Planning an Emissions Testing Program

The first step in planning an emissions testing program is to define its objectives. Essentially, the testing objectives dictate the accuracy of the data needed, which dictate the following four conditions of a testing program:

Stream—This testing condition specifies whether sampling is performed directly at the point where the pollutant is generated (e.g., valves, pumps, or compressors) or on ambient air.

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