Clean Air Regulations Drive Need for Rental Monitors

Leading instrumentation specialist Ashtead Technology has recently invested more than half-million dollars in its emissions monitoring fleet to help meet a rapidly growing demand for Continuous Emission Monitors (CEMs) brought on by the EPA as it evaluates various industries in order to develop consistent regulations.

On February 21, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established practical and protective Clean Air Act emissions standards for large and small boilers and incinerators that burn solid waste and sewage sludge. These standards cover more than 200,000 boilers and incinerators, and compliment similar standards for other combustion processes that potentially emit harmful air pollutants. The EPA will also require all 152 petroleum refineries operating in the U.S. to update their air emissions inventories as well, and have their data submitted by the end of Summer 2011.

Under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act, companies may be contacted by the EPA requesting data known as an Information Collection Request, or ICR 114 letter, to establish acceptable emissions levels in order to update Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) requirements.

To meet this demand, Ashtead Technology has invested heavily by expanding its fleet of CEMs equipment, including the addition of the new advanced MKS MultiGas 2030 FTIR Analyzer for real time analysis of hazardous air pollutants (HAPS). Other instrumentation includes the J.U.M Total Methane/Non-methane Hydrocarbon Analyzer, the Thermo 15i HCL Monitor, and the PurmaPure Sample Conditioner. The company also provides on-site instrumentation set up and technical support throughout the monitoring procedure.

Ashtead Technology's National Sales Manager for CEMs and Speciality Gases, Larry Fisher says: "The investment will give those companies with an ICR the opportunity to mitigate the costs of providing data to the EPA.

"At Ashtead Technology our aim is to put the right instruments into the hands of those that need them; which means that we need a large fleet of the latest CEMs instrumentation coupled with a high level of technical support. By also providing a range of finance options, such as our 'Perpetual Rental Program' and 'Rent-To-Own' option, we can help customers lower the cost of monitoring, while improving access to the very latest technologies."

Please visit for further information on Ashtead Technology's comprehensive range of CEMs instrumentation.

Further Information:

Cyndi Shantz

10635 Richmond Ave

Suite 100

Houston, TX 77042


Phone: 832-308-7600

Ashtead Technology specializes in the supply of rental and sales equipment for Non-Destructive Testing, Environmental Monitoring, Remote Visual Inspection and Offshore Positioning and Surveying from its offices in the USA, Canada, the UK and Singapore, as well as CEMs and Specialty Gases from its Center of Excellence in Chicago, IL.

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