From Emissions Testing to Engineering Studies

JAMPRO offers a wide selection of services to meet your environmental and engineering needs. We provide test programs ranging from single source sampling to multiple simultaneous test locations. Our team can also determine the most applicable test methods for pollutants as recognized by the regulatory authorities. We also utilize historical study data to provide our clients with the information needed for critical engineering and environmental decisions. Come to us for a range of environmental and engineering services in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Metal & Mining
  • Cement Composites
  • Sewage/Wastewater  
  • Surface Finishing
  • Wood/Pulp & Paper
  • Metal Decorating Coil Coating
  • Furniture
  • Electronic
  • Converting
  • Textile

Source Emissions Testing

JAMPRO provides its customers with compliance and performance testing required by local and federal regulatory agencies and for internal purposes. We also offer oxidizer destruction and removal efficiency testing (DRE) related to the new source performance standards (NSPS) and oxidizer performance, as well as specification and guarantee testing for various oxidizer manufacturers to meet vendor performance guarantee and control device optimization. Or, come to us for diagnostic testing for process optimization in order to maximize production and minimize emissions and operating costs. 

We also offer source testing and evaluation utilizing various EPA test methods. Testing includes determination of:

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)
  • Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
  • Oxygen (O2)
  • Particulate Emissions  
  • Moisture Content
  • Stack Gas Volumetric Flow Rates
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)
  • Formaldehyde Emissions
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Permanent Total Enclosures and Capture Efficiency Determination

JAMPRO offers a complete package of services, which includes:

  • Designing of Permanent Total Enclosures (PTEs)
  • Engineering and Certification to Meet EPA Title V Requirements
  • Designing, Engineering, Installing and Certifying (PTEs) in Accordance with EPA Guidelines for Test Method 204
  • Conducting Capture Efficiency (CE) Tests on Existing Equipment Employing the Following Approach:
  • Gas/Gas with a Temporary Total Enclosure (TTE)
  • Liquid/Gas with (TTE)
  • Liquid/Gas Mass Balance

Capture Efficiency Determination

JAMPRO has many years of experience in capture efficiency studies for the surface coating and printing industries and various other industries. We prepare:

  • Operating & Construction Permits
  • Review & Modification of Existing Permits
  • Emissions Inventories to Assist in the Preparation of Title V Permit Applications

Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM)

  • Performance Specification Testing (PST)
  • Part 60 and Part 75 Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA)
  • Cylinder Gas Audits (CGA)
  • Installation & Startup
  • Calibration 
  • Quarterly Service & Certification
  • Installation and Start-up
  • Sales and Service
  • L.E.L. Monitoring & Controlling Systems
  • Sales and Service

Thermal Oxidizers

JAMPRO provides a wide range of technical consultation in the selection of thermal oxidizers and other control devices. Come to us for:

  • Project Management
  • Installation and Start-Up
  • Annual Performance Audit
  • Maintenance & Testing
  • Energy Audits
  • Process Duct Work Design & Installation
  • Instrumentation (Calibrations & Certification)
  • Process Controls  (Diagnostics & Service)
  • Cost-Effective Preventive Maintenance
  • Programs for Thermal Oxidizers
  • Thermal Oxidizer Inspections
  • On-Site Oxidizer Training

Engineering Studies

Rely on us to perform studies on airflow for printing, surface coating, and other applications. These studies focus on the proper airflow movement as it relates to the proper balancing of these processes. These include ventilation systems, close capture hoods, floor sweeps, permanent total enclosures, and re-circulation and cascading of existing air flows and odor reduction.

Studies of our clients' process enable us to develop a cost-effective and efficient approach for designing and engineering of permanent total enclosures (PTEs) and close capture hoods, thus improving capture efficiency and odor control in and around the work area. We also offer:

  • Environmental inspections and audits (to Ensure Compliance & Safety Criteria)
  • Pollution Prevention (including Efficiency Improvement, Treatment of Pollution & Waste Minimization)
  • Studies to Gather Information Prior to the Design and Construction of PTEs (This study is highly recommended when determining the size of a thermal oxidizer that will be supplied with emissions from the process.)
  • Studies to Minimize Volumetric Air Flows (On Ovens and Dryers Used for Drying and Curing in the Surface Coating, Printing, & Other Industries)
  • Studies Include Re-Circulation, Balancing, & Cascading

Capture Systems

JAMPRO provides capture systems that are used to keep solvent vapors from becoming fugitive. Our emphasis is placed on developing capture systems that will use the minimum amount of air to capture the maximum amount of VOCs, minimize interference with operators of the production equipment, and contain and capture the VOC vapors at the source. JAMPRO conducts studies on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and capture systems in surface coating, printing operations, and other industries. We provide our clients with years of experience in the areas listed below.

Fugitive VOCs

Solvents that evaporate into the production room and not pulled into the production equipment are termed "fugitive." They may have a negative effect on capture efficiency. From a regulatory standpoint, these fugitive emissions eventually escape into the atmosphere and become uncontrolled VOC emissions.

Captured VOCs

Solvents that are pulled into the production equipment (e.g. an oven dryer) and exhausted through the stack are said to have been "captured." These particular solvent vapors are now controlled and can be exhausted to a VOC reduction device, if necessary.

Consumed VOCs

Solvents that are oxidized/burned in the process are generally ignored, although the amount can be significant. For example, some ovens have been found to burn 5% to 10% of the solvent present in the re-circulating air passing through the oven burners. If capture efficiency is determined by a liquid-vapor mass balance procedure, the solvent loss by burning can result in an artificially low efficiency measurement.

Retained VOCs

A solvent that remains in the final product is generally called "retained solvent." They are, in most cases, such a small amount that they are frequently ignored when determining capture efficiencies. Exceptions may be found in processes that purposely retain significant amounts of solvent in the product, either to allow future processing or to provide some characteristic that would be missing in a "bone-dry" product. Still, another category may include that in which the solvent chemically combines with or within the product.

Other Services

We offer process optimization as it applies to:

  • Wicket Ovens
  • Inside Bake Ovens (IBO's)
  • Printer Pin Ovens
  • Customize Training on Thermal Oxidizer & Other Control Devices
  • Rotogravure Printing Presses
  • Central Imaging Printing Presses
  • Report and Test Protocol Reviews
  • Environmental Air Audit