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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter CPart 60 → Subpart PPP


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 60—STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR NEW STATIONARY SOURCES (CONTINUED)


Subpart PPP—Standard of Performance for Wool Fiberglass Insulation Manufacturing Plants


Contents
§60.680   Applicability and designation of affected facility.
§60.681   Definitions.
§60.682   Standard for particulate matter.
§60.683   Monitoring of operations.
§60.684   Recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
§60.685   Test methods and procedures.

Source: 50 FR 7699, Feb. 25, 1985, unless otherwise noted.

§60.680   Applicability and designation of affected facility.

(a) The affected facility to which the provisions of this subpart apply is each rotary spin wool fiberglass insulation manufacturing line.

(b) The owner or operator of any facility under paragraph (a) of this section that commences construction, modification, or reconstruction after February 7, 1984, is subject to the requirements of this subpart.

§60.681   Definitions.

As used in this subpart, all terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given them in the Act and in subpart A of this part.

Glass pull rate means the mass of molten glass utilized in the manufacture of wool fiberglass insulation at a single manufacturing line in a specified time period.

Manufacturing line means the manufacturing equipment comprising the forming section, where molten glass is fiberized and a fiberglass mat is formed; the curing section, where the binder resin in the mat is thermally “set;” and the cooling section, where the mat is cooled.

Rotary spin means a process used to produce wool fiberglass insulation by forcing molten glass through numerous small orifices in the side wall of a spinner to form continuous glass fibers that are then broken into discrete lengths by high velocity air flow.

Wool fiberglass insulation means a thermal insulation material composed of glass fibers and made from glass produced or melted at the same facility where the manufacturing line is located.

§60.682   Standard for particulate matter.

On and after the date on which the performance test required to be conducted by §60.8 is completed, no owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from any affected facility any gases which contain particulate matter in excess of 5.5 kg/Mg (11.0 1b/ton) of glass pulled.

§60.683   Monitoring of operations.

(a) An owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart who uses a wet scrubbing control device to comply with the mass emission standard shall install, calibrate, maintain, and operate monitoring devices that measure the gas pressure drop across each scrubber and the scrubbing liquid flow rate to each scrubber. The pressure drop monitor is to be certified by its manufacturer to be accurate within ±250 pascals (±1 inch water gauge) over its operating range, and the flow rate monitor is to be certified by its manufacturer to be accurate within ±5 percent over its operating range.

(b) An owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart who uses a wet electrostatic precipitator control device to comply with the mass emission standard shall install, calibrate, maintain, and operate monitoring devices that measure the primary and secondary current (amperes) and voltage in each electrical field and the inlet water flow rate. In addition, the owner or operator shall determine the total residue (total solids) content of the water entering the control device once per day using Method 209A, “Total Residue Dried at 103-105 °C,” in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 15th Edition, 1980 (incorporated by reference—see §60.17). Total residue shall be reported as percent by weight. All monitoring devices required under this paragraph are to be certified by their manufacturers to be accurate within ±5 percent over their operating range.

(c) All monitoring devices required under this section are to be recalibrated quarterly in accordance with procedures under §60.13(b).

§60.684   Recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

(a) At 30-minute intervals during each 2-hour test run of each performance test of a wet scrubber control device and at least once every 4 hours thereafter, the owner or operator shall record the measurements required by §60.683(a).

(b) At 30-minute intervals during each 2-hour test run of each performance test of a wet electrostatic precipitator control device and at least once every 4 hours thereafter, the owner or operator shall record the measurements required by §60.683(b), except that the concentration of total residue in the water shall be recorded once during each performance test and once per day thereafter.

(c) Records of the measurements required in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section must be retained for at least 2 years.

(d) Each owner or operator shall submit written semiannual reports of exceedances of control device operating parameters required to be monitored by paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section and written documentation of, and a report of corrective maintenance required as a result of, quarterly calibrations of the monitoring devices required in §60.683(c). For the purpose of these reports, exceedances are defined as any monitoring data that are less than 70 percent of the lowest value or greater than 130 percent of the highest value of each operating parameter recorded during the most recent performance test.

(e) The requirements of this section remain in force until and unless the Agency, in delegating enforcement authority to a State under section 111(c) of the Act, approves reporting requirements or an alternative means of compliance surveillance adopted by such State. In that event, affected facilities within the State will be relieved of the obligation to comply with this section, provided that they comply with the requirements established by the State.

§60.685   Test methods and procedures.

(a) In conducting the performance tests required in §60.8, the owner or operator shall use as reference methods and procedures the test methods in appendix A of this part or other methods and procedures as specified in this section, except as provided in §60.8(b).

(b) The owner or operator shall conduct performance tests while the product with the highest loss on ignition (LOI) expected to be produced by the affected facility is being manufactured.

(c) The owner or operator shall determine compliance with the particulate matter standard in §60.682 as follows:

(1) The emission rate (E) of particulate matter shall be computed for each run using the following equation:

E = (Ct Qsd)/(Pavg K)

where:

E = emission rate of particulate matter, kg/Mg (lb/ton).

Ct = concentration of particulate matter, g/dscm (gr/dscf).

Qsd = volumetric flow rate of effluent gas, dscm/hr (dscf/hr).

Pavg = average glass pull rate, Mg/hr (ton/hr).

K = 1,000 g/kg (7,000 gr/lb).

(2) Method 5E shall be used to determine the particulate matter concentration (Ct) and the volumetric flow rate (Qsd) of the effluent gas. The sampling time and sample volume shall be at least 120 minutes and 2.55 dscm (90.1 dscf).

(3) The average glass pull rate (Pavg) for the manufacturing line shall be the arithmetic average of three glass pull rate (Pi) determinations taken at intervals of at least 30 minutes during each run.

The individual glass pull rates (Pi) shall be computed using the following equation:

Pi = K′ Ls Wm M [1.0−(LOI/100)]

where:

Pi = glass pull rate at interval “i”, Mg/hr (ton/hr).

Ls = line speed, m/min (ft/min).

Wm = trimmed mat width, m (ft).

M = mat gram weight, g/m2 (lb/ft2).

LOI = loss on ignition, weight percent.

K′ = conversion factor, 6 × 10−5 (min-Mg)/(hr-g) [3 × 10−2 (min-ton)/(hr-lb)].

(i) ASTM D2584-68 (Reapproved 1985) or 94 (incorporated by reference—see §60.17), shall be used to determine the LOI for each run.

(ii) Line speed (Ls), trimmed mat width (Wm), and mat gram weight (M) shall be determined for each run from the process information or from direct measurements.

(d) To comply with §60.684(d), the owner or operator shall record measurements as required in §60.684 (a) and (b) using the monitoring devices in §60.683 (a) and (b) during the particulate matter runs.

[54 FR 6680, Feb. 14, 1989, as amended at 65 FR 61778, Oct. 17, 2000]

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