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PostSubject: Testing stoves for epa regulations   Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:27 pm

If anyone can help me in understanding their different approved methods of testing I would be very grateful.

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/emc/tmethods.html

It looks like I may be able to do the
Category B: Source Category Approved Alternative Methods

These methods are approved alternatives to the methods required by 40 CFR Parts 60, 61 and 63 as described by the General Provisions of the corresponding Parts and as further explained in a Federal Register notice dated January 30, 2007. As such, the methods may be used by sources for determining compliance with the requirements of these Parts per their specified applicability provisions without further EPA approval. The Administrator, or designee (currently Dr. Conniesue Oldham, Group Leader of the Measurement Technology Group in the Air Quality Assessment Division of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards), has approved these methods for the specified applications; this approval has been documented through an official EPA letter. These methods include quality control and quality assurance procedures that must be met. The EPA staff may not necessarily be the technical experts on these methods.
Federal Register Notice and List of Source Category Approved Alternative Methods

It is like trying to figure out which end of a tangled string is at.
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PostSubject: Re: Testing stoves for epa regulations   Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:52 pm

I am appealing to those of you who may understand this more easier than I can.
When it comes to regulations all I see is a twisted bunch of string trying to figure out where is the starting point.

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/feds-announce-plans-for-stricter-wood-stove-regulations/article_7c5bb770-9bde-5f5b-a039-5246b72644ab.html

I see where they give the PM allowances but after doing some research trying to find labs that are approved to do testing is difficult at best to find for some reason.
I am looking at developing a system that is part of the stove that will trap the majority of particulates without hampering efficiency.

That may mean making the part of the stove where the chimney plumbs into the stove to be filtering the particulates before entering into the chimney itself.
I am guessing they will not allow a specialized chimney section to be part of the test for the stove unless it is permanently affixed.


Under current regulations, a non-catalytic wood stove meets EPA certification if it produces less than 7.5 grams of PM 2.5 per hour.

The proposed EPA regulations would cut that down to 4.5 grams of PM 2.5 for all stoves manufactured after the date the regulations go into place.

The state's proposed regulations would set a limit of 2.5 grams of PM 2.5 for all heaters installed in areas that are deemed to be in non-attainment of the EPA's air pollution regulations.
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PostSubject: Re: Testing stoves for epa regulations   Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:59 pm

Here is a facility that does testing.

http://www.dnr-engineering.com/Blank.html
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PostSubject: Re: Testing stoves for epa regulations   Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:59 am

try this

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/03/08/new-epa-wood-stove-rules-concern-makers-users/24616847/

http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/understanding-residential-wood-heater-rules

http://epa.gov/burnwise/strategies.html

http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters

testing at a epa labratory

http://www2.epa.gov/compliance/wood-heater-compliance-monitoring-program

http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/ordinances.html

id advice reading this one

https://www.chimneysweeponline.com/hoepareg.htm

http://www.combustionportal.org/woodstoves.cfm

take a look at this one

http://www.pelletheat.org/pfi-standards-program

also download this and read its a pdf from the website

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEAQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.intertek.com%2FWorkArea%2FDownloadAsset.aspx%3Fid%3D33409&ei=RHIhVfm1CYnfarjfgaAI&usg=AFQjCNFSjDyRsoPt6qTGdHqFK1uDl3-fcQ&bvm=bv.89947451,d.d2s

for the link above ive read it

the page - Intertek
www.intertek.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=33409
For more information about Intertek's testing and certification capabilities, please ... Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for wood burning appliances, which is ... the lack of recognition by the EPA of any test method for determining heating ..... Intertek's current advice on their specific needs before acting upon any of the.
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PostSubject: Re: Testing stoves for epa regulations   Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:31 am

Thanks Gadily, I did finally find a testing facility.

Next stop to see how much, I have heard it is about 30 to 50 thousand dollars to get a stove tested.
It is sickening.

If I had the money I would drop it on testing today.
I now can build a stove a day quite easily with what I have worked out.
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PostSubject: Re: Testing stoves for epa regulations   Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:26 am

I actually agree with what chimney sweep states the greedy gets are shutting down cheap fuel for greedy profits and there using epa to do it

only one on this site im aware of with a test is big flynn

http://woodstoves.forumotion.co.uk/t569-flue-gas-analyzer

http://woodstoves.forumotion.co.uk/t451-hello-every-one

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