Implementation Information for the Surface Coating MACTs - Common files
NOTICE: This page provides information that may be useful across all surface coating rules for HAP and VOC. Some materials identified are out of print and therefore only scanned versions are available to users.
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Calculations & Test Methods
Purdue University, Indiana Pollution Prevention and Safe Materials Institute (now the Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute) developed an Excel Spreadsheet to help with MACT compliance calculations.
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has developed a VOC & HAP Emission Calculations For Paints, Solvents, and Other Evaporative Loss Products to help calcuate evaporative loss.
Under the Boat Manufacturing (subpart VVVV) MACT, EPA developed a Computation spreadsheet and User's Manual for Boat Manufacturers that may be beneficial to other coating industries.
| ||Printing MACT Appendix - Provides overview of criteria for alternative methods|
|2/95||GD 36 - Revised Capture Efficiency Memorandum.|
|1/95||GD 35 - Capture Efficiency Testing Guidance|
|2/92||The Measurement Solution - Using a Temporary Total Enclosure for Capture Efficiency Testing (EPA-450/4-91-020a)
Document was put together during methods 204 and 204A-F develoment. This document has a plain language summary of the methodology and some useful background information. File download link is to the Clean Air Technology Center, Air Pollution Technical Reports, last item in that section dated 2-21-92
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Permanent Total Enclosures (PTE)
Air Pollution Control Technology Fact Sheet - Permanent Total Enclosures (PTE) [EPA-452/F-03-033]
NOTE: Fact sheet references a link to the permanent total enclosure section in the cost manual [EPA-452/B-02-001]. This link may not be working properly in the pdf file link above. For access to this section of the cost manual (Section 2, Generic Equipment and Devices; Chapter 3, PTEs) click here.
Test Method Links
EPA Federal Reference Test Methods
|EPA Method||Test Method Title|
|24||Determination of Volatile Matter Content, Water Content, Density, Volume Solids, and Weight Solids of Surface Coatings|
|24A||Determination of Volatile Matter Content and Density of Publication Rotogravure Inks and Related Publication Rotogravure Coatings|
|25||Gaseous Nonmethane Organic Emissions|
|25A||Gaseous Organic Concentration (Flame Ionization)|
|204||Permanent or Temporary Total Enclosure (PTE/TTE) for Determining Capture Efficiency|
|204A||VOCs in Liquid Input Stream|
|204B||VOCs in Captured Stream|
|204C||VOCs in Captured Stream (Dilution Technique)|
|204D||Fugitive VOCs from Temporary Total Enclosure|
|204E||Fugitive VOCs from Building Enclosure|
|204F||VOCs in Liquid Input Stream (Distillation)|
|311||Analysis of Hazardous Air Pollutant Compounds in Paints and Coatings by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph|
|9/03||Manufacturers of Paint Arrestors Certified by Method 319 (Proposed 11/19/96)|
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ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications - Standards developed by Committee D01 have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to the coating industry including: classification, sampling, preparation, components, application, analysis, quality assurance and end-use performance requirements [description from committee overview on D01 webpage]
|ASTM Method||Test Method Title|
|D1475||Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products|
|D1979-97||Test Method for Free Formaldehyde Content of Amino Resins|
|D2369||Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings|
|D2697||Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings|
|D2697-86(1998)||HISTORICAL STANDARD: D2697-86(1998) Standard Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings|
|D3432-89||D3432-89(1996)e1 Standard Test Method for Unreacted Toluene Diisocyanates in Urethane Prepolymers and Coating Solutions by Gas Chromatography|
|D3792||Test Method for Water Content of Coatings by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph|
|D3925||Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings|
|D3960-04||Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings|
|D4017||Test Method for Water in Paints and Paint Materials by Karl Fischer Method|
|D4457||Test Method for Determination of Dichloromethane and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane in Paints and Coatings by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph|
|D4747-87||HISTORICAL STANDARD: D4747-87(1996)e1 Standard Test Method for Determining Unreacted Monomer Content of Latexes Using Gas-Liquid Chromatography|
|D4827-93||HISTORICAL STANDARD: D4827-93(1998) Standard Test Method for Determining the Unreacted Monomer Content of Latexes Using Capillary Column Gas Chromatography|
|D5095||Test Method for Determination of the Nonvolatile Content in Silanes, Siloxanes and Silane-Siloxane Blends Used in Masonry Water Repellent Treatments|
|D5403||Test Methods for Volatile Content of Radiation Curable Materials|
|D6093-97(2003)||Standard Test Method for Percent Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings Using a Helium Gas Pycnometer|
|D6902-03||Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Formaldehyde Evolved During the Curing of Melamine-Formaldehyde-Based Coatings|
|D5201||Practice for Calculating Formulation Physical Constants of Paints and Coatings|
|D6093||Test Method for Percent Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings Using a Helium Gas Pycnometer|
|D6133||Test Method for Acetone -Chlorobenzotrifluoride, Methyl Acetate or -Butyl Acetate Content of Solvent-Reducible and Water-Reducible Paints, Coatings, Resins, and Raw Materials by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph|
|D6419||Test Method for Volatile Content of Non-Heatset Web Offset Printing Inks|
|D6438||Test Method for Acetone, Methyl Acetate, and Parachlorobenzotrifluoride Content of Paints and Coatings by Solid Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography|
|D6886||Test Method for Speciation of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Low VOC Content Waterborne Air-Dry Coatings by Gas Chromatography|
|PS9-94||WITHDRAWN STANDARD: PS9-94 Test Method for Determination of Free Formaldehyde in Emulsion Polymers by Liquid Chromatography (Withdrawn 1997)|
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