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AIR SCIENCE
ENGINEERING AND

CONSULTING

  • STACK EMISSION TESTING 

    • RATA

    • CEMS

    • MSAPR

  • PERMITTING AND COMPLIANCE

    • Air/Water Permitting

    • Emissions Inventory

    • NPRI

  • HORIBA

    • ​Gas Analyzer Sales

    • Process and Environment

      • O2, CO2, CO, NOx, SO2​

    • Ambient

      • CO2, CO, CH4, NMHC, THC​

      • NO, NO2, NOx

      • Dust

      • Real Time Particulate

        • Heavy Metals​

  • EQUIPMENT

    • Rentals

    • Calibration & Repair

Partners in Business and the Environment

 
 

SERVICES

STACK EMISSION 

TESTING

MSAPR

PERMITTING AND 

COMPLIANCE

NPRI

STACK EMISSION TESTING

EXPERTISE

ARG Source Testing provides stack testing services for Compliance and Engineering objectives.

  • Permit Compliance Demonstrations 

  • Part 60 & Part 75 CEMS Evaluations (RATA, CGA, Linearity)

  • Total Particulate Matter (EPA Method 1-5)

  • PM10 and PM2.5 Testing (EPA Method 201A)

  • Condensable Particulate Matter (EPA Method 202)

  • Particle Size Distribution (Cascade Impaction)

  • Sulphur Dioxide (EPA Method 6/6C)

  • Nitrogen Oxides (EPA Method 6/6C)

  • Carbon Monoxide (EPA Method 10)

  • Semi-Volatile Organics PCDD/PCDF (EPA Method 23)

  • VOC-THC (EPA Method 25A)

  • Metals and Mercury Testing (EPA Method 29)

  • Comprehensive Performance Testing

  • Boiler/Turbine/Engine Tuning & Optimization

  • Process & Control System Optimization

  • Destruction/Reduction Efficiency Evaluations

  • VRU/VCU Testing

  • Trial Burns

  • Greenhouse Gas Testing

  • Particulate Lab Services

MULTI-SECTOR AIR POLLUTANTS REGULATION (MSAPR)

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1999, the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (MSAPR), were developed to reduce industrial emissions across Canada. MSAPR was developed as part of the Base-level Industrial Emission Requirements (BLIERs). MSAPR came into force in June of 2016. It is expected to see a 99 kt reduction from boilers and heaters by 2035. 1932 kt reduction from Spark ignition engines and 5.5 kt from the cement industry. MSAPR is going to see these reductions by the gradual phasing out of less efficient equipment.

 

MSAPR is broken down into 4 parts. Part 1 addresses boilers and heaters via classifying them and setting out emission targets. Part 2 sets out the emission targets for spark ignition engines. Part 3 is focused on Cement plants and Part 4 outlines the general requirements for the testing of NOx and SOx emissions. 

 

ARG can assist you in managing your MSAPR emissions measurement and data collection needs.

AIR QUALITY PERMITTING AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES

  • Regulatory Applicability Analyses

    • Best Available Technologies (BAT/BACT/BACTEA)

    • Low Emission Strategies

    • Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LEAR)

  • Emissions Quantification

    • Potential-to-Emit Determinations

    • NPRI

    • Emission Inventories

    • Annual reports

    • GHG / Carbon Appraisals

  • Air Quality Action Plans

    • Site Specific Monitoring Plans

  • Permit Strategy Development

  • Permit Applications

    • Small Source Exemptions

    • Minor Source

    • Major Source

    • In-Kind Replacement

    • Permit Modifications

  • Compliance Management Tools

    • Compliance Certification Assistance

    • Compliance Calendars

    • Monitoring Checklists

    • Record Keeping Checklists

  • Air Quality Audits

  • Indoor Air Quality Plans

  • Air Quality Training

NATIONAL POLLUTION RELEASE INVENTORY (NPRI)

Under the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) owners and operators of facilities that meet criteria reporting requirements are required to report annuals releases of over 300 substances to the environment.  Once reporting thresholds are met, a facility must report all releases, disposals or transfers off-site. Below are the different reporting programs:

  • Part 1A Core substances that are 1% by weight in a quantity of 10 tonnes or more,

  • Part 1B Alternative Thresholds deal mainly with substances like heavy metals

  • Part 2 PAH releases in quantities of 50 kilograms or more, such as pyrene and anthracene

  • Part 3 Dioxins, furans and hexachlorobenzene from chlorinated solvent production, metal smelting, pulp & paper, cement manufacturing or incineration of hazardous substances

  • Part 4  Criteria air contaminates, from combustion of fuels

  • Part 5 Speciated VOCs

 

While there are specific criteria that trigger facility reporting, not being aware of man hours worked, pollution generating activities, and substances used at your facility is no excuse for non-reporting. ARG can help your facility with reporting requirements, calculating releases and timely reporting.

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SALES

HORIBA

PROCESS AND ENVIRONMENT ANALYZERS

  • CONTINUOUS EMISSIONS MONITORING SYSTEMS    (CEMS)

  • MULTI COMPONENT ANALYZERS

  • PORTABLE

  • HFID  

  • AMBIENT

EQUIPMENT

  • RENTALS

  • CALIBRATION

  • REPAIR

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GAS ANALYZER RENTALS

  • HORIBA PG-350

    • Multi Component Analyzer

    • Simultaneuos Measurement of O2/CO2/CO/NOX/SO2

  • STACK SAMPLING EQUIPMENT RENTALS

    • Isokinetic Sampling

    • PM10 PM2.5 Cyclones

    • Cascade Impactor

    • Critical Orifices Calibration Set

CALIBRATION & EQUIPMENT REPAIRS

  • EQUIPMENT REPAIR

    • Gas Analyzers

    • Isokinetic Samplers
    • Pumps 
    • Dry Gas Meters

  • CALIBRATION

    • Gas Analyzers

    • Dry Gas Meters

    • Critical Orifice

    • Pitot Tubes

      • Wind Tunnel​

 

OUR VISION

ABOUT US

Air Research Group (ARG) vision is to provide accurate, high quality, professional technical services to our customers. Our goal is to maintain long-term relationships with our clients by providing a safe and reliable service, with our client’s goals in the forefront. To help fulfill this mission, we provide our clients project management that fits the situation, accompanied with a certified team of professionals. ARG strives to lead the air quality industry in professionalism, performance, and safety.

CORPORATE PROFILE

ARG is a progressive environmental firm comprised of engineers, technologists, and technicians with over 100 years of combined air emissions testing experience.  The team members are considered experts in the field of stack emission testing and flue gas characterization, as well as permitting and compliance. ARG routinely conducts complex emission surveys, engineering research and development studies.

ARG offers the skills, technical knowledge, and experience needed for successful and cost-effective air quality solutions and project completion, backed by technical credentials. Our advanced understanding of the physics, chemistry, engineering, and training required to the applied science of air emission measurement sets us apart as industry leaders.

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STAFF

KEVIN W. ALBRECHTSEN

Operations Manager

Partner

kevin@airresearchgroup.com

CALVIN W. LOOMIS

Project Manager / Engineer

Partner

cal@airresearchgroup.com

ERIN HALLENBURG

Director of Permitting and

Compliance

erin@airresearchgroup.com

JIM NEUMAN

Senior Environmental

Technologist

jim@airresearchgroup.com

WILLIAM Q. ROBINSON

Senior Environmental Technician

Red Seal Electrician

will@airresearchgroup.com

JOCELYN DUMONT

Safety Advisor

safety@airresearchgroup.com

 
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