FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2005 updated Jan, 2008[CMC Solutions’ SmartCEM® PEMS Obtains EPA Certification Under 40 CFR Part 75, Subpart E] [Wixom, Michigan 5/9/2008]-
U.S. EPA has published data confirming that the product SmartCEM® provided by OEM Supplier, CMC Solutions, L.L.C. has passed the certification requirements and statistical analyses required by U.S. 40 CFR Part 75, Subpart E PEMS for alternate monitoring systems under the Federal Acid Rain Program. The software only CMC Solutions PEMS was installed at two sites as part of a demonstration project sponsored by U.S. EPA. The two sites included large frame gas turbines rated at 160 MW and 80 MW each. The largest unit was a GE Frame 7F gas-fired turbine with an unfired heat recovery steam generator and steam injection for NOx control. The smaller unit was a GE Frame 7E gas-fired turbine with an unfired heat recovery steam generator and dry low NOx burner design. The demonstration was conducted during the months of July and August of 2003 and December 2004 through January of 2005.
These certifications were part of U.S. EPA’s ongoing PEMS evaluation program that seeks to streamline the process for evaluating PEMS and investigate procedures for qualifying PEMS on classes of turbines as an alternative to high cost CEMS. The successful certification of SmartCEM™ was overseen by EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division through. CMC has certified over 15 PEMS under 40 CFR Part 75. These are the first such certifications in the U.S. and each allows the source to operate the turbine and PEMS without a CEMS as a non-peaking unit under the regulation. Alternative monitoring such as a SmartCEM™ PEMS will save source owners by significantly reducing initial costs on new installations and virtually eliminating ongoing operational and maintenance costs associated with continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) quality assurance and preventative maintenance service.
CMC Solutions and saved the owners substantially in operating costs and maintenance hours. There is now a low cost monitoring alternative for turbine or boiler owners not available in the past.