188.8.131.52 Precipitators. Electrostatic precipitators shall be tested for performance
and compliance (if required by Federal, state, or local regulations). Testing will be
184.108.40.206 Flue Gas Scrubbers. Flue gas scrubbers shall be tested for performance and
compliance (if required by Federal, state, or local regulations). An ASME performance
test code is in the process of preparation, however, no interim PTC for scrubbers is yet
available. Testing should be done in accordance with 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix A, EPA
Method 5 or 17 for particulate matter and Methods 6 and 8 for SO2, SO3, and NOx. See
also MIL-HDBK-1003/6, for information relative to sampling ports.
Preparations for testing includes the following.
Preparations for Tests.
Determine applicable test code.
b) Read and observe applicable parts of ASME PTC 1, General
Instructions and ASME PTC 2, Definitions and Values.
Determine test data and readings required.
Prepare necessary forms for recording of test data.
temporary supplemental instruments as necessary.
Determine the necessary parties to the test.
Test Equipment and Materials. The test equipment shall consist of instruments
and apparatus as necessary to provide indication or record of test properties and
variables. Materials shall consist of miscellaneous chemicals for charging instruments
and supplies. Each individual test code for specific equipment contains information
covering permissible choices of instrumentation, methods of calibration, and precautions
to be observed. Whether cited or not in the test code, Supplements to ASME Performance
Test Code, PTC 19 Instruments and Apparatus should be consulted as necessary. These
supplements are as follows: