Air Quality Management Software

Complying with regulations on air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions is a requirement that is impossible to avoid. It is a prerequisite to continue doing business. In addition, stakeholders are increasingly requesting that companies demonstrate improvements in environmental performance.

Calculating and monitoring emissions of air pollutants is a costly burden filled with complications. Some companies can have thousands of pieces of equipment spread over multiple facilities. In addition, each piece of equipment may require very frequent readings on several parameters to ensure compliance. The sheer quantity of data and the scale of air emissions calculations required is a significant challenge that can be addressed only through a highly-specialized, enterprise system able to handle millions of data points.

Enablon’s Air Quality Management solution enables companies to comply with air pollutant and emission regulations, as well as air permit requirements, from around the world. The application embeds sophisticated capabilities that perform complex calculations at high volume, and on an on-going basis, to ensure accuracy of air emissions calculations throughout all facilities.

Enablon Air Quality Management helps companies manage air quality requirements from advanced emission sources modeling and calculation, to emissions forecasting and scenario analysis.

Standardize Data Management

  • Collect data from external systems in all facilities through data interfaces with external data sources
  • Use templates to standardize data collection and calculations throughout the entire organization
  • Modify and validate collected data through user-configured rules
  • Manage high-frequency data for many facilities using a multi-server configuration

Improve Inventory Management

  • Keep track of all the properties and data for all equipment throughout all facilities
  • Ensure consistent data gathering for similar equipment and materials across the company
  • Quickly consolidate inventory data throughout all facilities
  • Automate emission calculations for forecasting and scenario analysis

Ensure Regulatory Compliance

  • Comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA), GHG MRR, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), New Source Review (NSR), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) regulations in the U.S., Australia’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme (NGERS), Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), and other regulations
  • Automate regulatory reports on allowances, emissions, compliance status and certifications
  • Determine the applicability of rules and regulations to equipment throughout all facilities
  • Keep track of regulatory limits that must be complied with and actions required when a limit is exceeded

Report on Air Emissions

  • Create reports for internal and external stakeholders, including regulatory authorities
  • Define and save data search queries for quick report generation
  • Consolidate data in reports at any level of the organization (enterprise, business unit, country, facility, equipment)
  • Provide an audit trail to show that a facility is in compliance with permit requirements

Improve Environmental Performance

  • Gather all required information from one-time pollutant emission events
  • Report all events that have an environmental impact
  • Keep track of progress regarding reductions in air pollutants and GHG emissions

Enablon Air Quality Management covers the entire air quality management cycle. The solution offers the following functionalities:

  • Emission Sources Modeling
    – Sources inventory: stationary combustion, mobile combustion, process and fugitive emission, etc.
    – Sources categorization for emission consolidation (Site, Plant, Facility, Location, Activity, etc.)
    – Process throughput products definition: properties, composition (e.g. VOCs, HAPs etc.)
    – Source activity data definition: frequency, parameter definition, etc.
    – Source activity data collection: monitored, calculated, forecast, etc.
  • Collection of activity data from external information systems using interfaces with systems such as Osisoft PI and Aspentech IP21 process historians; software solutions such as SAP Plant, FlowCal and PGas; as well as equipment modules, sensors and energy meters
  • Calculation Formulas Libraries
    – Emission types list (e.g. Nitrogen oxides, Sulphur dioxide, PM, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, etc.)
    – Quantification methods definition (EPA AP42 , IPCC, CEPEI, EPA GHG MRR, etc.)
    – Equations builder to perform any calculation
    – Simple and complex equations
    – Emission factor libraries (references, applicability and documentation)
    – Validation rules and consistency checks to ensure data quality
  • Emissions Forecasting
    – Collection of data on future production estimates and activity data
    – Automatic calculation of emissions based on estimated activity data and formulas: Calculation of forecast activity data (e.g. fuel requirements) from production estimates; calculation of forecast emissions based on forecast activity data
    – Ability to store forecast projection reports
  • Scenario Analysis
    – User-based scenario definition
    – Scenario parameters configuration (fuel mix, equipment properties, etc.)
    – Calculation of air emissions according to different scenario parameters models
    – Scenario storing and sharing
    – Scenario integration with emission forecasting
  • Regulatory Compliance
    – Integration with third party regulatory content (e.g. ENHESA, RegScan, STP, etc.) to be aware of all relevant regulations
    – Applicability of rules and regulations to equipment throughout all sites
    – Alerts if regulatory limits have been exceeded
    – Generation of regulatory reports
    – Audit trail with logs of all edits
  • Reporting
    – XML Reporting Engine for electronic agency deliverables
    – Document Reporting Engine that allows Excel, Word and PDF documents to be populated with Enablon data
    – Standard report templates for internal and external reporting

The Enablon Difference

  • The most comprehensive platform for Sustainability, EHS and Risk Management
  • Used by more than 1 million users in 160 countries across all industries
  • Recognized by industry analysts across all product areas
  • Accessible anywhere, anytime on laptops, tablets and smartphones
  • A complete range of usage options, from SaaS to hosted and on-premises
  • A flexible technology which can be tailored to each company’s processes and organization
  • A global network of partners providing consulting, services, content and technology

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