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For more than 20 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted facilities in the aerospace industry with regulatory compliance and environmental management issues.
Trinity has a long history of assisting facilities with their regulatory compliance and environmental management systems.
Trinity helps chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve regulatory and environmental compliance.
Trinity has assisted clients with nearly 500 power-related projects, offering an array of services.
Due to their nature, “general manufacturing” facilities are often faced with reviewing a wide range of regulations to determine applicability.
Trinity provides a variety of services to government entities, including environmental permitting and compliance management.
Trinity Consultants has long been committed to assisting lime and aggregates facilities with their regulatory compliance needs.
Trinity takes pride in understanding the regulatory issues affecting our clients’ facilities and their industry.
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Trinity helps petroleum refineries to achieve compliance with complex environmental regulatory requirements.
Trinity Consultants has long been committed to assisting cement facilities with their regulatory compliance and environmental management needs.
Trinity has extensive experience assisting the pulp and paper industry with its regulatory compliance and environmental management requirements.
Railroads are faced with rapidly evolving state, regional, and federal regulatory framework in the United States.
For more than 25 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted facilities in the semiconductor industry.
Trinity Consultants has performed nearly 800 environmental permitting and compliance projects for clients with terminal operations, providing cost-effective, timely solutions that enhance compliance while maintaining operational flexibility.
For nearly 30 years, Trinity Consultants has assisted facilities such as those in the highly regulated wood products industry.
On May 17, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a regulatory impact analysis requesting comments on proposed changes to the Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments Rule. The original amendment was published to the Federal Register in January »
The NDEQ has implemented a new policy detailing how trials of changes to facility processes or controls will be evaluated pursuant to the Nebraska Administrative Code Title 129, Chapter 34 - Emission Sources; Testing; Monitoring. The "Source Trial »
Trinity Consultants recently opened an office in Cheyenne, Wyoming under the leadership of former Wyoming regulator Lori Bocchino. This marks the third new Trinity office in 2018 and the latest addition to Trinity's more than 50 offices across the »
IntroductionIn September 2015, the International Organization for Standardization published an updated version of the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard. The revised standard (ISO 14001:2015) requires that current certificate »
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) involves finding facility components that are leaking and fixing them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of regulating industries (such as petroleum refining and chemical »
Trinity's Environmental Quarterly (EQ) magazine covers environmental regulatory developments as well as topics related to corporate environmental performance.
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
Professional training from Trinity Consultants on air emissions calculations, ambient monitoring, CEMS management, stack testing management, and noise and odor management.
This 2-day course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of common source term calculation methods and impact analysis models in order to evaluate potential hazards (including toxics, fires, and explosions) due to accidental release of chemicals under various situations. The technical methods and models to be discussed and used during the course are recognized globally and used routinely in the United States to fulfill a variety of regulatory requirements (e.g.,risk management planning, emergency response and management, and process safety management). The course will also include hands-on modeling exercises using BREEZE Incident Analyst. Upon completion of the course, attendees will:
|Classroom||Nov 01 - 02, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Dallas, TX|
Microsoft® Excel® is widely used by environmental professionals in calculating emissions, compiling environmental reports, keeping operational records, and complying with permit limits. A properly designed spreadsheet can significantly reduce the time spent and potential errors in permitting, compliance and reporting tasks. In this 1-day workshop, new and seasoned environmental professionals learn to use advanced Microsoft Excel functions to streamline environmental tasks. Exercises throughout the class demonstrate real life applications of each function.
This course includes hands-on exercises requiring the use of a computer. Attendees should bring a laptop or notify the instructor if they are unable to do so.
|Classroom||Sep 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Denver, CO|
|Classroom||Oct 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Boston, MA|
|Classroom||Feb 27, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Salt Lake City, UT|
Trinity Consultants offers this 2 day course to provide hands-on instruction on the use of AERMOD, the U.S. EPA's preferred computer model recommended for estimation of ambient impacts of air pollutants emitted from industrial sources. This course reviews the scientific theory behind these dispersion models with an emphasis on formulating and conducting an air quality analysis from start to finish utilizing the refined model options of AERMOD, its meteorological processor AERMET, and terrain processor AERMAP. During the course, students will use BREEZE modeling software to analyze case studies and gain practical experience in processing meteorological and geophysical data and source inputs to the models, running and analyzing model output, and post-processing results to visualize and document predicted impacts.Course completion will enable attendees to:
|Classroom||Oct 18 - 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||New Orleans, LA|
|Classroom||Feb 07 - 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Denver, CO|
|Classroom||Apr 11 - 12, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Newark, NJ|
This 1-day course provides environmental managers, plant managers, and others with air quality responsibilities with a broad understanding of air dispersion modeling as a tool for compliance studies, permitting submittals, or air quality assessments. The course covers the fundamental modelling concepts as well as regulatory requirements for modelling in British Columbia. Screening and refined modelling tools are introduced, including commonly used models in British Columbia: AERSCREEN, AERMOD, and CALPUFF. The courses combines short lecture and interactive classroom example problem sets for maximum comprehension. Topics include:
|Classroom||Jul 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Vancouver, BC|
This course provides a fundamental understanding of the considerations and requirements of ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring. This course covers station siting criteria all the way through data submittal, and includes specific treatment of the siting process, as well as the operation of a number of tools of the trade. Further instrumentation discussion and examples are conducted in a classroom setting. Real-world monitoring challenges will be discussed and experiences shared.
|Classroom||Nov 01, 2018 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||Albuquerque, NM|
This 2-day course provides a thorough overview of what CEMS are and how they work, the different types of CEMS, and technologies used to analyze emissions. It details why CEMS are used and the regulations that require their use to demonstrate compliance, and addresses best management practices to ensure reliability, accuracy, and efficient use of facility resources. The CEMS quality assurance plan (QAP) is also discussed in detail. The course is intended for environmental managers, CEMS technicians and managers, and anyone who works with CEMS or CEMS data on a regular basis.
|Classroom||Sep 20 - 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||San Antonio, TX|
|Classroom||Jan 22 - 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||New Brunswick, NJ|
|Classroom||Mar 21 - 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Cincinatti, OH|
This 1-day course provides environmental managers, plant managers, and others with air quality responsibilities with a broad understanding of air dispersion modeling as a tool for compliance studies or permitting submittals. The course covers the fundamental modeling concepts as well as regulatory requirements for state and federal permitting. Screening and refined modeling tools are introduced. The courses combines short lecture and interactive classroom example problem sets for maximum comprehension.
This course includes hands-on exercises requiring the use of a computer. Attendees should bring a laptop or notify the instructor if they are unable to do so.Topics include:
|Classroom||Nov 02, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Atlanta, GA|
|Classroom||Mar 05, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Cleveland, OH|
|Classroom||Apr 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Albany, NY|
Learn about managing stack test programs during this 1½-day course. You won’t learn how to be a stack tester, but you will learn how to write effective stack testing RFPs, how to separate the wheat from the chaff among contractors, tricks of the trade that stack testers use (sometime to your benefit and sometimes not), how to review stack test reports, and other insider information from an instructor who has been involved in stack testing for 30 thirty years. Learn about:
|Classroom||Sep 18 - 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||San Antonio, TX|
|Classroom||Mar 19 - 20, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Cincinnati, OH|
This intensive 2-day course is designed for entry level engineers, dispersion modelers, and meteorologists or others wanting to deepen their understanding of air dispersion modeling principles. Concise lectures supplemented by multi-media example problem sets, a short hands-on introduction to computer-based modeling software, and group discussions are used to maximize comprehension. Students learn how models incorporate the effects of transport and dispersion, atmospheric turbulence, stack characterization, building downwash, and terrain impacts with emphasis on U.S. EPA models such as AERMOD, AERSCREEN, and a brief introduction to CALPUFF, CAMx, and CMAQ. Participants learn about:
|Classroom||Oct 16 - 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||New Orleans, LA|
|Classroom||Feb 05 - 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Denver, CO|
|Classroom||Apr 09 - 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Newark, NJ|
This one-day course covers VOC emission calculation methods based on the algorithms specified in AP-42 Chapter 7 and API Technical Report 2568, November 2007 and some local agency guidance. Mr. Rob Ferry, who has been involved in the development of the emission factors in AP-42 Chapter 7 for more than 37 years, will work with his Trinity colleagues to instruct the course.
The course provides a detailed look into air emissions from storage tanks and provides insight on best practices for emissions calculations. The equations for estimating routine standing and working losses will be covered for ambient tanks as well as for tanks that are heated and/or insulated. Detailed discussion will also address the estimation of emissions from MSS events (i.e., floating roof landings and tank cleanings). Additional topics include estimation of flashing losses from production field tanks, calculation of maximum short-term (lb/hr) emission rates, determination of effective throughput from liquid level data, and determination of heating cycles. Finally, the course provides recommendations on how to improve tank data quality and the accuracy of emissions estimates, thereby mitigating the potential for regulatory pitfalls.
|Classroom||Jun 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Houston, TX|
|Classroom||Aug 22, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Columbus, OH|
|Classroom||Sep 19, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Dallas, TX|
|Classroom||Oct 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||New Orleans, LA|
This 1-day course is for corporate/facility environmental personnel who need to assess, control, and manage odor and noise concerns. The course examines regulatory thresholds, how to measure and objectively analyze readings, how to model off-site odor impacts, strategies to successfully control and minimize off-site impacts, and complaint management and investigative practices. The course includes a review of case studies, how-to develop odor and noise control response plans, and a pseudo-field component, allowing for attendees to use basic odor and noise measuring equipment. Attendees learn about:
|Classroom||Jun 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Princeton, NJ|
|Classroom||Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Dallas, TX|
|Classroom||May 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Cleveland, OH|
This 3-day course focuses on the fundamentals of air dispersion modeling, air dispersion modeling with AERMOD and CALPUFF, and accidental release modeling with BREEZE Incident Analyst. It provides hands-on instruction with all of these programs to those who wish to use the models, sharpen their existing modeling skills, or better understand results prepared by others. It is a combination of the AERMOD Modeling Computer Lab and Accidental Release Modeling Workshop with BREEZE Incident Analyst courses, with additional focus on developing a strong understanding of model fundamentals. All attendees who register for this course will receive a complimentary 30-day trial of BREEZE AERMOD, CALPUFF, Incident Analyst, and the post-processing program (3D Analyst).
|Classroom||Aug 08 - 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
This 3-day course is designed for environmental professionals with little dispersion modeling experience who wish to use the AERMOD model or to better understand AERMOD results prepared by others. It is similar to the two-day AERMOD Modeling Computer Lab course, with additional focus on developing a strong understanding of model fundamentals. Course topics include Gaussian model behavior, source characterization, building and terrain data, and results interpretation. The course includes hands-on modeling exercises and interactive lecture sessions. Course completion will enable attendees to:
|Classroom||Jun 06 - 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Los Angeles, CA|
|Classroom||Oct 10 - 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||London, United Kingdom|
|Classroom||Nov 07 - 09, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Chicago, IL|
Given the complexity of the AP-42 Chapter 7 methodology for estimating emissions from storage tanks, a software tool is a practical necessity. U.S. EPA’s TANKS 4.09d software was heavily used prior to 2014 but is no longer maintained or recommended by EPA due to numerous calculation errors. In response to the need for a tank emissions calculation software tool, Rob Ferry developed the TankESP software.
TankESP correctly applies the AP-42 Chapter 7 methodology to estimate routine standing and working losses for ambient tanks as well as for tanks that are heated and/or insulated. TankESP additionally accommodates estimation of emissions from MSS events (i.e., floating roof landings and tank cleanings), calculation of maximum short-term (lb/hr) emission rates, determination of effective throughput from liquid level data, estimation of emissions from heating cycles, and estimation of flashing losses from production field tanks.
This one day course provides hands-on instruction in the use of the TankESP software. During the course, students will receive step-by-step guidance, beginning with entering routine service data to generate monthly or annual emissions and progressing to entering service changes, floating roof landings and tank cleaning events, and creating custom reports.
This course includes hands-on exercises requiring the use of a computer. Attendees should bring a laptop or notify the instructor if they are unable to do so.Upon completion of the course, attendees are expected to:
|Classroom||Jun 28, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Houston, TX|
|Classroom||Aug 23, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Columbus, OH|
|Classroom||Sep 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Dallas, TX|
|Classroom||Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||New Orleans, LA|