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New EU Medium Combustion Plant Directive affects over 30,000 UK plants



The first day of AQE 2018 (Air Quality & Emissions event 21/22 Nov. Telford, UK) will focus on the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), and the second day will address ambient air quality. The MCPD will affect a wide variety of industries, so this Conference is relevant to a much wider audience than normal. For example, the MCPD covers generators and plants between 1 and 50 MW and this will affect generators and smaller incinerators operated by utilities and industry.

The MCPD imposes new monitoring regulations and the conference will explain the new rules and how to comply. Conveniently, for those in the water sector, this event is being run next to WWEM 2018 the Water & Wastewater Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition.

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New Medium Combustion Plant Directive affects over 30,000 plants

This year's Air Quality & Emissions Show, AQE 2018, will focus heavily on the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), which will come into force on 20thDecember 2018. AQE Organiser Marcus Pattison says: "This new regulation will affect an enormous number of processes, so it is vitally important that they are fully aware of the requirements and how to implement them.

"Visitors to the first day of the AQE 2018 Conference (Telford, 21stNovember) will be provided with detailed information on the MCPD, and the accompanying workshops and exhibition will enable them to appraise the monitoring requirements that will be appropriate to their business."

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) applies to generators and plants between 1 and 50 MW (net rated thermal input) and an impact assessment has estimated that between 30,000 and 35,000 of these plants are currently operating in the UK. The introduction of the MCPD was supported by the UK, and it was transposed into UK law in January 2018.

From 20thDecember 2018 new plants will need to be registered or have obtained a permit and comply with emission limit values (ELVs) for sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and dust.  The ELVs to be applied are dependent on plant, fuel type and size. Existing plants (i.e. those which were in operation before 20thDecember 2018) must be registered or have obtained a permit. They must comply with the requirements from 2024 or 2029, depending mostly on size, with the aim of full implementation by 2030.

The Conference programme covering the MCPD has been organised by the Source Testing Association, and will include speakers from the Environment Agency, Uniper, Viridor and the Combustion Engineers Association.

Registration for AQE 2018 is now open By registering, visitors will be eligible for free parking and refreshments, as well as free entry to the exhibition, the workshops, and the water and wastewater monitoring event that is taking place in an adjacent hall - The combined exhibitions will feature over 230 companies representing more than 400 manufacturers, and there will be a total of over 140 free technical workshops to choose from.

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WWEM & AQE contact details:
Marcus Pattison
WWEM and AQE Organiser
Oak Court Business Centre
Sandridge Park, Porters Wood
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6PH
Telephone: +44 (0) 1727 858840
Facsimile: +44 (0) 1727 840310  

About AQE
AQE 2018 will be the 10thin a series of Air Quality & Emissions events focusing on industrial emissions to air and ambient air quality. Comprised of conferences, seminars, workshops and an international exhibition, the event provides an update on the latest regulations, standards, methods and technologies that relate to the testing and monitoring of emissions and air quality. Speakers and delegates come from all over the world to share their knowledge and experience, and typically come from regulated businesses, regulators, academia, consultancies, certification organisations, and analytical service providers.
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