Environmental & Occupational Noise Monitoring
Noise monitoring in the industrial sector generally involves monitoring of source noise or monitoring of noise at site boundaries or noise sensitive locations to ensure compliance with specified noise limits. For some operations, monitoring of occupational noise levels is required to protect staff and ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations. Environmental noise monitoring typically done in accordance to the Noise Pollution Rules, 2001 (Environmental Management Act), while occupational monitoring is in accordance to a variety of international regulations/ codes including the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
Source Emissions Monitoring
Stack or source emissions monitoring involves taking direct measurements of an emission source (from which emissions are released into the atmosphere), usually at an industrial or manufacturing facility. It involves the extractive or In situ measurement of emissions using manual as well as automated methods for a variety of non-metallic and metallic inorganic substances as well as organic substances, including particulates.
Often the impetus for source emission sampling is a requirement for annual monitoring in the site environmental licence. Hence, the purpose is often to demonstrate compliance of emissions with the legislative requirements and the environmental performance commitments of a company. Locally compliance is often assessed against the Draft Air Pollution Rules, 2013 (Environmental Management Act). Typically, test methodologies used hail from the United States Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) – Protection of the Environment.
Ambient Air Monitoring
Air quality monitoring is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national legislation, evaluate control options, and provide data for air quality modelling. There are a number of different methods to measure any given pollutant, varying in complexity, reliability, and detail of data. These range from simple passive sampling techniques to highly sophisticated remote sensing devices. A monitoring strategy should carefully examine the options to determine which methodology is most appropriate, taking into account initial investment costs, operating costs, reliability of systems, and ease of operation. Locally compliance is often assessed against the Draft Air Pollution Rules, 2013 (Environmental Management Act). Typically, test methodologies used hail from the United States Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) – Protection of the Environment.
Wide Area Ambient Air Monitoring Network Design & Support Services
Ambient air monitoring is performed in support of many different regulatory programs including site remediation, new facility permitting, or in response to agency or community health concerns. EES has experience in the design and implementation of fence-line, site perimeter and community-wide ambient air monitoring networks using both laboratory-based methods and real-time monitoring instrumentation. We support these capabilities with state-of-the-art data processing, validation, reporting and quality assurance certification services, which provide our clients with trusted analytical data that can be relied upon by both regulators and the general public. EES team members have both local and international expertise in the design and support of such wide area networks.
Continuous Emissions Monitoring Design & Support
Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) generally refers to a packaged system of gas analysers, gas sampling system, temperature, flow and opacity monitors that are integrated with a data acquisition system to demonstrate environmental regulatory compliance of various industrial sources of air pollutants. Typically these are used to provide continuous data to monitor plant processes and are installed for a longer term basis at a particular source, as opposed to periodic source emissions monitoring to determine compliance.
Air Dispersion Modelling
Air dispersion modelling uses information about sources and meteorological conditions to calculate how a pollutant moves through the atmosphere and what the pollutant concentration is at specific points. In its international network of professionals, EES can provide the technical support needed for modelling projects.
Industrial Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among citizens of the community. EES team members have been involved in local industrial hygiene professions since 2001 and can support the data acquisition and interpretation component of any occupational safety program.
The value of your business assets – buildings, land, and reputation – exists within the context of the environment we all live in. Doing the right thing in the care of the environment increases the value of your assets and your profitability over the long term. Some environmental problems are pretty cut and dried. But for others, a business needs a partner like EES at the table. Our projects aren’t science experiments. Your problems are solved with the least possible business disruption and impact to your bottom line, maintaining or even increasing, the value of your assets. Look to us to manage your problems as if they were our own.
Health & Safety Assessment Services
Having worked with some of the largest corporations on the planet, our perspective on what it takes to truly systematically manage workplace risk is influenced by what we’ve learnt executing Health & Safety roles in the power generation and upstream energy industries. We don’t just talk Health & Safety, we’ve lived it and in particularly high risk environments, at a high level locally. We’re one of the few companies that have seen both side of the fence, simultaneously, as a contractor and as a Health and Safety Advisor. We feel this is a major differentiator and a clear benefit to our clientele as we can speak strongly to what works and what doesn’t.
Our practical risk assessments give you clear, cost-effective advice on how to make your workplace safer and more productive while meeting your legal obligations. Our services are flexible and tailored to meet your needs. Talk to us about how we can help you minimize or eliminate workplace risk.