The power company is a client that ESS has performed stack-testing services for in prior years, the last project completed in December of 2006. ESS has multiple clients in the Dominican Republic, and often performs work in the Caribbean, on average at least once a year. ESS mobilized a three-man crew from September 5th through 12th, 2012.
The project purpose was in-house engineering analysis for quality control and quality assurance, and to demonstrate compliance with emissions requirements as stipulated by the International Development Bank (IDB). ESS utilized USEPA 40 CFR Part 60 methodologies for all sampling requirements at the facility in San Pedro.
In addition to the successful completion of this project, ESS realized benefits in networking that will be invaluable in future endeavors into the Dominican and its neighboring country. Several contacts made during the course of the project have already led to further planned projects, and ESS personnel will be mobilizing to another power facility to perform sampling in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in the following week. The Haiti mobilization presents the challenge of a severely truncated lead and planning time. ESS was initially contacted regarding the project on Thursday, September 21st, awarded the work on Friday, September 22nd, and is planning to mobilize no later than Monday, September 24th.
Such needs for quick response and flexibility in operations are frequently the case in air-testing projects both domestic and international. Changes in project scope and requirements, late additions to air-testing needs and late changes in schedule are a common occurrence, but without preparation and experience these common occurrences can become extreme difficulties when mobilizing internationally. ESS has the competitive advantage of experience, drawn from international projects conducted in such locations as Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic, Hungary, and other points in Europe. The ESS network of reputable vendors and service providers help drive projects to completion within the required timeline and budget.
Founded in 1979, ESS has been performing industrial air quality testing since that time, and has developed into a leader within the field. ESS utilizes modern, consistently maintained equipment to conduct its stack testing services throughout the U.S. and abroad. They are qualified to conduct a wide range of EPA test methodologies among various air emissions sources and industries. ESS clients have easy access to the reliable and accurate reporting of stack test results through a secure online client portal.
For more information about ESS, please visit their company website at http://www.ESSKnowsAir.com and their blog at http://www.ESSKnowsAir-