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Quality Assurance Guidance Document 2.12 Monitoring PM in 2.5
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Ambient Air Using Designated Reference or Class I Equivalent Methods
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Ambient Air Using Designated Reference or Class I Equivalent Methods

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United States
Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division
Environmental Protection
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Agency
Research Triangle Park NC 27711
Research and Development
November 1998
Quality Assurance
Guidance Document 2.12
Monitoring PM in
2.5

Ambient Air Using
Designated Reference or
Class I Equivalent Methods

Contents
No. of
Section
Title
Pages
1.0
Scope and Applicability
5
2.0
Prerequisites
8
3.0
Summary
6
4.0
Procurement of Equipment and Supplies
8
5.0
Installation
3
6.0
Calibration Procedures
17
7.0
Filter Preparation and Analysis
19
8.0
Field Operation
12
9.0
Sampler Maintenance
5
10.0
Performance Evaluation Procedures
13
11.0
Calculations, Validations, and Reporting of PM2.5
Monitoring Data
7
12.0
Data and Records Management
6
13.0
Assessment of Measurement Uncertainty for
Monitoring Data
6
14.0
References
4
15.0
Index
3
Appendix
A
Measuring Alkalinity of Filters
12
2.12. Table of Contents
November 1998 Page 1
Quality Assurance Handbook, Vol. II, Part II
2.12\u2013PM Reference/Class I Equivalent Methods
2.5
Table of Contents
Section
Page

List of Figures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi List of Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii List of Acronyms and Abbreviations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii

1.0
Scope and Applicability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 of 5

1.1 Overview and Purpose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Applicability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.3 Conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.4 Format and Structure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.5 Overview of Reference and Equivalent Methods for PM

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
2.5
1.5.1 Reference Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
1.5.2 Equivalent Methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
1.6 Limitations of PM Reference and Class I Equivalent Methods. . . . . . . . . . 4
2.5
2.0
Prerequisites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 of 8
2.1 Overview and Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2.2 Personnel Qualifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2.2.1 Laboratory Personnel Qualifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2.2.2 Field Personnel Qualifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.2.3 Training for Laboratory and Field Personnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.3 Health and Safety Warnings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.4 Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
3.0
Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 of 6

3.1 Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3.2 Illustrations of Sampler Inlet Components and Sample Flow Paths. . . . . . . . 1 3.3 Summary of Field and Laboratory QC Checks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3.4 Summary of Sampling Procedures for PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2.5
4.0
Procurement of Equipment and Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 of 8
4.1 Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

4.2 Procurement Prerequisites\u2014Field Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4.2.1 Reference or Equivalent Method Sampler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4.2.2 Calibration Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 4.2.3 Flow Verification Check Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4.2.4 Audit Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

4.3 Procurement Prerequisites\u2014Laboratory Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4.3.1 Filter Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 4.3.2 Filter Support Cassettes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4.3.3 Filter Cassette Protective Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Table of Contents (continued)
Section
Page
2.12. Table of Contents
November 1998 Page ii
Quality Assurance Handbook, Vol. II, Part II
2.12\u2013PM Reference/Class I Equivalent Methods
2.5

4.3.4 Insulated Shipping Container. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.3.5 Filter Handling Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.3.6 Analytical Microbalance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.3.7 Calibration Reference Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

5.0
Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 of 3

5.1 Siting Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5.1.1 Spatial and Temporal Scales of Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5.1.2 Sampler Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5.1.3 Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5.1.4 Electrical Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5.1.5 Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

5.2 Sampler Installation Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5.2.1 Receipt of Sampler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5.2.2 Laboratory Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5.2.3 Setup at Sampling Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5.2.4 Field Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

6.0
Calibration Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 of 17
6.1 Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
6.2 General Aspects of Flow Rate Measurement and PM Sampler
2.5

Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
6.3 Calibration of the Sampler Flow Rate Measurement System. . . . . . . . . . . . 3
6.3.1 General Requirements and Guidance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
6.3.2 Flow Rate Calibration Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
6.3.3 NIST Traceability and Certification of Flow Rate Standards. . . . . . 7
6.3.4 Outline of Generic Flow Rate Calibration Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . 7
6.4 Calibration of Sampler Temperature Sensors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
6.4.1 General Requirements and Guidance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
6.4.2 Temperature Calibration Standards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
6.4.3 NIST Traceability and Certification of Temperature Standards . . . 10
6.4.4 Outline of Generic Temperature Calibration Procedure. . . . . . . . . 10
6.5 Calibration of Sampler Pressure Sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

6.5.1 General Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

6.5.2 Calibration Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6.5.2.1 Fortin Type Barometer Readings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6.5.2.2 Aneroid Type Barometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

6.6 Leak Checks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
6.6.1 External Leak Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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