Monitoring

When the subject is atmospheric monitoring, EcoSoft has a solution for any need. We have certified and modern equipment and a specialized team to conduct monitoring campaigns of air quality, meteorology and emissions, in any place in Brazil. We also performed the operation and maintenance of third-party monitoring networks, especially companies and environmental agencies, following quality protocols globally accepted.

Air quality and meteorology monitoring

EcoSoft offers automated mobile stations to provide monitoring services of air quality and meteorology in any place in Brazil, for the pollutants TSP (Total Suspended Particles), PM10 (Particles & lt; 10 microns), PM2.5 (Particles & lt; 2.5 microns), SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide), NOx (Nitrogen Oxides), NO (Nitrogen Monoxide ), NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide), CO (Carbon Monoxide), O3 (Ozone), HCT (Total Hydrocarbons), NMHC (Hydrocarbons, except Methane), CH4 (Methane) in addition to the meteorological parameters Wind Direction, Wind Speed, Air Temperature, Rainfall, Atmospheric Pressure, Relative Humidity and Global Solar Radiation. Other pollutants and meteorological parameters can be monitored under specific demand.

According to the needs of each client and situation, a monitoring plan is drawn and one or more monitoring stations are installed in strategic locations, where they remain for the time necessary to diagnose pollution levels and weather conditions in the region to be evaluated.

The data generated by the monitoring stations is sent remotely to the EcoSoft Supervisory Centre where it is continually evaluated and at the end of the service, used for making quality reports the air by our expert team.

EcoSoft has SGQ-TEC certification (equivalent to ISO standard 9001 and focused on technology companies) and is in the process of implementing ISO 17025, specific for calibration and testing services (measurement) performed by the company.

The air quality and meteorology monitoring service is frequently used in diagnostic included in the Environmental Impact Assesments of various projects, as well as to explore or evaluate the state of air quality in areas affected by one or more undertakings which do not have their own monitoring network or are not covered by the monitoring systems of environmental agencies. This type of service is also used for a specified time to meet the environmental licensing conditions, while the client provides the purchase and installation of their own network monitoring.

Operation of third-party monitoring networks
To operate properly and with quality an environmental monitoring system or network is a task that requires knowledge and experience. In many cases, in order not to lose focus on the business itself or due to the unavailability of qualified staff, companies and government agencies prefer to give this task to a qualified company.

EcoSoft is an expert in operational outsourcing of air quality monitoring networks, weather forecasting and continuous emissions monitoring systems, belonging to private companies and government environmental agencies.

According to the monitoring network characteristics to be maintained and operated, such as, size, technology used in measurements, availability of required data, availability of spare parts and consumables, location, amongst other variables, we propose an operational plan customized to the needs of each client. In this way, we guarantee the best cost-benefit ratio associated with the quality and availability of data.

With over 19 years of experience, EcoSoft is the Brazilian leading company in the outsourced operation of air quality monitoring networks, performing this service with the reliability and quality certified by SGQ-TEC (Quality Management System for Technology Companies) equivalent to ISO 9001.

According to the requirements of each client, the network monitoring operation may include preventive and corrective maintenance of measurement systems, calibration and testing of the instruments, supply of consumables, spare parts, analysis and validation of data generated, generation of regular monitoring reports, real-time data monitoring and auditing of the monitoring systems. EcoSoft adopts the US-EPA methodology and requirements in its operations.

We have our own laboratory and staff for the maintenance and calibration of measuring equipment, and technical staff to carry out the operation of the monitoring systems, analysis and data monitoring.

Measurement of air pollutants emission in chimneys
The chimney measurements are made by EcoSoft according the USEPA and CETESB standards, using calibrated and certified equipment and carried out by our specialized technical staff.

In addition to the conventional measurements performed by isokinectic manual sampling, we have certified portable automatic monitors for automated measurement of gaseous pollutants in real time. It can help evaluate the performance and the adjustmet of control systems in the production process, in order to minimize the emission of air pollutants.

Our portable automatic chimney gas monitors are also able to replace existing fixed chimney monitoring systems as scheduled maintenance is performed, and enable the achievement of performance tests (measuring upstream and downstream pollution control systems) or even complement the monitoring systems in place to assess parameters that are not measured regularly.

EcoSoft also performs chimney measurements for the performance audit of pollution control systems or emissions monitoring systems already installed in chimneys.

We are able to monitor the emission of the following pollutants in chimneys: MP (Total Particulate Matter), NOx (Nitrogen Oxides), SOx (Sulfur Oxides), CO (Carbon Monoxide), CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), BTEX (Benzene , Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene), H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide), VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), HF (Hydrogen Fluoride), HCl (Hydrochloric Acid), among others.

Contact us if you need to measure chimney atmospheric emissions of any pollutant not previously listed.

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Particulate matter emission measurement in diffuse sources
Performed through high-frequency particle flow measurement techniques at the perimeter of the diffuse or fugitive source (exposure profile method).

Although the measuring principle has been globally established, this measurement technique was improved and is exclusively applied in Brazil by EcoSoft for the eventual or continuous dust monitoring of fugitive emissions in storage and handling of fragmented materials (piles and stockyards) processes, transfer towers, traffic lanes, fugitive emissions of silos and warehouses, mining areas, construction and other diffuse sources of dust.

The measurement technique used allows the assessment of particle emission rates (kg/h of dust emitted) of different granulometry (PTS, PM10, PM2.5). The measurements of the diffuse dust emissions are still widely used for determining the control mechanisms efficiency and attenuating the particulates emission (sprinkler systems, dust suppression, polymers, wind fence, entrapment, etc.).

To perform this type of measurement, EcoSoft has its own unique mobile equipment in Brazil, as well as skilled labor.

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Detection and quantification of gases and organic vapors leaks in chemical and petrochemical industries
This service provides mapping and accurate inventory of volatile organic compounds (VOC) fugitive emissions in industrial plants that perform extraction, processing and storage of raw materials and volatiles products (oil refineries, fuel tanking, coking, carbochemicals, etc.), enabling the implementation of a program LDAR (Leak Detect and Repair), ie detection and quantification of the leakage of valves, tanks, flanges, vents, pipes, seals, pumps, compressors and other production equipment, handling and storage of volatile fuels and hydrocarbons, as well as the subsequent repair of these leaks.

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The detection and subsequent repair of the leaks, which form the basis of a LDAR program, provides the improvement of environmental conditions, safety and occupational health, reduction of VOC levels around the plant, raw material and products losses reduction, reduction of fire risks and explosion, and reduced costs of insurance.

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