EPA Method 1: Isokinetic Air Emission Testing

Isokinetic air emission sampling has been employed since the 1950ís to measure air pollutants such as particulate matter, aerosols, dusts, mists and smoke in flue gases from stack and ducts. EPA Methods 1-4 provide all the necessary data to perform any of the isokinetic sampling methods published by the Environmental Protection Agency and other isokinetic methods developed by other institutions. Each isokinetic method is specific to the target pollutant with variations to the sampling train to accommodate the target pollutant. The equations, techniques, and skills are universal in the operation of isokinetic sampling. EPA Method 2 is for the determination of the average velocity and volumetric flow rate of a gas stream. This method employs the principals of EPA Method 1 in selecting an appropriate measurement location and determining the minimum number of measurement points to provide reliable velocity and volumetric flow rate determination. Some material of Method 2 is incorporated by reference from other methods. To obtain reliable results, persons using this method should have a thorough knowledge of at least Method 1.

Course Fee
$50.00 USD

Includes:

  • Instant Access
  • Certificate, Wallet Card, Scoresheet

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Group Discount Information

  • Who Should Attend
  • Objectives
  • Topics
  • Instructor
  • Contact Hours

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals who participate in the measurement of air pollutants in stacks and ducts using isokinetic sampling methods.
  • sampling technicians
  • consultants & contractors
  • regulators
  • facility personnel
We assume that participants in this course have basic knowledge of general chemistry concepts.

Objectives

The overall objective of this course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the concepts, equipment, procedures, and calculations required to perform EPA Method 1. The participant should use the EPA Method 1 Field Procedures to determine an acceptable sampling location and ascertain the number of sample points for representative isokinetic sampling.

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Sample and Velocity Traverses for Stationary Sources
  • Sampling Site Criteria
  • Sampling Point Criteria
  • Cross-sectional Layout and Location of Traverse Points
  • Location of Points in Circular Stacks or Ducts
  • Location of Points/Sample Port in Rectangular or Square Stack or Ducts

Instructor

Kevin Kitchen
Mr. Kitchen has been providing environmental services since 1987. His experience with many different industries brings a depth of knowledge and unique talents to handle challenging projects. Mr. Kitchen is a Qualified Source Testing Individual having completed levels I, II, III, and IV. Recognizing a need for practical instruction as air emission testing expands to more geographical areas, Mr. Kitchen developed this course to orient individuals in the procedures and techniques of air emission testing.

Contact Hours

2 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.