Subject: Communiqué on Amending the Continuous Emission Measurement Systems Communiqué

Date: November 6, 2020


The Continuous Emission Measurement Systems Communiqué (“Communiqué”) published in the 28082 numbered Official Gazette on October 10, 2011 was revised with the Communiqué on Amending the Continuous Emission Measurement Systems Communiqué published in the 31296 numbered Official Gazette on November 6, 2020. As follows;

 

  • The following has been added to article 13 of the Communiqué:

 

(4) When the  H2S parameter in geothermal energy production facilities needs to be monitored continuously and if the analyzers don’t have the KGS1 certificate within the scope of the TS EN 14181 standard, the analyzer to be selected to perform the measurement of this parameter with SEÖS shall document that it is either CE certified, certified acccording to the TS EN 15267-3 and TS EN ISO 14956 standards or that performance and uncertainty tests are documented through standards which are accepted and seen as an equivalent to these standards worldwide; and that it is compulsory to have an appropriate measuring range that can measure H2S directly with the optical light method, without thermal transducer and chemical measurement methods.

 

(5) If the performance tests and uncertainty calculations of SEÖS analyzers developed and produced in our country according to KGS1 within the scope of TS EN 14181 are reported to fulfill the standards by TÜBİTAK MAM according to TS EN 15267-3 and TS EN ISO 14956 standards, then the KGS1 certificate is not required for these analyzers. . ”

 

In article 13 of the Communiqué, the selection of Continuous Emission Measurement Systems (“CEMS”) and First Level Quality Assurance Systems (“QUS1″) are expressed. According to the article, the analyzers used in CEMS must be certified by internationally recognized certification institutions / organizations. By the addition of paragraph 4 to article 13, a special arrangement has been made regarding the geothermal energy production facilities. Accordingly, if the analyzers that are used in geothermal power generation facilities do not have the QUS1 standard, it has been made compulsory that the analyzer to be selected shall be CE certified, tested according to the TS EN 15267-3 and TS EN ISO 14956  standards or  through standards which are accepted worldwide; and that the analyzer measures H2S directly with the optical light method  

 

With the addition of paragraph 5 to article 13, a special arrangement has been made regarding the CEMs produced in Turkey. Accordingly, it has been stated that if it is reported by TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center that the domestically produced CEMs are made in accordance with the TS EN 15267-3 and TS EN ISO 14956 standards specified in article 13, the obligation of obtaining the KGS1 certificate will not be sought in terms of domestically produced CEMs.

 

  • The communiqué on the amendment of the Communiqué has entered into force on the date of its publication. (06.11.2020)