Code of practice for managing particulate matter emissions in the potash sector: annexes
Official title: Code of practice for the management of PM2.5 emissions in the potash sector in Canada
Annex A: Recordkeeping template (refer to section 5.1.4)
Facilities may choose to use this template to assess initial conditions and for review purposes. The table lists the code’s recommendations with associated parameters.
|Recommendation||Parameters||Monitoring frequency||Normal operating range||Daily value recorded
(unless otherwise specified)
|Date||Indicate whether reading is within range
|Indicate whether reading is within range
|R01 - venturi scrubbers||gas flow rate||continuous|
|R01 - venturi scrubbers||gas pressure drop||continuous|
|R01 - venturi scrubbers||water/brine flow rate||continuous|
|R01 - venturi scrubbers||fan amperage||continuous|
|R01 - venturi scrubbers||L/G ratio||calculate daily|
|R02 - non-venturi scrubbers||gas flow rate||continuous|
|R02 - non-venturi scrubbers||water/brine flow rate||continuous|
|R02 - non-venturi scrubbers||nozzle pressure||continuous||consult manuf||consult manuf|
|R02 - non-venturi scrubbers||fan amperage||continuous|
|R02 - non-venturi scrubbers||L/G ratio||calculate daily|
|R04 - brine recirculating systems||brine specific gravity||at regular intervals|
|R05 - baghouses||gas pressure drop||continuous|
|R05 - baghouses||fan amperage||Continuous|
|R06 - baghouses||BLDS voltage||Continuous|
|R08 - ESPs||secondary current||Continuous|
|R08 - ESPs||secondary voltage||Continuous|
|R08 - ESPs||spark rate||Weekly||consult manuf||consult manuf|
R10 Excursions - emission control device
|Specify device and excursion||Date|
|Type of correction implemented||Date|
|Maintenance practices||Status of system or device||Follow-up actions if required||Date|
|R03 - wet scrubbers|
|pump, piping, pressure gauges|
|R07 - baghouses|
|bag cleaning mechanism|
|R9 - ESPs|
|dust concentration at exit|
|R11 - cyclones|
|dust collection at exit|
|R12 - general facility|
|dryer air discharge system|
|R13 - general facility|
|compactor hoods and ducting|
|R14- general facility|
|materials handling processes|
|R15 Environmental management practices - general facility||Status of implementation||Date|
|Environmental management practices - list|
Annex B: Sample report template
Part A: Emissions reporting
Facilities are asked to report their PM2.5 emissions as well as the methodology used to quantify those emissions in a table similar to the format provided below.
|Source of PM2.5||Annual quantity of PM2.5 emitted (tonnes)||Quantification methodology|
|Storage or handling|
|Total quantitiy emitted (t)|
Part B: Reporting on the implementation of the code of practice
The following provides a list of sample questions which may be used to demonstrate facility progress towards implementation of the code. For each recommendation in this code, facilities are asked to provide answers to the following questions:
- Has the facility implemented the recommendation?
- If the answer is yes, please describe how the facility has implemented the recommendation.
- If the answer is no, please explain whether the facility plans to implement the recommendation.
- If the facility plans to implement the recommendation at a later date, please explain what will be done and by what date.
- If the facility does not plan to implement the recommendation, please explain why and also describe what practices the facility has in place to ensure the optimal operation of the specified control device.
Facilities should provide, if needed, any additional information on each recommendation.
Part C: Declaration
A declaration, as per the example below, is to be attached to each report.
I declare that this report is true, accurate and complete.
Operator’s name (please print)
Date of signature
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