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Alliance Source Testing Completes Acquisition of Golden Specialty’s Stack Testing Business

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Overview of EPA's Air Rules for the Oil & Gas Industry: NSPS OOOOa

Compressor Station

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Responsible FTIR usage and JJJJ

EPA Published a final rule in August, 2016 which included a clarification to the usage of Method 320 (FTIR) for quantifying VOC for tests required by NSPS Subpart JJJJ. The clarification essentially requires testers to perform and submit all method required QAQC along with the test results. The purpose of this paper is to provide an explanation of what these steps entail, and highlight the difficulties in properly applying them to a VOC summation approach. Ultimately, Alliance Source Testing agrees with EPA that it is no small task to perform these steps. We maintain that the simplest, most cost-effective, and appropriate approach is using one of the traditional FID methods, mirroring the analyses used to set the limits in the subpart.

  

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ALLIANCE SOURCE TESTING CELEBRATES TWO YEARS WITHOUT AN OSHA RECORDABLE INJURY

On April 21, 2016 Alliance Source Testing, LLC (AST) reached a two-year mark of ZERO OSHA Recordable injuries.  Through continuous safety training and counseling, AST employees are informed and directed to use the best safety practices when working. AST employees encounter numerous hazards due to an always changing work environment.  Therefore, it is imperative for all employees to always be alert and aware of their surroundings. Achieving two years without an OSHA Recordable injury is a tremendous accomplishment by our entire team. It takes everyone working tirelessly to remain accident free.

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Alliance Source Testing Celebrates ZERO Injuries in 2015

Alliance Source Testing, LLC (AST) completed the 2015 calendar year with ZERO reportable injuries. President and CFO, Ty Batchelor cited “attention to detail and focus on safety helped reach this important goal.” Considering the variety of hazards AST field team members encounter on a daily basis, this is a great achievement. Every facility has different safety considerations, and every task performed has the potential for team members to encounter hazards. With more than 45 field team members across six offices, coordinating a company-wide safety goal can be challenging.

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Alliance Source Testing’s Decatur, AL Laboratory Receives TCEQ Accreditation

On February 3, 2016 Alliance Source Testing’s (AST’s) Decatur, AL Laboratory (AST Lab Services) received its certificate of accreditation from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Primary accreditation is provided by the state of Louisiana (LELAP) but under TNI standards TCEQ has approved secondary accreditation.

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TCEQ Advanced Air Permitting Seminar October 28-29, 2015

TCEQ Advanced Air Permitting Seminar October 28-29, 2015

Join us at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Advanced Air Permitting Seminar October 28-29, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas.  The Advanced Air Permitting Seminar provides updates on air permitting rules, requirements, and issues for a variety of industries.

Seminar Spotlight:

  • Luncheon Speaker - Richard Hyde, TCEQ Executive Director
  • Meet the Air Permitting Division Managers during the morning breaks at the TCEQ Booth
  • Continuing Education Hours - 10 hours maximum for PE/PG
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Registration:  7:30 am – 8:30 am
Event:  8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Lunch Provided: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
 
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Registration:  7:30 am – 8:30 am
Event:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
You can register online at http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/p2/events/air-permitting.html.  We'll see you in Austin!
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Alliance Source Testing’s Decatur, AL Laboratory receives LELAP TNI Accreditation

Alliance Source Testing’s Decatur, AL Laboratory receives LELAP TNI Accreditation

On September 22, 2015 Alliance Source Testing’s (AST’s) Decatur, AL Laboratory (AST Lab Services) received its certificate of accreditation to The National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Council (NELAC) Institute (TNI) standards from the Louisiana Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (LELAP).  Under this accreditation, AST can internally perform all Particulate Matter determinations for our customers.  This eliminates the costs and delays of using a subcontract laboratory, while providing the same level of accredited services as an external lab.  Operations in the 2,000 sq. ft. lab are managed by Heather Morgan, who with her eight (8) years of PM analysis experience is capable of managing up to 150 samples per week.  Laboratory Technical Director Jordan Laster indicated that “Receiving this [accreditation] is the result of hundreds of man-hours dedicated to detailing, refining, and documenting laboratory procedures.  This is an important step to providing accredited services to customers in all states that have accreditation requirements. Special thanks are due to Heather Morgan and our QA Manager, Brandy Hughes for their efforts.” Currently, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, New York require that an analytical laboratory be accredited to the TNI standards for PM analysis, however other states are expected to join the TNI program.  Regardless of requirements it is an advantage to all clients to use an accredited lab in case any technical or quality issues arise.

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Arkansas Environmental Federation

Arkansas Environmental Federation

Hot Springs, AR:  Join us at the Arkansas Environmental Federation's Annual Convention October 1-2, 2015 in Hot Springs, AR at the Hot Springs Convention Center.  We are pleased to once again be a title sponsor and exhibit throughout the event.  Be sure to stop by our booth as well as register to win one of the great door prizes sponsored by Alliance Source Testing.  To find out more and register online click on this link  http://environmentark.org/.  We are looking forward to seeing our many friends in Hot Springs at the AEF Convention!

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Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association

Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association

Birmingham, Alabama:  Join us at the Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association (@BEPA) informational breakfast September 4th, 2015 at the famous Nikki's West starting at 7:00 AM. Join Chris LeMay and Snapper Armstrong as they lead you through Stack Testing 101.  Check back for slides from the event!

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GET THE FACTS: EPA RELEASES "CLEAN POWER PLAN FOR EXISTING POWER PLANTS"

Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants

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On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement, the final Clean Power Plan is fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the fast-growing trend toward cleaner and lower-polluting American energy. With strong but achievable standards for power plants, and customized goals for states to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate change, the Clean Power Plan provides national consistency, accountability and a level playing field while reflecting each state’s energy mix. It also shows the world that the United States is committed to leading global efforts to address climate change.

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JOIN THE GROWING ALLIANCE SOURCE TESTING TEAM!

JOIN THE GROWING ALLIANCE SOURCE TESTING TEAM!

We're hiring!  View Alliance Source Testing jobs at www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/e7013cfe.

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Alliance Source Testing’s Ohio Lumex Mercury Analyzers Make Your Mercury Detection As Easy as 2+2+2

Alliance Source Testing’s Ohio Lumex Mercury Analyzers Make Your Mercury Detection As Easy as 2+2+2

Our advanced mercury analyzer, the RA-915M Portable Zeeman Mercury Analyzer by Ohio Lumex, measures mercury vapor concentration in stack gases and natural gas streams. Our RA-915M Mercury Analyzer is a portable multifunctional atomic absorption spectrometer with Zeeman Background Correction, which eliminates the effect of potential interferences. It is the only highly sensitive mercury analyzer that does not require gold amalgam pre-concentration and subsequent regeneration. This enables the user to conduct real time, second-by-second monitoring of vapor phase mercury and has an extremely low detection limit at 2 ng/m3. Our system has a wide dynamic measuring range and captures up to 122 continuous hours of data acquisition, averaging, and data storage.

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ALLIANCE SOURCE TESTING, LLC ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH AIR SAMPLING ASSOCIATES, INC.

ALLIANCE SOURCE TESTING, LLC ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH AIR SAMPLING ASSOCIATES, INC.

May 1, 2015 (Decatur, AL) - Alliance Source Testing, LLC is pleased to announce it has merged with Air Sampling Associates, Inc. of Lewisville, Texas.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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JOIN US AT THE TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE FAIR AND CONFERENCE

JOIN US AT THE TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL TRADE FAIR AND CONFERENCE

The Texas Environmental Trade Fair and Conference is May 5 - 6, 2015 at the Austin Convention Center.  The ETFC is always a great time to meet friends and conduct business.  Stop by and see us at BOOTH 1025.  On Tuesday, join us for happy hour on Michelada's rooftop just steps away from the Austin Convention Center and kick back and enjoy appetizers and refreshments in the heat of downtown Austin from 4:30 until 7:00PM.  Click Here to register.

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Alliance Source Testing, LLC Announces Merger With Air Sampling Associates, Inc.

Alliance Source Testing, LLC Announces Merger With Air Sampling Associates, Inc.

May 1, 2015 (Decatur, AL) - Alliance Source Testing, LLC is pleased to announce it has merged with Air Sampling Associates, Inc. of Lewisville, Texas.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Alliance Source Testing Announces Strategic Marketing Partnership

Alliance Source Testing Announces Strategic Marketing Partnership

Alliance Source Testing is pleased to announce a major strategic marketing partnership with Rian Carr and The Mountain Group of Easton, PA.  Mr. Carr and his team will be coordinating new business development in the northeastern United States for Alliance Source Testing.  Rian and his team are proven in technical sales and business development in many industries but specialize in EPA, NESHAP, MACT and JJJJ emissions testing.  “We are excited to have Rian and The Mountain Group on our marketing team.  Their emissions testing marketing expertise in the Northeast directly lines up with a rapidly expanding market area for our company.” said Snapper Armstrong, National Business Development Manager. 

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Article: Alabama based Alliance Source Testing is an environmental air analysis firm committed to helping American industry succeed responsibly.

Article:  Alabama based Alliance Source Testing is an environmental air analysis firm committed to helping American industry succeed responsibly.

Decatur, Alabama:  Industry and the environment can coexist.  That’s the claim of Alliance Source Testing.  In fact, they have made it their mission to help industry succeed by specializing in the analysis of industrial air emissions. 

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Arkansas Environmental Air Conference

Arkansas Environmental Air Conference

Join us at the Arkansas Environmental Federation Air Seminar on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Crown Plaza in Little Rock, AR. As always, we will be reconnecting with old friends, networking with new faces in industry, providing training on how to conduct a successful stack test and answering any of your specific stack testing questions.  We are proud to partner with AEF to provide one of the best air seminars available anywhere in the United States.  Make plans now to attend and don't forget to stop by our booth and register to win a door prize!

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Slides from "Stack Testing 101" at 4C Environmental Conference

Slides from "Stack Testing 101" at 4C Environmental Conference

Click on the link to learn more about conducting a successful stack test.

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Put The Alliance Advantage to Work For You

Put The Alliance Advantage to Work For You

The Alliance Advantage defines our commitment to unparalleled customer service and differentiates Alliance Source Testing from others who simply provide stack testing services. It is our guarantee that you will:

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Alliance Source Testing Offers Stack Testing 101

Alliance Source Testing Offers Stack Testing 101
  • Stack Testing 101
  • Full Day; 8am – 5pm; Monday, 2/16/2015
  • Instructors: Chris LeMay, Alliance Source Testing  and Jordan Laster, Alliance Source Testing

Bio:  Mr. LeMay is President and Chief Operations Officer of Alliance Source Testing, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and has over 18 years of source testing experience involving 40 CFR, Parts 60, 61, 63 and 75. Mr. LeMay’s testing and management experience spans multiple industrial sectors including oil & natural gas, primary and secondary metals, pulp & paper, chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, refining, steel production, and power generation.

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Look For Us at Career Fairs All Over the United States

Look For Us at Career Fairs All Over the United States

Look for us at career fairs around the United States! Next stops include University of Central Arkansas, Kilgore College, University of Texas at Tyler, Auburn University, Athens State University and Wallace State.  Stay tuned for events in Pennsylvania, West VIrginia and Ohio.We are currently accepting applications for full time employment for Spring 2016.  Resumes may be submitted to employment@stacktest.com.

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Join Us in Austin, Texas at the 2015 4C Environmental Conference

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Jordan Laster of Alliance Source Testing Led the Charge for the EPA’s Approval of Alternative Method 106 for Gas Engines!

In a relentless effort to improve data quality for our customers, Alliance Source Testing obtained EPA’s approval for using VIG Industries analyzers for non-methane, non-ethane VOC determinations on gas engines.

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