Stack Emissions Testing

Stack Emissions Testing (stack sampling or stack monitoring) enables you to demonstrate your compliance against regulated emission limits outlined for permitted processes.
Stack Emissions MonitoringStack testing measures the amount of specific regulated pollutants or surrogates which are being emitted from your facility.

Key Benefits

  • Ensure you are compliant to regulated emission limits in your permit
  • Avoid future fines and prosecutions
  • Avoid emergency situations and plant shut down
  • Get practical advice on how pollutant emissions can be effectively managed
  • Receive comprehensive data for Part A1/A2 or Part B emissions monitoring
  • Provide data for your Environmental Impact Assessment surveys
  • Measure your process efficiency and process control
  • ISO 17025 UKAS-MCERTS accredited emissions testing
  • BS EN 14181 QAL and ASTs


Emissions Monitoring is a mandatory requirement for any company who emits pollutants from stack. This is documented in many Environment Agency and Local Authority Permits. The requirement for stack emissions testing is determined based on potential environmental impacts from your business. The higher your emissions the more meticulous the requirements for monitoring.

It is important for you to understand the pollutants that your organization are emitting to the air. Envirocare are fully ISO 17025 UKAS and MCERTS accredited and can help you test for a wide variety of parameters including:

Total Particulate Matter TPM BS EN 13284-1
Carbon Monoxide CO BS EN 15058
Carbon Dioxide CO2 ISO 12039
Oxygen O2 BS EN 14789
Volatile Organic Compounds TVOCs/TOC BS EN 12619
Nitrogen Monoxide NO BS EN 14792
Nitrogen Dioxide NO2 BS EN 14792
Nitrous Oxide N2O  
Water Vapour H2O BS EN 14790
Sulphur Dioxide SO2 BS EN 14791
Hydrogen Chloride HCl BS EN 1911
Hydrogen Fluoride HF BS ISO 15713
Ammonia NH3 BS EN 14791
Heavy Metals Cd, Tl etc BS EN 14385
Mercury Hg BS EN 13211
Dioxins & Furans D&F BS EN 1948
PolyChlorinated Biphenals PCBs BS EN 1948
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAHs BS ISO 11338-1
Isocyanates TDI/MDI US EPA CTM036
Sulphiric Acid Mist H2SO4 US EPA M8
NOx inc. Nitric Acid Mist HNO3 US EPA M7d
Hexavalent Chromium CrVI US EPA M0061
Hydrogen Sulphide H2S US EPA M11
Odour Ou/m3 BS EN 13725
Bioaerosols Microbes VDI 4257
PM10 & PM2.5 PM10 ISO 23210
Speciated VOCs C+ BS EN 13649
Amines RNH2 BS EN 13649
Phenols C6H6O BS EN 13649
Aldehydes CHO group BS EN 13649
Formaldehyde CH2O BS EN 13649
Hydrogen Bromide HBr US EPA M26/26A
Chlorine Cl2 US EPA M26/26A
Fluorine F2 US EPA M26/26A
Bromine Br2 US EPA M26/26A
Velocity/Temp/Flow m/s, T, m3/s BS EN ISO 16911-1

What to expect

Stack testing is required either on an annual basis or sometimes needs to be monitored continuously over a 24-hour period depending on the scale of emissions being emitted.
You will receive a professional and friendly response to discuss and determine your stack testing needs. This will be a call or a site meeting with one of our experts to discuss your testing requirements, sampling location and access.

Once this has been determined our stack team will come out to your site and conduct the required testing. You will receive reports which will detail the results of your stack testing and you can then use this to ensure and demonstrate that you are meeting your permit requirements.

Barry Grant


Barry Grant - Commercial Director

T: 01274 738 668 | M: 07827 331 924





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