EPA Protocol Gas Standards Are Used for Consistent and Reliable Monitoring
In today’s business world, accountability is important. Businesses need to be accountable to customers, employees, and the environment when their processes have an ecological impact. The EPA Protocol Gas Standards are used to certify calibration gases for ambient and continuous emission monitors. Calibration gases are defined by the EPA as compressed gases used to calibrate air pollution monitors for consistent and reliable monitoring. Specialty gas producers use the EPA protocol to analyze and certify gases sold to end-users. Traceability is also required under EPA regulations.
This blog will examine how CK Supply is a leading supplier of documented EPA Protocol Gases and how our entire organization is dedicated to reliable, sustainable, and ecologically sound practices
How Does CK Ensure Protocol Gases are Up To Standard?
By establishing a standard of quality for industrial and food-grade gases, the EPA aims to ensure clean air and responsible business practices. This requires traceability and documentation for commercially sold gases. The EPA has two aims regarding gases:
- Analytical traceability – using reference materials to calibrate the measurement system. This is a meticulous process that carefully determines the concentrations of mixture components.
- Process Traceability – High-sensitivity weighing systems are used for component additions against the international unit of mass. These are then compared to primary standards with known composition.
An EPA Certificate of Analysis (COA) is essential for verifying the quality and composition of a gas blend. This certificate includes a clear description of the mixture, an explanation of traceability, vital attributes (including pressure, accuracy, valve type, and gas volume), and important instructions for storage and use.
Every gas mixture we sell will contain an EPA protocol gas COA. Should any local, state, or EPA air quality enforcement personnel have any questions about processes or compliance when using protocol gases, the first thing they will request is a COA. This is your proof that the products you are using are in compliance with current and mandatory requirements.
How Can CK Help Minimize Risks?
Allowing protocol gases to expire can bring your organization out of compliance. Expired and poorly documented gases can cost thousands in fines. CK Supply is a trusted calibration gas supplier that provides the storage, delivery, and recalibration options that can meet your compliance needs.
The Exact Products You Need, Every Time
For years, Cee Key Supply has been a premier supplier of gases and welding equipment. Our PurityPlus Specialty Gases makes CK capable of supplying rare and specific gas mixes, including cryogenic equipment. As always, we apply the same care and attention to detail with our specialty gases as we do with any product that goes out our door. It is this added value that has made CK Supply into the Midwest’s most reliable and trusted supplier of specialty gases, high purity bulk gases, calibration gas supply, and other industrial gases.
For more information about how we meet EPA protocols or how our products can be a reliable, safe, and compliant supply of the industrial and food-grade gases your business needs, reach out to us today. We are standing by to be your complete industrial gas supplier with the exact product you need and can ship nationwide.
About CK Supply
CK Supply is the largest independent supplier of compressed gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies in Missouri. Our five retail locations throughout Missouri & Illinois support all your welding needs. We invite everyone to “Discover the Difference” when dealing with CK Supply, Inc.