I moved to Washington DC for college, and lived there for 17 years. So during that time, my "local" news was really the national stuff: what was happening on Capitol Hill. But as with all things, most of it didn’t matter to me… until it affected me directly.
Now, I’m responsible for teaching my kids to live in an environmentally-friendly way. So, the DC news on Clean Air Act compliance is more relevant to me than ever before.
Ordering and Accounting
Effective January 1, 2012, RAECO Rents is now its own company.
Please add RAECO Rents to your approved vendors list:
We have a lot of changes planned, all aimed at making your job easier, and making it easier for you to do business with us. Keep watching the Rents E-news: I'll let you know as new products and services become available.
Gently-used industrial hygiene and safety instruments for sale
Looking for low-cost IH and safety instruments? Willing to buy a gently-used rental? We've posted a list of gently-used instruments on the RAECO Rents website. Check it out. Then, call us at 866-736-8347 and make us an offer!
Can’t find an item you need on our website? Call 866-736-8347 and we’ll find it for you.
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Complying with EPA Rules for Toxic Boiler Emissions
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new standards for reducing emissions of toxic air pollutants from commercial and industrial boilers, and requires full compliance to these standards by 2014. Most requirements are operational (how often mandatory tune-ups are performed), but others are regulatory (reporting numeric rate of air toxic emissions).
According to EPA estimates, Americans will see $10 to $24 in health benefits for every dollar spent to meet the new standards. They also anticipate a reduction of more than 400,000 worker sick days annually due to the drop in toxic emissions, as compliance to the standards helps reduce medically harmful pollutants in the air.
The standards apply to two groups:
* Existing boilers only (in construction/use prior to June 4, 2010)
2 pollutants: Mercury, carbon monoxide
Producing automated reports for EPA compliance
You can use Testo’s model 350 Advanced portable emissions analyzers during tune-up and testing, and generate your reports using their compatible software. The software suite consists of three parts: the USB driver so your PC can see the analyzer, Testo easyEmissions software for analyzer setup, real-time measurement, and data downloads, and Testo EasyReport, which takes the data and plugs it into Excel for simple, automated reporting.
The basic module of easyReport will log measurement data into Excel. The reporting module (locked by default, and requires registration with Testo for full operation), adds more compliance-reporting functionality.
I’ll be doing a step-by-step walkthrough of this software on the new RAECO Rents blog in the next few weeks. I’ll also talk about any changes to the Clean Air Act, as there’s an ongoing battle in Congress these days to change the standards again.
We’re constantly working to improve your experiences with RAECO Rents. And to make it easier for you to find the rental equipment you need, and the documentation you need to work with it, we’ll be launching a new website later this spring.
Please bookmark www.RaecoRents.com. Right now, that address takes you to the RAECO website you’ve been using for years. Soon, it’ll take you to a site designed specifically for our rental customers, with more video tutorials, my new blog, and lots of other stuff.