Standard Operating Procedures for Ambient Air Monitoring
CARB provides standard procedures for maintaining and operating air monitoring stations and detailed instructions for acceptance testing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and calibrating specific analyzers or support equipment.
The accuracy and/or validity of data obtained from any analyzer depends upon analyzer performance and operator proficiency. Deviations from the recommended procedures set forth in these standard operating procedures, as well as in the manufacturer's instruction manual, may result in the collection of invalid data.
Therefore, the air monitoring personnel must become familiar with the information contained in this manual as well as each manufacturer's instruction manual in order to achieve a minimum level of competence.
Note: Any date listed is the document creation date.
Standard Operating Procedure
Teledyne Advance Pollution Instrumentation, Inc Model T400/400E 03 Analyzer
Thermo Scientific Model 42i NO/NO2/NOX Analyzer
Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation, Inc (API) Model 300EU Carbon Monoxide Analyzer
Thermo Scientific Model 43i-TLE SO2 Analyzer
Met One Instruments Beta Attenuation Mass Monitor (BAM-1020)
Met One Instruments Speciation Air Sampling System (22 LPM)
Thermo Scientific Partisol Model 2000i Air Sampler
Thermo Scientific Partisol Model 2025i Sequential Air Sampler
Volumetric Flow Control PM10 Samplers
Rooftop Met One Instruments (Beta Attenuation Mass Monitor 1022)
RM Young Model 81000 Sonic Anemometer
Data Acquisition and Quality Control
Data Management System
Data Review and Validation
Sabio 4010 Gas Dilution Calibrator
Teledyne Advance Pollution Instrumentation 701 Zero Air Generator
Xontech Model 924 Multi-media Sampler
Xontech Model 901 & 910PC Canister Samplers