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Title: Auditing of sampling methods for air toxics at coal-fired power plants

Advanced Technology Systems, Inc. (ATS) with subcontract assistance from international Technology Corporation (IT) has provided external audit activities for Phase II of the Department of Energy-Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center`s air emission test program. The objective of the audits is to help ensure that the data obtained from the emission tests are precise, accurate, representative, scientifically sound and legally defensible. This paper presents the criteria that were used to perform the external audits of the emission test program. It also describes the approach used by ATS and It in performing their audits. Examples of findings of the audits along with the actions take to correct problems and the subsequent effect of those actions on the test data are presented. The results of audit spikes performed at the Plant 1 test site are also discussed.
Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Advanced Technology Systems, Inc., Monroeville, PA (United States) [and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
121392
Report Number(s):
CONF-9507159--
ON: DE95017240; TRN: 95:024007
DOE Contract Number:
AC22-93PC92583
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11. annual coal preparation, utilization, and environmental control contractors conference, Pittsburgh, PA (United States), 12-14 Jul 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]; Related Information: Is Part Of Eleventh annual coal preparation, utilization, and environmental control contractors conference: Proceedings; PB: 440 p.
Research Org:
USDOE Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; TOXIC MATERIALS; SAMPLING; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; PERFORMANCE; AUDITS; QUALITY CONTROL