GE emissions testing team adopts future EPA standards

Atlanta, May 11, 2010 – GE’s emissions testing team is meeting the requirements of a new emissions standard that is expected to be adopted in the near future by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Part of GE Energy Services, GE’s emissions testing team measures air pollutant emissions from gas turbines, coal-fired utilities, oil refineries and other large industrial operations.

As of April 1, GE has been operating in compliance with the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials “Standard Practice for Competency of Air Emissions Testing Bodies,” a new quality standard soon to be mandated by EPA.

ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. 

GE’s emissions testing team is now qualified to meet the new standard for all industrial emissions testing and measurement projects.

“When EPA announced its intent to promulgate this standard, we immediately started the process of positioning ourselves to fully comply with its requirements,” explained Bruce Randall, service manager for GE Energy Services. “We implemented an ISO-accredited quality management system, restructured our organization so that all of the roles required by the new standard were assigned and invested in testing and training of our field personnel. Finally, we brought in a third party to audit our conformance with the standard. Today, we feel that we have the industry’s most qualified individuals trained under the new standard.”

Randall added, “Our market includes industrial companies with repetitive and frequent emissions testing needs that recognize and value the GE quality and our culture of commitment to environment, health and safety.”

 

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