NACT 200 Series:
July 18-19, 2017 - NACT 299 Theory & Application of Air Pollution Control Devices
July 20, 2017 - NACT 273 Industrial Boilers
July 21, 2017 - NACT 224 Observing Source Tests
PA Department of Environmental Protection/Air Quality Southeast Regional Office
2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401-4915
Phone: (484) 250-5900
The 200 Series courses (below) are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists. Classes generally start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 5:00 PM.
Note: Please bring a scientific calculator with you to class.
Site Visits: Students must bring applicable safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, ear protection, and safety shoes to participate in the field visits.
NACT 299 (July 18-19, 2017 ) - Theory & Application of Air Pollution Control Devices – Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)
Instructors: Larry Sitzman and Steve Frey
This two-day course is aimed at the new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source inspectors, permit engineers, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. This course will provide a detailed introduction to air pollution control equipment and methods used to control particulate and gaseous air emissions. The course will cover theory, operation, applications, design considerations, inspection strategies, compliance assurance monitoring and regulations for cyclones, baghouses, wet and dry scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, carbon beds, bio filters, condensers, flares, thermal and catalytic oxidizers. NOx controls like selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR), flue gas recirculation (FGR), and ultra-low-NOx burners will also be discussed).
NACT 273 (Thursday, July 20, 2017) - Industrial Boilers – Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)
Instructor: Steve Frey
Boilers are one of the most common emission sources and range in use from small fire tube boilers to large utility boilers associated with power plant facilities. The course discusses uses of boilers, heat transfer methods and fundamentals of operation of modern industrial and utility boilers including those fired by natural gas, biomass, municipal waste and coal (circulating fluidized bed units). The course also discusses steam turbines and power generation. This is followed by a detailed discussion on emissions and control techniques such as Low-NOx burners, FGR, staged combustion, SCR and SNCR. New technologies such as Ultra Low-NOx 9 ppm burners, applicable federal and local BACT regulations, permitting requirements and agency inspection procedures and safety concerns are thoroughly discussed.
NACT 224 (Friday, July 21, 2017) - Observing Source Tests – PA DEP Source Test Demonstration (Details to follow)
Instructor: Larry Sitzman
Observations of compliance performance emission tests are an important part of any air pollution enforcement program. Data obtained during these tests are used to determine compliance with regulatory standards or to determine baseline operating conditions for a source. We present the basic principles of source test observation (STO) and the fundamentals of source testing methods, including Method 5, sampling train and procedures. We also discuss sample recovery observations, procedural inspections, calculations, report writing and QA techniques. Students will participate in a Method 5 sampling train "mock inspection" and receive hands-on training.
Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn at www.apti-learn.net. Please remember to register for each NACT course individually.
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2017
NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A nominal fee will be charged for Federal employees.
HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION
Name/address of hotel: TBD
Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.
Room Rate: TBD
Reservations by Phone: XX (Please reference MARAMA’s room block)
Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 30, 2017
MARAMA SUPPORT AVAILABLE
MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (July 17th and 18th for NACT 299, July 19th for NACT 273, July 20th for NACT 224) for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency. Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location.