December 6, 2016
In this month’s issue of Chemical Engineering, CMC Solutions’ President Brian Swanson speaks with Chemical Engineering about Air Emissions & Monitoring Systems. “If you look at monitoring systems, there are costs associated with the initial purchase price, with maintenance and repair of each instrument and its support systems and with calibration and quality assurance, as well additional costs related to sample transport and handling. Our solutions, the SmartCEMS-60 PEMS (predictive emissions monitoring system) and the SmartCEMS VPA (virtual process analytics), are software solutions,”
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CMC Solutions has moved to its new corporate headquarters!
Attention: Customers of CMC Solutions LLC and CMC Support
We are pleased to announce that due to growth and success, CMC Solutions is moving to its new corporate Headquarters effective january 1, 2013, the new address is:
CMC Solutions LLC
23560 Haggerty Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48335
The main office number (248) 960-1632 will remain the same. Other contact numbers including a fax number will be provided in the near future.
CMC Support will no longer exist due to the consolidation of our business units into one business entity, CMC Solutions LLC.
All service contacts and service requests that you may be going to issue for 2013 should now be addressed and directed to CMC Solutions LLC at the new address. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it will eliminate any contact and communication problems that could arise in the future. All CMC Solutions and CMC Support business contacts remain the same under the new business unit.
We are excited about the future and our continued growth. We know the success we have enjoyed is a result of the great relationships we have with our customers and the business we do together. We are and will always be committed to the long term support of customers.
Thank you for your business and our mutual continued success in the future.
V.P. Marketing and Sales
CMC Solutions LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NO DATES AVAILABLE[First Malaysian PEMS, Predictive Emission System Demonstration] [Tuanku Ja’Afar Power Station, Port Dickson, Malaysia: NO DATE]-
TNB Research and ASMA joined CMC Solutions L.L.C. in conducting a long term R&D project to determine the viability and acceptability of PEMS in the country of Malaysia. Testing was conducted from March through December, 2011 on two combustion sources located at the Tuanku Ja’Afar Power Station, in Port Dickson, Malaysia. The RATA tests, successfully performed on the two combustion turbines, demonstrated that the statistical hybrid PEMS (Smart Solution CEMS by CMC Solutions) is capable of meeting all the requirements of the US EPA of performance for compliance PEMS under 40 CFR Part 60 and 40 CFR Part 75 Subpart E regulations.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12th, 2011[Chemical Plant PEMS] [US Chemical Company, Kentucky, 7/12/11]-
A major US company owns and operates two boilers subject to 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart D for designated boilers located at their Kentucky facility. The rated heat input for one boiler is 180 mmBTU/hr natural gas fired Babcock and Wilcox FM boiler using fuel gas recirculation installed in 2007. The other boiler is rated at 179.25 mmBTU/hr natural gas/oil fired Nebraska Model NSX-G-117 boiler installed in 1997. The exhaust gas stream is discharged to the atmosphere from each boiler and emissions are monitored using a predictive emissions monitoring system (PEMS). CMC Solutions installed the PEMS on July 12th, 2011.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30th, 2010[California Facility Installs CMC PEMS] [Hartford, California, 9/30/2010]-
A single boiler facility installed a PEMS for compliance with 40 CFR Part 60 on one boiler at their facility in Hartford, California. The PEMS was initially certified in July 2008 under PS-16. The boiler is operated in accordance with permit no. C-366-3-7 issued by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The exhaust gas is discharged to the atmosphere through a 41 inch diameter stack. Emissions are monitored using a statistical hybrid predictive emissions monitoring system (PEMS). The PEMS installed is a SmartCEMTM-60 analyzer provided by CMC Solutions, LLC., and model training data was collected with a certified continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS). Data used in the model was collected in June and July 2007. The SmartCEM®-60 PEMS was installed in in July 2007.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25th, 2009[US EPA Promulgates PEMS Performance Specification (PS 16)] [CMC Solutions L.L.C. Wixom Michigan, 3/25/2009]-
On March 25th, 2009 the US EPA published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) a PEMS performance standard designated PS-16. This new standard, which has been five years in the making, applies to all PEMS installed after the rule, was finalized for all PEMS used in compliance determination under 40 CFR Part 60. PS- 16 of 40 CFR Part 60, Appendix B is the new standard proposed by US EPA that will apply to all industrial boiler applications of greater than 100 mmBTU. The new standard was revised in its final form based on input from several entities including CMC Solutions.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Decmeber 29th, 2004[U.S. Environmental Protection Agency PEMS Demonstration] [Washington D.C., 12/29/2004]
The EPA states that: “Validation of a PEMS should require a rigorous initial certification that includes performing a set of statistical analyses and a RATA. Although the initial certification described in Section 5.1 may not be as time intensive as that described in Subpart E, we believe that it is sufficient and fair. In addition, adequate QA procedures, such as those described in Section 5.2, will ensure that the PEMS predictions are valid during unit operation. In observing sufficient initial certification and quality assurance procedures, we believe that PEMS can be operated with confidence and that the PEMS-predicted NOx emissions are accurate.”