Smoke School Truck

The state-of-art Penn State Smoke School Truck, which is used during the course to certify smoke readers.

The opacity of plumes from industrial processes is subject to regulation by state departments of environmental protection. Compliance with these regulations is generally checked visually by certified individuals.

This program is devoted to the interests of industry and its problems complying with state regulations. In dealing with state regulations and personnel, it is to industry’s advantage to employ proficient, certified individuals who are familiar with regulations and enforcement practices. Employees should also be knowledgeable about limitations of visual measurement and should be familiar with methods used to control opacity.

This program will aid your company in meeting the requirements for Title V certification. The objectives of this program are to explain why plumes have opacity and to train people to measure opacity visually and conduct certification tests in accordance with EPA Method 9. Certificates will be issued to participants who pass the certification test.

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