Air Liquide America Specialty Gases, LLC (ALASG) has recently introduced two SCOTT™ brand EPA protocol calibration gas mixtures, set to offer help to facilities nationwide as greenhouse gas legislation tightens.

ALASG expects the introduction of the mixtures to help approximately 10,000 facilities nationwide to comply with new legislation governing greenhouse gas emissions.

Effective as of 1st January 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule will require large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data.

Generally, the EPA’s greenhouse gas rule calls for direct measurement of emissions from certain units that already are required to collect and report data using continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMs). To meet this additional monitoring requirement, Air Liquide is offering four and five-component SCOTT GHG EPA protocol calibration mixtures that include methane and carbon dioxide (CO2).

The mixtures will enable affected facilities to monitor emissions more efficiently and economically by allowing them to monitor CO, CO2, CH4, NOx, and SO2 using a single calibration gas standard.

Guy Rowland, President of Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC, commented, “These additions to our product portfolio demonstrate Air Liquide’s ongoing focus on innovation and unparalleled product quality to bring value to our clients.”

Electric utilities and other sources have historically monitored and reported CO, SO2, and nitric oxide emissions for the EPA’s Acid Rain Program and have required highly accurate calibration gas mixtures made as per EPA traceability protocol.

Air Liquide’s innovative technologies help to curb polluting emissions, lower industry’s energy use, recover and reuse natural resources, and contribute to the development of energies of tomorrow. Its expertise includes calibration gas mixtures for environmental monitoring applications, and through its Scott Specialty Gases heritage, is the world’s largest producer of EPA protocol gases.

Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC operates over 30 facilities throughout North America to provide fast, localised delivery by dedicated trucks.