Emission Monitoring

Emission Services
(Canada Only)

Bureau Veritas is the trusted provider of emissions monitoring to a broad range of industries.

Bureau Veritas provides ambient air monitoring, source emission monitoring, and leak detection and repair (LDAR) services to help you meet provincial and federal regulatory requirements. From routine air quality analyses to specialized testing and support, Bureau Veritas provides customers with the assurance of accurate and defensible data. These capabilities are a part of our comprehensive Green Line Services and Solutions, which we designed to specifically address the many dynamic and complex environmental and sustainability challenges that companies face today. No matter what your goals are with regard to emission testing, our Green Line will empower you to implement, measure, and achieve sustainable practices for a greener future.

We adhere to strict regulatory guidelines to ensure customers meet all operating approval requirements with the following services:

  • Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) – LDAR & fugitive emission monitoring programs using optical gas imaging and toxic vapour analyzers following provincial & federal regulations
  • Source Emission Monitoring – offering source emission surveys and Relative Accuracy Test Audits using promulgated reference methods and continuous emission monitoring systems
  • Ambient Air Monitoring  - air monitoring services in accordance with provincial & federal ambient air quality standards

We work with you to develop a monitoring program to comply with regulatory standards, optimize pollution abatement equipment, and evaluate process change in industrial plants.

  • 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.

  • Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)

    The Bureau Veritas LDAR program is developed in accordance with all provincial and federal regulations, including AER Directive 060, AER Directive 084, BC Oil & Gas Commission guidelines, and the Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector) (SOR/2018-66).

     Bureau Veritas offers leak detection and repair services, data management and staff training. We offer monitoring solutions for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and volatile hazardous pollutants (VHAPs) leaking from industrial manufacturing, transportation and distribution processes. Our team of professional, trained technical experts is able to efficiently identify the exact sources of emissions in a cost effective manner using optical gas imaging and toxic vapour analyzers.

     Our services include:

    • Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) programs
    • Smart LDAR: OGI, Quantitative OGI, TVA
    • Advanced LDAR inventory maintenance
    • Fugitive emission monitoring
    • Digital P&ID solutions
    • Advanced monitoring & sampling solutions
    •  Database management solutions
  • 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 325AEPA325B.  

    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 here.


    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.

    Bureau Veritas provides emission monitoring services that meet MSAPR requirements. We offer Performance Tests for Boilers/Heaters and Performance Tests and Emission Checks for Stationary Spark Engines. Bureau Veritas has numerous portable analyzers with staff experienced in their operation and the regulations, allowing us to offer our clients timely response to requests.

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