by Emission Monitoring Inc.
Interactive Training Software for EPA Test Methods 3A, 6C and 7E:
"Instrumental Test Methods for Measurement of SO2, NOX, CO2 and O2 Concentrations in Stack Emissions"
A state-sponsored study recently concluded that significant errors were
detected by trained observers in nearly half of stack tests. These errors can
affect your demonstration of compliance or CEMS relative accuracy test. With
WHO NEEDS RM SIMULATOR?
Regulatory Personnel. If your duties require you to observe emission tests, this software gives you the hands-on experience and confidence to ensure that testing is done correctly.
Stack Testers. The simulator gives you low-cost, self-paced training and the ability to experiment and make mistakes without real consequences. Avoid costly re-tests by doing it right the first time.
Plant Environmental Coordinators. Have you experienced that nagging doubt about the test results provided by your contractor? The RM Simulator® and Multimedia Tutorial give you the training necessary to evaluate your contractors and catch errors before they cause you headaches.
The RM Simulator® and Multimedia Tutorial provide the equivalent of over 40 hours of training. It is the closest thing to hands-on training without expensive travel and equipment costs. Users determine the schedule and learn at their own pace. They are free to experiment and make mistakes in a realistic learning environment.
TWO OPERATING MODES
Choose from two operating modes, depending on your level of skill. Use the STANDARD MODE while you are learning, and pop-up windows will point out your errors as you make them so that you can recover and continue. In the EXAMINER MODE you are not given warnings, but a list of your errors is provided with the results.
Begin each simulated emission test by selecting the proper analyzer ranges and calibration gases based on a randomly-selected emission source. The list of available gas cylinders changes each time. Some of the gas selections are invalid, forcing the "tester" to examining each analysis sheet carefully.
YOU CONTROL THE ACTION
Conduct a simulated test run and control all of the valves in the sample conditioning system. Interact with the system to see how flow rates affect response time and sampling system bias. The "look and feel" of real test equipment has been reproduced by experienced test personnel.
BUT THERE'S HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT
If you choose, errors will be pointed out and explained as you proceed through the simulator. Just press CTRL-H to get help balloons that describe how each on-screen control works. The Multimedia Tutorial can be accessed at any time to provide in-depth instruction.
GAS ANALYZER CONTROL
You can select a close-up view of each gas analyzer, operate the front panel controls and calibrate the analyzer before each test. The simulated analyzers are programmed to demonstrate nominal amounts of zero and span drift, nonlinearity, sampling system bias and initial miscalibration. Analyzer and sampling system error effects are different each time you run the simulator.
A printable test report is provided for each analyzer. You get emission test results, a summary of procedural errors and a numerical score that reflects your level of proficiency. You can hand-calculate the results and see how they compare to computer-calculated results and the "actual" stack concentrations. Printouts from the Examiner Mode can be used to demonstrate that you have learned the necessary skills.
The Multimedia Tutorial can be accessed at any time while operating the simulator. It uses text, photographs, drawings, and animations to describe:
EQUIPMENT. Each component of the sample conditioning and analysis hardware is described in detail.
SOURCES OF ERROR. Discussions and demonstrations of nonlinearity, sampling system bias, drift, miscalibration and interference show the user what affects the accuracy of the results.
PRETEST PREPARATION. Learn what steps must be followed before going into the field.
FIELD TEST PROCEDURES. Learn how to calibrate analyzers and conduct leak tests, error tests, bias tests, and drift tests.
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MS Windows (Ver 3.1)or Windows
Intel 486 processor
16 MB RAM
35 MB Hard Disk Space
VGA Graphics (640 x 480) 256 Colors
Available on CD ROM or 3.5-inch diskettes (14).
Price: $Price is negotiable. Volume discounts are available. Includes the RM Simulator® and Multimedia Tutorial. Use of the software constitutes acceptance of the license agreement that is provided with the product.
Shipping and handling: $10 per shipment
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Order by phone: (919) 781-3824
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday - Friday
Or write to:
Emission Monitoring Inc.
8901 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
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