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7011.0700 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

As used in parts 7011.0700 to 7011.0735, the following words shall have the meanings defined herein.

Subp. 2.

Collection efficiency.

"Collection efficiency" means the percent of the total amount of particulate matter entering the control equipment which is removed from the exhaust stream by the control equipment and is calculated by the following equation:

100(A - B)
collection efficiency = _
A

where:

A = the amount (grams or pounds) or the concentration (gr/SCF) of particulate matter entering the collection equipment; and

B = the amount (grams or pounds) or the concentration (gr/SCF) of particulate matter leaving the control equipment.

Subp. 3.

Industrial process equipment.

"Industrial process equipment" means any equipment, apparatus, or device embracing chemical, industrial, or manufacturing facilities such as ovens, mixing kettles, heating and reheating furnaces, kilns, stills, dryers, roasters, and equipment used in connection therewith, and all other methods or forms of manufacturing or processing that may emit any air contaminant such as smoke, odor, particulate matter, or gaseous matter. Industrial process equipment is an affected facility. An emission facility may consist of more than one unit of industrial process equipment.

Subp. 4.

Process weight.

"Process weight" means the total weight in a given time period of all materials introduced into any industrial process equipment that may cause any emission of particulate matter. Solid fuels charged are considered as part of the process weight, but liquid and gaseous fuels and combustion air are not. For a cyclical or batch operation, the process weight per hour is derived by dividing the total process weight by the number of hours in one complete operation from the beginning of any given process to the completion thereof, excluding any time during which the equipment is idle. For a continuous operation, the process weight per hour is derived by dividing the process weight for a typical period of time.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

18 SR 614

Published Electronically:

February 25, 2008