirements for the different uses.…

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Monitoring Air Quality in UK Cities

Monitoring Air Quality in UK Cities

Population growth within UK cities has seen an increase in demand for infrastructure and associated services. Figures released from the Office of National Statistics suggest that, from mid-2011 to mid-2015, the average UK city had an average population increase of 3.4%, and the upward trend is set to continue in the coming decades.…

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Demystifying the QAL3 test in BS EN 14181

Demystifying the QAL3 test in BS EN 14181

As project manager for Air & Emissions division of SOCOTEC, Andy Tiffen often gets asked ‘what is QAL3?’ and 'what is the real purpose behind QAL3 checks?' Here, he breaks through some of the technical jargon to demystify the QAL3 test in the European Standard BS EN 14181  - Stationary Source Emissions: Quality Assurance of automated measuring systems.…

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Monitoring Diesel Fume Exposure for Safe Practice

Monitoring Diesel Fume Exposure for Safe Practice

Ian Douglas, senior occupational hygienist, Environment & Safety Services, SOCOTEC, discusses the hierarchy of control when it comes to controlling exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) and why this is important for ensuring safety and compliance in the workplace.…

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