Air Quality Services
BUREAU VERITAS IS AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN AIR QUALITY TESTING
An international industry leader in air quality testing analysis and technical support, Bureau Veritas provides you with expert analysis and ultratrace level detection of hazardous compounds in various air quality testing disciplines.
AMBIENT AIR MEASUREMENT (PARTICULATES & ORGANICS)
From preparation of field sampling media to the collection of air and the subsequent analysis, Bureau Veritas has extensive experience with all phases of collection-related analysis. We are internationally recognized for our reputation for data reliability for many analyses, including TSP or PM10, as well as metals and dustfall measurement. Additionally, we are experienced in analyzing a comprehensive list of organic compounds including dioxins and furans, PCBs, semi-volatiles, volatile organics as well as low level VOC analysis using SUMMA canisters.
AMBIENT AIR MONITORING
BUREAU VERITAS PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR LONG OR SHORT-TERM AMBIENT AIR MONITORING PROJECTS
Bureau Veritas offers onsite ambient air monitoring services across Canada ranging from trailer and equipment rental to maintenance, repair, calibration, and auditing along with operations, maintenance and reporting services for industrial operations and air sheds. Our fleet of stations is equipped to measure fixed gases, meteorological parameters, combustion gases, volatile organics, particulates, and hydrocarbons.
We serve the pulp and paper, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries, and operate at municipal landfills and in regional Airshed monitoring programs.
Our state-of-the-art data system includes data loggers, cell modems, and Bureau Veritas Environmental Data Acquisition Software.
ONSITE AMBIENT AIR MONITORING
Whether it’s a license requirement monitoring to detailed trace level pollutant studies, odour monitoring, particulate studies, long or short term projects in urban or remote locations, equipment rental and repair, calibration, maintenance, or audit services, Bureau Veritas is your source for all your air testing requirements.
PASSIVE AIR SAMPLING
CONCERNED ABOUT AIR QUALITY?
If so, our All-Season Passive Air Sampling System (PASS) units are compact, portable, low maintenance and offer an inexpensive, easy-to-use way to monitor for trace levels of atmospheric pollutants in ambient air. The PASS units are ideal for remote and rural locations – they require no electricity, perform under extreme weather conditions, and can be shipped anywhere in the world. We test the returned samplers for multiple contaminants, including SO2, H2S, O3, NO2, NOX, NH3, 1, 3 -Butadiene and VOCs (Includes BTEX).
Bureau Veritas is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to ISO/IEC 17025 for tests and matrices required for passive air analysis. Our Passive Air Monitoring group in Edmonton supports petroleum refineries, upgraders and petrochemical facilities with the strict testing, supply, and sampling schedule required by EPA 325A, EPA325B.
Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds (Petroleum Sector). These regulations would reduce releases of volatile organic compounds from petroleum refineries, upgraders and certain petrochemical facilities in Canada. The proposed regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on May 27, 2017. The proposed regulations, along with the accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement and other supporting documents, are available at https://pollution-waste.canada.ca/environmental-protection-registry/regulations/view?Id=147.
Bureau Veritas offers assistance in the collection and testing of soil gas (vapor) for a wide range of compounds including VOCs, aldehydes, ketones, hydrocarbons, and matrix gases.
The collection methods include the supply of sampling tubes (charcoal, treated media, thermal desorption) and SUMMA canisters plus fittings. Detection limits meet applicable regional regulations and also support many national guidelines. Bureau Veritas also provides a wide range of rental sampling equipment including SUMMA canisters.
Please see our instructional videos for sampling insights and tips:
SOURCE EMISSION MONITORING
WE CAN ADAPT OUR SERVICES TO MEET THE TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR A BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES
Bureau Veritas has unparalleled experience in conducting continuous emission monitoring, manual stack surveys, relative accuracy test audits (RATA), cylinder gas audits (CGA) and specialty test programs at industrial sites across Canada. We are the only air services laboratory in Canada accredited by the SCC offering source emissions surveys for ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, methanol, mercury, metals, particulates, PM10/2.5, SVOCs, THC, and various other compounds of interest.
Bureau Veritas is the Canadian leader in RATA of continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) for vapour phase mercury using carbon sorbent traps. Our Ohio Lumex™ mercury analyzer is capable of completing field analysis according to EPA Method 30B. Our mercury analysts are certified by Ohio Lumex™ to EPA standards. Our RATA and CGA testing include: CO, CO2, NOx, O2, SO2, THC, flows and temperature.