Levego recently co-hosted an emissions monitoring breakfast workshop on the 9 July 2015 in Centurion. The workshop was hosted under the auspices of the Northern and Northwest NACA Branches. This was the first workshop of its kind hosted by NACA focusing exclusively on emissions monitoring in the air quality field in South Africa. The workshop was a resounding success as it was well attended with over 100 delegates in attendance from a variety of interested stakeholders from consultants, government officials and industry in attendance. The feedback was very positive from the vast majority of delegates in attendance and the response and interest has be such that the programme has been requested to be presented later on in the year at the Cape Town branch of NACA.
Speakers included Olebogeng Matshediso, Deputy Director: Atmospheric Policy, Norms & Standards, Department of Environmental Affairs, who spoke on the current status and framework being set for emission monitoring standards for South Africa.
Steve Sydney from the National Laboratory Association (NLA) who enlightened the delegates in attendance on the role of the NLA in establishment of the Stack Testers of South Africa (STSA) which is a sub committee of the NLA and the NLA’s role in emissions monitoring going forward.
Gerald Woollatt:, Emission monitoring expert and Director of Levego, talked about the calibration of continuous emission monitors according to EN14181:2014 and the current status and challenges in South Africa of CEMS calibration.
Deon Posthumus; Emission monitoring expert and Director of Levego, Gave an informative demonstration of emission monitoring equipment and its applicability in the field.
Overall the breakfast was well received and a resounding success, their has been a definite need identified by the stakeholders in the field to host more events of this nature focussing on emissions monitoring in the future.