EN 15058:2006

Stationary source emissions - Determination of the mass concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) - Reference method: Non-dispersive infrared spectrometry EN 15058:2006

Publication date:   Aug 10, 2006

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99.60 Withdrawal effective   Jan 11, 2017


CEN/TC 264 Air quality

European Norm

13.040.40   Stationary source emissions



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This European Standard specifies the Standard Reference Method (SRM) for sampling, and determining car-bon monoxide content in ducts and stacks emitting to atmosphere. It describes the Non Dispersive Infra-Red (NDIR) analytical technique, including the sampling system and sample gas conditioning system, to determine CO in flue gases. This European Standard is the reference method for periodic monitoring and for calibration or control of Automatic Measuring Systems (AMS) permanently installed on a stack, for regulatory purposes or other purposes. To be used as the SRM, it is necessary to demonstrate that the performance characteristics of the method are lower than the performance criteria defined in this European standard and that the overall uncertainty of the method is less than ± 6 % relative at the daily Emission Limit Value (ELV).
NOTE When the NDIR method is used as an AMS, refer to EN 14181 and other relevant standards provided by CEN TC 264.
It is necessary for anybody who would like to use an Alternative Method instead of this Standard Reference Method to work out the demonstration of the equivalence according to the Technical Specification TS 14793, providing that his capability to carry out this demonstration is officially recognised by his national accreditation body or law.
This Standard Reference Method has been evaluated during field tests on waste incineration, co-incineration installations and large combustion plants. It has been validated for CO concentrations with sampling periods of 30 min in the range of 0 mg/m3 to 400 mg/m3 for large combustion plants and 0 mg/m3 – 740 mg/m3 for waste and co-incineration. For waste incineration plants, Council Directive 2000/76/EC lays down emission values which are expressed in mg/m3, on dry basis at a specified value of O2 and at reference conditions of 273 K and 101,3 kPa.

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EN 15058:2006
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Jan 11, 2017


EN 15058:2017