FIELD MONITORING SERVICES
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We have qualified, trained and motivated personnel for any type of environment monitoring. All kinds of monitoring equipment are available with us viz. Respirable Suspended Particulate Sampler (RSPM), High Volume Sampler (HVS), Stack Kits, Meteorological instruments, Data Loggers etc. Instruments such as Stack Kit and HVS are manufactured by reputed manufacturers as per the standards and guidelines laid down by BIS. We follow a strict protocol of sampling, chain of custody, analysis and reporting to national and international standards. Regular maintenance and calibration of monitoring instruments is done by KEC as per requirements. KEC strictly follows all safety rules and regulations.
Air Quality Monitoring:
We have over 35 Particulate samplers for Ambient Air quality monitoring. Respirable Dust samplers are used to collect particulate matter of < 10μ size and Non-particulate fraction of > 10μ size separately. These samplers are also used to collect gaseous pollutants such as SOX (Oxides of Sulphur), NOX (Oxides of Nitrogen), Chlorine, etc.
These samplers are generally used for AAQM (Ambient Air Quality Monitoring) during EIA study as well as in several industries such as petrochemicals, fertilizers, bulk-drugs, refineries, thermal plants, engineering, etc. for regular Air Quality Monitoring.
The purpose of stack monitoring is to extract sample from the stack or duct which is representative of emissions from that stack or duct during a time period under a desired operation condition.
We have several stack monitoring kits for operation in the field. The advantages of the stack monitoring kits that they are light weight to carry anywhere and easy to operate.
We also under take Physical measurements as well as determination of chemical parameters such as:
- Stack gas temperature and dew point.
- Moisture content.
- Stack gas composition.
- Stack gas pressure.
- Stack gas velocity and volumetric gas flow.
- Particulate matter.
- Gases such as Sulphur Dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Ammonia
- Hydrogen Chlorides, Chlorine, Fluorides etc.
Work Place Monitoring:
Personal samplers or Handy samplers of adequate and appropriate design are available with KEC. They have adequate capacity to carryout Industrial Hygiene surveys and exposure to fugitive emissions. The methods used for analysis are as per section 36(A) Factory Act 1 948.
Industrial Hygiene Surveys are maintained as per guidelines framed by NIOSH and other specific guidelines/methods by USEPA or other such international agencies. Appropriate design and make personal samplers are used.
Fugitive Emissions monitoring is undertaken by using tubes, Handy samplers, absorbent tubes, steel gas bombs, speciality sampling bags wherever required.
KEC has several on-line data-loggers for weather data collection as well as manual weather data collection equipment. These equipment include Wind Vane, Wind Anemometer, Dry & Wet Thermometer, Max. & Min. Thermometer, Rain gauge, Barometer and SODAR.
Niskin type water sampler is used for collection of water samples. It has the capacity of five litres. The water sampler is sent to the desired depth, in the vertical position by clamping it to a rope of 4 to 6 mm diameter. The brass messenger is allowed to slide along the wire and strike the top of the push rod, which activates the closure of the sampler underwater. Thus the sample is collected.
Mud sampler is used to collect mud samples for the determination of sediments, i.e. minute organisms present in the mud.
There are nets available for zooplankton (micro-organisms present in the water body) collection. A small bucket is attached at the bottom of the net. After towing, the bottom portion of the bucket can be separated by removing the safety wire and turning on the ‘T’ shaped lever.
Core cutters are used to collect surface soil samples. Before stated sampling the upper most soil layer is removed to prevent mix garbage or dust. Then original or clear soil is collected in core cutter up to the depth of about 1 to 2 feet.
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