Control Equipment
Control Equipment Association
Control Equipment Association Grid

Control Equipment

Forms: GI-05A-R/GI-05A, CD-05

This page allows you to edit and add information for control equipment at your facility. Select the check box next to No control equipment at this facility if this statement is true. Otherwise, you may not continue until all mandatory fields are entered.

Control Equipment Any equipment, device, apparatus, structure, operation, or other means of treating, preventing, collecting, or controlling air pollution. There are many examples of control equipment, including fabric or other media filters, thermal oxidizers, catalytic oxidizers, electrostatic precipitators, and dust suppression by water or chemical application.

Note:This service does not have a point where you are prompted to provide changes to groups in your permit. If you have changes to permit groups, you may upload an “other” type document describing group changes when you reach the attachments screen.

Click Add New Record to add information for a new method of control. You may edit some information in existing records. These are records that have been populated by data you have entered previously. You will not be able to edit existing control equipment‘s type, manufacturer, or model number.

Click Delete Record to erase a control that you have added. You may not delete existing records (records that you have not added during this application process). Instead, you may change the status to Inactive/Retired and provide a removed date.

Reason for changes/modifications — If you edit existing information, you must provide a reason in this text field (below the table). This field allows up to 2,000 characters.

Click Next Record to go to the next control equipment. This action will take you away from the current page if all mandatory fields are entered. You will not be able to move to the next subject item if you are currently viewing the last item.

Click Previous Record to go back to the previous control equipment. This action will take you away from the current page after all mandatory fields are entered. You will not be able to view the previous subject item if you are viewing the first item.

Required fields for Control Equipment page if box is not checked:

In addition, some types of control equipment will have additional required fields:

For Electrostatic Precipitator:

For Fabric Filters:

For Cyclone/Multicyclone:

For Wet Cyclone Separator:

For Vapor Recovery System:

For Spray Tower/Scrubber:

For Thermal Oxidation:

For Oxidation Catalyst:

For Catalytic Oxidation:

For Injection Systems:

For Other Controls:

Control Equipment ID — For new control equipment, the service will list “new” as the ID number. You will need to assign an ID for the purposes of this application process. Any ID you assign will most likely be different when the permit is issued. Assign a new and unique subject item ID number to each additional piece of control equipment; do not reuse numbers. Even if the equipment or method replaces a previously removed device or method, assign a new number. This ID number must be the same as shown on the Process Flow Diagram and must be used consistently throughout the application. This field allows a maximum of 50 characters.

ID numbers must be unique within your service. For example, you may not use the ID “0061” for an emission unit and “0061” for a piece of control equipment. You could instead choose the ID “0061” for the emission unit and “Scrubber 0061” for the control equipment.

Control Equipment Type The only allowed control equipment types are listed in the drop-down list. You must select from the following (note that the control equipment types are listed here alphabetically; in the drop-down list, they will be listed in numeric order) :

048-Activated Carbon Adsorption

022-Direct Flame Afterburner with Heat Exchanger

201-Knock Out Box

113-Rotoclone

084-Activated Clay Adsorption

041-Dry Limestone Injection

049-Liquid Filtration System

139-SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction)

031-Air Injection

206-Dry Sorbent Injection

029-Low Excess - Air Firing

107-Selective Noncatalytic Reduction for NOX

068-Alkaline Fly Ash Scrubbing

036-Dual Alkali Scrubbing

205-Low Nox Burners

075-Single Cyclone

040-Alkalized Alumina

062-Dust Suppress by Chem Stabilizer/Wetting Agent

035-Magnesium Oxide Scrubbing

070-Sodium-Alkali Scrubbing

032-Ammonia Injection

106-Dust Suppression by Physical Stabilization

058-Mat or Panel Filter

069-Sodium Carbonate Scrubbing

038-Ammonia Scrubbing

061-Dust Suppression by Water Spray

059-Metal Fabric Filter Screen(Cotton Gin,Day Vac)

910-Split Paper + Polyester Paint Arrestor

908-Andre - Cardboard Binks Filter (Accordian)

056-Dynamic Separator (Dry)

014-Mist Eliminator - High Velocity, V>250 Ft/Min

052-Spray Tower

064-Annular Ring Filter

057-Dynamic Separator (Wet)

015-Mist Eliminator - Low Velocity, V<250 Ft/Min

025-Staged Combustion

078-Baffle

159-Electrified Filter Bed

024-Modified Furnace or Burner Design

028-Steam or Water Injection

074-Barometric Condenser

010-Electrostatic Precipitator - High Efficiency

901-2 - 3 % Moisture Content

045-Sulfur Plant

302-Biofilter

011-Electrostatic Precipitator - Med Efficiency

902-4 % Moisture Content

043-Sulfuric Acid Plant - Contact Process

207-Carbon Injection

012-Electrostatic Precipitator - Low Efficiency

903-5 % Moisture Content

044-Sulfuric Acid Plant - Double Contact Process

019-Catalytic Afterburner

016-Fabric Filter - High Temp, T>250 Degrees F

904-6% or Greater Moisture Content

131-Thermal Oxidizer

020-Catalytic Afterburner with Heat Exchanger

017-Fabric Filter - Med Temp, 180 F<T<250 F

066-Molecular Sieve

051-Tray-Type Gas Adsorption Column

203-Catalytic Converter

018-Fabric Filter - Low Temp, T<180 Degrees F

077-Multiclone w Fly Ash Reinj(Cmmn w Coal Boiler)

072-Tube and Shell Condenser

039-Cat. Oxidation - Flue Gas Desulfurization

906-Fiberglass Filter with Cardboard Frame

076-Multiclone wo Fly Ash Reinj (Most Multiclone)

030-Use of Fuel with Low Nitrogen Content

109-Catalytic Oxidizer

907-Fiberglass Filter without Cardboard Frame

099-Other

047-Vapor Recyc Sys-Condensers, Hoods, Othr Enclos

065-Catalytic Reduction

023-Flaring

204-Overfire Air

053-Venturi Scrubber

 

 

312-Oxidation Catalyst

 

007-Centrifugal Collector - High Efficiency

026-Flue Gas Recirculation

082-Ozonation

086-Water Curtain (Use for Water Wash Paint Booth)

008-Centrifugal Collector - Medium Efficiency

071-Fluid Bed Dry Scrubber

050-Packed-Gas Adsorption Column

034-Wellman-Lord/Sodium Sulfite Scrubbing

009-Centrifugal Collector - Low Efficiency

013-Gas Scrubber (General, Not Classified)

905-Paper Filter (Not Accordian)

085-Wet Cyclonic Separator - Wet Cyclone

083-Chemical Neutralization

063-Gravel Bed Filter (Elect Filter Bed Code=911)

046-Process Change

146-Wet Electrostatic Precipitator

080-Chemical Oxidation

004-Gravity Collector - High Efficiency

054-Process Enclosed

067-Wet Lime Slurry Scrubbing

081-Chemical Reduction

005-Gravity Collector - Medium Efficiency

060-Process Gas Recovery

042-Wet Limestone Injection

037-Citrate Process Scrubbing

006-Gravity Collector - Low Efficiency

027-Reduced Combustion - Air Preheating

001-Wet Scrubber - High Efficiency

033-Control of %O2 in Combustion Air (Off Stoich)

101-High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter (HEPA)

073-Refrigerated Condenser

002-Wet Scrubber - Medium Efficiency

021-Direct Flame Afterburner

055-Impingement Plate Scrubber

909-Roll Media-Fbrglass Tack Filter(Tack One Side)

003-Wet Scrubber - Low Efficiency

 

Description — Describe the control equipment in sufficient detail to identify this source at the facility; for example: “panel filter for main paint booth,” “water application on road from mine to North Crusher,” etc. This field allows up to 200 characters.

Manufacturer — For packaged and pre-assembled equipment, and for equipment completely designed by a single company and field-assembled, provide the name of the manufacturer or designer. For equipment designed and manufactured by the contractor or owner, indicate this. Up to 50 allowable characters.

Model Number — For equipment which has a model number, provide the model number. If there is no model number, you may enter NA or something similar to indicate that there is no model number. Up to 50 allowable characters.

Status Select either Active/Existing or Inactive/Retired from the drop-down list.

Installation Date — Provide the date that construction or installation of the control equipment began. For equipment with an unknown construction date, select the TBD (to be determined) check box. The format for the date is MM/DD/YYYY. The allowable values range from 01/01/1900-12/31/3000.

Removal Date — This is required if the Status is Inactive. Provide the date that the equipment was removed. The format for the date is MM/DD/YYYY. The allowable values range from 01/01/1900-12/31/3000.

Pollutant Controlled You must select at least one pollutant that is controlled by the control equipment. If the equipment controls more than one pollutant (e.g., PM, PM10, and PM2.5), then click Add Row to include additional pollutants. Click the Delete icon to remove a row that you have added through this application process.

Capture Efficiency — Fill in the capture efficiency of the emission capture device. The capture efficiency is the portion of the pollutants emitted that are routed via ducting to the control equipment. If all of the pollutants emitted are routed via ducting to the control equipment, the capture efficiency is 100%. Hoods and other devices that do not completely surround the emissions from an emission unit do not capture all of the pollutants emitted have a capture efficiency that is less than 100%.

If the capture efficiency has been determined by performance testing in accordance with Minn. R. 7017.2001 to 7017.2060, and the test report has been reviewed and approved by the MPCA, the determined efficiency must be used. If the capture efficiency has not been determined by a performance test, but the capture device is a hood that has been evaluated and conforms with the requirements of "Industrial Ventilation - A Manual of Recommended Practices," 21st ed., fill in 80% for particulate matter or 60% for volatile organic compounds. Hood evaluations must be conducted by qualified personnel. You must use the Hood Evaluation and Certification form (CR-02). The Hood Evaluation and Certification form (CR-02) must be signed by a responsible official and must be submitted with the application. This form is required for existing and newly listed control equipment and must be uploaded when you reach the Attachments page. These forms are available on the MPCA’s Air Quality Forms webpage.

Hoods that have not been evaluated or do not conform to the recommended design and operating practices in "Industrial Ventilation- A Manual of Recommended Practices", 21st ed., must be either evaluated and brought into conformity with those design and operating practices or tested in accordance with Minn. R. 7017.2001 to 7017.2060, and the test report reviewed and approved by the MPCA, to determine a capture efficiency. You may propose an alternative capture efficiency based on engineering calculations approved by the commissioner; the CR-02 form must still be completed and submitted with the application.

The results of the evaluation and a copy of the certification must be kept on-site. The owner or operator must make this evaluation and certification available for examination and copying upon request of the commissioner and must, upon request, submit these records to the commissioner by the time specified in the request.

Destruction/Collection Efficiency The collection or destruction efficiency is the portion of the pollutants that are captured and routed to the control equipment that is either collected and retained in the control equipment or is destroyed by the control equipment. Environmental Protection Agency publications and databases are the preferred sources for destruction/collection efficiency factors.

If you conducted a performance test that was reviewed and accepted by the MPCA, you may propose that efficiency.

Efficiency Basis — You must indicate the basis of the destruction/collection efficiency you entered. You must select from the drop-down list.

If other basis, please explain If you select Other as the efficiency basis, you must complete this field. Describe the efficiency basis. Up to 200 allowable characters.

Subject to CAM? — You must indicate whether or not the control equipment is subject to Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) regulations (40 CFR Part 64). Refer to MPCA Form GI-09H to make this determination. Select Yes or No from the drop-down list. If you answer Yes and CAM newly applies, you must upload a Compliance Assurance Monitoring Plan when you reach the Attachments page.

         MPCA Air Quality Forms Webpage

For large or other PSEU? — PSEU stands for Pollutant Specific Emission Unit, and it means an emission unit considered separately with respect to each regulated air pollutant that is controlled by a specific piece of control equipment. If you answered Yes to “Subject to CAM?” you are required to indicate here if the controlled subject item is a large PSEU (meaning the controlled emission rate of the specific pollutant exiting the control equipment is 100 tons per year or more), or an other PSEU (meaning the controlled emissions are less than 100 tons per year). Select Large or Other from the drop-down list.

If the selected Control Equipment type is Electrostatic Precipitator:

Voltage: If you do not enter the Total Power, you must enter both the Voltage and the Secondary Current. Enter the voltage in units of kilovolts. Valid values are 0.1 - 999.9.

Secondary Current: If you do not enter the Total Power, you must enter both the Voltage and the Secondary Current. Enter the secondary current in units of milliamps. Valid values are 0.1 – 999.9.

Total Power: If you do not enter the Voltage and Secondary Current, you must enter the Total Power. Enter the total power in units of kilowatts. Valid values are 0 – 999.

Minimum Fields Online: This is an optional field. Enter the minimum number of fields that must be online at any given time. Valid values are 0 – 999.

Using Conditioning Agent: If the control equipment is a wet electrostatic precipitator, you must indicate whether a conditioning agent is used. Select Yes or No from the drop-down list.

Conditioning Agent flow rate: If you answered Yes to Using Conditioning Agent, you must enter the conditioning agent flow rate in units of gallons/hour. Valid values are 0.10-0999.9.

If the selected Control Equipment type is Fabric Filter:

Pressure Drop Minimum: Enter the minimum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Pressure Drop Maximum: Enter the maximum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Bag Leak Detector in Use?: Select Yes or No from the drop-down list, indicating whether or not a bag leak detector is in use.

If the selected control equipment type is Cyclone/Multicyclone:

Pressure Drop Minimum: Enter the minimum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Pressure Drop Maximum: Enter the maximum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

If the selected control equipment type is Wet Cyclone Separator:

Pressure Drop Minimum: Enter the minimum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Pressure Drop Maximum: Enter the maximum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Minimum Water Pressure: Enter the minimum water pressure in units of pounds per square inch (psi). Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

If the selected control equipment type is Vapor Recovery Systems:

Minimum Inlet Temperature: Enter the minimum inlet temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F). Valid values are 50 – 150.

Maximum Inlet Temperature: Enter the maximum inlet temperature in degrees °F. Valid values are 50 – 150.

Condenser Pressure Drop Minimum: Enter the pressure drop minimum for the condenser in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Condenser Pressure Drop Maximum: Enter the pressure drop maximum for the condenser in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Filter Pressure Drop Minimum: Enter the pressure drop minimum for the filter in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Filter Pressure Drop Maximum: Enter the pressure drop maximum for the filter in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

If the selected control equipment type is Spray Tower/Scrubbers:

Pressure Drop Minimum: Enter the minimum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Pressure Drop Maximum: Enter the maximum pressure drop in units of inches of water column. Valid values are 0.1 – 99.9.

Minimum Liquid Flow Rate: Enter the minimum liquid flow rate in gallons. Valid values are 0.1 – 999.9.

If the selected control equipment type is Thermal Oxidation:

Minimum Combustion Temperature: Enter the minimum combustion temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F). Valid values are 100 – 9,999.

Inlet Temperature: Enter the inlet temperature in °F. Valid values are 50 – 9,999.

Outlet Temperature: Enter the outlet temperature in °F. Valid values are 100 – 9,999.

Residence Time: Enter the residence time in the thermal oxidizer, in seconds. Valid values are 0.1 – 9.9.

Burner Capacity: Enter the burner capacity in units of million British thermal units per hour (MMBTU/hr). Valid values are 0.01 – 99.99.

If the selected control equipment type is Oxidation Catalyst:

Catalyst Bed Reactivity: Enter the catalyst bed reactivity in units of kat. Valid values are 0.000000 – 9,999.99. If you are unable to find a catalyst bed reactivity value, enter 9,999.

Inlet Temperature: Enter the inlet temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F). Valid values are 50 – 9,999.

Outlet Temperature: Enter the outlet temperature in °F. Valid values are 100 – 9,999.

If the selected control equipment type is Catalytic Oxidation:

Catalyst Bed Reactivity: Enter the catalyst bed reactivity in units of kat. Valid values are 0.000000 – 9,999.99.

Inlet Temperature: Enter the inlet temperature in degrees Fahrenheit (°F). Valid values are 50 – 9,999.

Outlet Temperature: Enter the outlet temperature in °F. Valid values are 100 – 9,999.

Burner Capacity: Enter the burner capacity in units of million British thermal units per hour (MMBTU/hr). Valid values are 0.01 – 99.99.

If the selected control equipment type is Injection Systems:

Minimum Injection Rate: Enter the minimum injection rate in the units that will be selected in the next field. Valid values are 0.00 – 9,999.99.

Units: Select the units for the injection rate entered in the previous field. You must select from the drop down list: gallons per hour, or pounds per hour

Maximum Injection Rate: Enter the maximum injection rate in the units that will be selected in the next field. Valid values are 0.00 – 9,999.99.

Units: Select the units for the injection rate entered in the previous field. You must select from the drop down list: gallons per hour, or pounds per hour

Material Injected: Select the material that is injected. You must select from the drop-down list:

wet limestone

dry sorbent

mercury additive

dry limestone

molten sulfur

mercury reagent

ammonia

reactive flux

Trona

air

chlorine flux

Perlite

steam/water

calcium bromide

other

carbon

reagent

 

If the selected control equipment type is Other Controls:

Do you have operating parameters?: Select Yes or No from the drop-down list to indicate if there is some parameter that is monitored to ensure that the control equipment is operating properly.

If yes, please describe: If you monitor some parameter(s) to ensure that the control equipment is operating properly, describe them here. Up to 250 allowable characters.

Click Continue to access the Control Equipment Association page.

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Control Equipment Association

This page is display only for exiting associations from Tempo. Displayed information cannot be edited on this page. You can edit content on the Control Equipment Association Grid page.

Click Add Association to add associations. You will be directed to the Control Equipment Association Grid page.

Click any hyperlinked subject item ID to edit displayed information for subject items. You will be directed to the Control Equipment Association Grid page.

Click Continue to access the Stacks & Vents page.

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Control Equipment Association Grid

Note: If you are submitting an administrative amendment, you only need to provide association information about control equipment affected by your amendment. Make sure to select a Subject Item only from the drop-down that is affected by your amendment.

Each piece of control equipment must be associated with at least one subject item.

Subject Item — This drop-down box should contain the subject item (emission unit, fugitive source, or storage tank) you want to associate with control equipment.

The following information applies to each line in the grid for the selected subject item. For example, if you have two lines in the grid (using the below example of the emission stream split between two control devices/methods), you would follow the same instructions for each line of the grid.

% Flow — If all emissions flow to one control device/method, or to two or more control devices/methods in series, this will be 100. If the emissions stream is split and flows to two or more control devices/methods in parallel, this number will be less than 100 and you will need a separate line for each stream; click Add Row to add lines. The allowable values range from 0.00 – 100.0. The % Flow for all rows in the grid should add up to 100. Do not use the % sign when entering % flow.

For example, if the emission stream is split and flows through two separate control devices, and the air flow to each control device is the same, you would enter 50 for the % Flow, click Add Row to enter a line for the other half of the flow, and enter 50 for the % Flow for that line.

Control Equipment 1 — Select the Control Equipment from the drop-down list that the selected subject item vents directly to. If the control equipment you wish to select is not present, first save any progress you have made. Then, navigate to the appropriate page (most likely the Control Equipment page) via the navigation panel on the left and make sure that the control equipment is added there.

CE 1 Association Start Date — Provide the date on which the subject item began exhausting to this control equipment. The format for the date is MM/DD/YYYY. The allowable values range from 01/01/1900-12/31/3000.

CE 1 Association End Date — Provide the date on which the subject item stopped exhausting to this control equipment. The format for the date is MM/DD/YYYY. If the subject item is still exhausting to this control equipment, leave the date blank. The allowable values range from 01/01/1900-12/31/3000.

Control Equipment 2(3,4,5, or 6) — If the emission stream flows through more than one control device/method in series (for example, a cyclone followed by a fabric filter), select the Control Equipment from the drop-down list that the previous control equipment exhausts to. If the control equipment you wish to select is not present, first save any progress you have made. Then, navigate to the appropriate page (most likely the Control Equipment page) via the navigation panel on the left and make sure that the control equipment is added there.

CE 2(3,4,5, or 6) Association Start Date — Provide the date on which the previous control equipment began venting to this control equipment. The format for the date is MM/DD/YYYY. The allowable values range from 01/01/1900-12/31/3000.

CE 2(3,4,5, or 6) Association End Date — Provide the date on which the previous control equipment stopped venting to this control equipment. The format for the date is MM/DD/YYYY. The allowable values range from 01/01/1900-12/31/3000.

You may enter up to six (6) control devices in series for a particular exhaust stream.

Comments — Use this section to provide any clarifications/explanations needed. This field allows up to 250 characters.

It is mandatory that each control equipment appears somewhere in the Control Equipment Association Grid. The control equipment associations are only populated for one subject item (emissions unit, fugitive source, or storage tank) at a time.

Click Next to go to the next subject item. This action will take you away from the current page after all mandatory fields are entered. You will not be able to move to the next subject item if you are currently viewing the last item.

Click Previous to go back to the previous subject item. This action will take you away from the current page after all mandatory fields are entered. You will not be able to view the previous subject item if you are currently viewing the first item.

Click the Delete icon to erase a row that you have added. You may not delete existing rows (rows that you have not added during this application process). Instead you may add an association end date.

Required fields for this page:

You may not continue until all mandatory fields are entered.

Click Continue to access the Stacks & Vents page.

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