Portable AMS - HEMP
The Human Exposure Monitoring Program (HEMP) Portable AMS measures additional data to address odour related issues for HEMP. This station is deployed to address both scientific data needs, and areas of public concern in the region.
The HEMP Portable AMS is equipped with analyzers to measure Total Reduced Sulphurs, Total Hydrocarbon, Methane, Non-Methane Hydrocarbons, wind speed, wind direction, temperature and relative humidity. In addition to the continuous monitoring analyzers, a Pneumatic Focusing Gas Chromatograph (PFGC) is also installed in the portable station to characterize odour related compounds in the air.
The odour related chemical profiles that are produced from the instruments installed in the HEMP Portable AMS will be used to compare to the chemical profiles that come out of the same instrument types installed at Bertha Ganter - Fort McKay AMS.
The HEMP Portable AMS104 is currently deployed in the community of Anzac, at the Nexen Long Lake office site.
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All air quality monitoring data displayed on this site by the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association is directly from monitoring equipment output signals. Displayed data is generally indicative of ambient conditions, however, it has not been reviewed, validated, nor processed for baseline drift and other fluctuations by qualified technicians. Final processed and validated data values may vary from values displayed on this site. A displayed value of 'n/d' indicates air monitoring data is not available at the corresponding time due to scheduled maintenance and/or instrument calibration. Charted data is locked to the range of the analyzer by default, and can be unlocked by the appropriate control. To access quality-checked and validated historical data, please visit the Casa Data Warehouse: www.casadata.org
Historical Monitoring Data
PLEASE NOTE: When ambient concentrations of any pollutant WBEA measures exceeds the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objective, WBEA has an immediate Reporting Protocol that is put into action. WBEA analyzers continuously monitor ambient air, and in the event of an exceedence the following steps are taken:
1 - The data collection system automatically sends out alarm notifications to WBEA personnel and an independent third party alarm monitoring company.
2 - The alarm company acknowledges the incoming alarm and reports the data and supporting information such as wind conditions, locations, time, etc, to Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) in real time, or as soon as becoming aware of it.
3 - As the provincial regulator, AESRD uses the data and information from WBEA to follow up as appropriate.