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BEACON RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FOR EPA METHOD 325

Friday, January 22nd - 2016

 

Beacon is the first laboratory to receive accreditation for EPA Method 325B -- the analytical method required by the EPA to target emissions of benzene around the perimeter of petroleum refineries.
Beacon is also the first field sampling and measurement organizatIon to receive accreditation for the collection of air samples in accordance with EPA Method 325A.

In 2015, the US EPA established a new rule requiring all petroleum refineries to monitor the emissions of Benzene around the facilities' perimeter using sorbent tubes that passively sample air for 2-week periods (EPA Method 325).  A minimum of 12 locations are to be sampled at each refinery and each location is to be sampled continuously throughout the year with two-week sampling intervals.  Beacon is leading the industry in the development and analysis of passive sampling techniques using adsorbents and is pleased to announce that Beacon is the first laboratory to receive accreditation for EPA Method 325.  In addition, Beacon is the first field sampling and measurement organization to receive accreditation for the collection of air samples in accordance with EPA Method 325.  As the company President, Harry O'Neill, announced, "Beacon continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to support the environmental industry and our clients in meeting their regulatory requirements.  We are proud that Beacon is the first laboratory to achieve accreditation for this new important method and we will continue to innovate to remain the leader in air sampling using advanced sorbent-based technologies and methods." 


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