Back to Library

GCI TECH NOTES©


Volume 16, Number 3           A Gossman Consulting, Inc. Publication       March, 2011


Portland Cement 2010 NESHAP Final Rule - Particulate

by

David Gossman

Introduction
On September 9, 2010, EPA published in the Federal Register new PC MACT regulations. Of the standards, the new particulate emission limits and monitoring requirements will be one of the most difficult to comply with.

2010 NESHAP Portland Cement final Particulate Limits - Kilns and clinker coolers

40 CFR 63.1343(b)(1)

      Source

      Operating Mode

 Particulate Limit

         Units

Existing

Normal

0.04

lb/ ton clinker

Existing

Startup & Shutdown

0.004

gr/dscf

New

Normal

0.01

lb/ ton clinker

New

Startup & Shutdown

0.0008

gr/dscf

Particulate Compliance

40 CFR 60.1348(a)(1)

Particulate Compliance

40CFR 60.1348(b)(2)

Particulate Emission Tests

40 CFR 63.1349(b)(1)

Particulate Monitoring Reporting

40 CFR 63.1350(6)

Method 5 or Method 5i are required to be used for the correlation test method even though those methods may not be accurate at the new lower emission limits/rates based on these rules.

Site Specific Monitoring Plans

40 CFR 63.1350(p)

Particulate CEMS Regulations

Special Notes on PS 11.

Interesting Items from Preamble - Particulate

While the language in the regulation might suggest that both a particulate CEMS and BLDS (bag lack detector system) are required, the preamble and correspondence with EPA make it clear that only the PM CEMS is required on the kiln and clinker cooler stacks.

Particulate CEMS – Times Have Changed

  

Conclusion:  A compliance strategy is clearly needed.

Step 1:

Step 2:


Step 3: