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New Emissions Standards For Non-Road Mobile Machinery
New emissions standards have been introduced for Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) used on construction projects in London, as part of plans to improve air quality in the capital.

The emissions standards for NRMM apply to all projects in Greater London and will be enforced by local authorities through planning conditions or S106 agreements. The new requirements are:
  • NRMM of net power less than 37kW are exempt
  • NRMM of net power between 37kW and 560kW used on any major development project within Greater London must meet the emissions standards in Stage IIIA of EU Directive 97/68/EC. Major developments are residential projects with ten dwellings or more (or where the site has an area of at least 0.5 hectares) and buildings that contain a floor space of 1,000 square metres or more (or a site area of at least one hectare)
  • NRMM used on any project within the Central Activity Zone or Canary Wharf must meet the stricter emissions standards in Stage IIIB of the EU Directive
Companies can apply for an exemption in instances where NRMM meeting the standards is not available or where retrofitting machinery would not be feasible.

To comply with the new standards, projects must:
  • Register all NRMM online through a new portal
  • Keep an inventory of all NRMM stating the emissions limits
  • Regularly service all NRMM and maintain service logs on-site for inspection
  • Make all documentation available to local authority officers as required
Local authorities can enforce the standards by viewing the information provided through the NRMM register. Any sites found to be using non-compliant NRMM will receive guidance on meeting the requirements in the first instance. Penalties for subsequent breaches will depend on the local authority but could include delayed sign-off of the S106 agreement or Building Control approval which would impact on final completion of the project.

For further information, visit the NRMM website which includes the Greater London Authority Supplementary Planning Guidance on controlling dust and emissions from construction.

London's 'Low Emission Zone' for non-road mobile machinery
The Mayor has published supplementary planning guidance (SPG) on the control of dust and emissions during construction and demolition.
This SPG seeks to reduce emissions of dust, PM10 and PM2.5 from construction and demolition activities in London. It also aims to manage emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from construction and demolition machinery by means of a new non-road mobile machinery Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).

Cleaning The Air - The Mayor's Air Quality Strategy
The Mayor of London has published his final Air Quality Strategy. A copy of the strategy is now available as a pdf, which includes a review and update of the Best Practice Guidance for construction and demolition sites.

How to reduce black smoke from diesel engines - Diesel Particulate Filters
Written by GenCat's engineering department, this technical white paper aims to address and clarify various issues and assist in the decision-making process of reducing black smoke from diesel exhausts.

London Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
The aim of the scheme is to improve air quality in the city by deterring the most polluting vehicles from driving in the area. Phase 4 will commence on 3rd January 2012.

Case Study - Emissions Reduction of Diesel Plant in Confined Spaces
This case study looks at how to reduce black smoke from diesel powered plant operating in confined spaces, in this case underground, in order to protect the workforce from harmful emissions.

Case Study - CO, HC & PM Emission Reduction on a Perkins 4016TAG2
This case study includes information such as pollution reduction figures, pricing of both catalytic converter and particulate filter as well as diagrams for a complete solution.

London Best Practice Guide (BPG)
This guide, published in November 2006 was produced in partnership by London Councils and the Greater London Authority, it aims to control dust and emissions from construction and demolition.

HSE Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions (DEEE)
Diesel engine exhaust emissions have the potential to cause a range of health problems. This is a short guide for employees to the hazards posed by the emissions, and precautions employers and individuals can take.

Control of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions in the Workplace
Produced by the UK Health & Safety Executive, this guidance provides practical advice to employers on how to control exposure to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE's) in the workplace.

Bersy ISO 9001:2000
The Bersy range of exhaust equipment have been employed in Europe for over 20 years and are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2000 plant. The IQNet and RINA certificates are available to download here. As regulations for emission control become more stringent, Bersy has maintained an ongoing development of Diesel Particle Filter (DPFs) and Catalytic Converters.

VERT Certification
The Bersy DPF system is based on a Silicon Carbide filter which is able to retain very fine un-burnt carbon particles including PM10. The filter continuously regenerates during use, with the assistance of a fuel additive. Intended for prime power installations, these systems offer very high particulate matter (PM) retention coupled with low maintenance requirements and have passed the Swiss VERT Filter Testing.






Certifications

Bersy ISO 9001:2000
The Bersy range of exhaust equipment have been employed in Europe for over 20 years and are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2000 plant. The IQNet and RINA certificates are available to download here. As regulations for emission control become more stringent, Bersy has maintained an ongoing development of Diesel Particle Filter (DPFs) and Catalytic Converters.

VERT Certification
The Bersy DPF system is based on a Silicon Carbide filter which is able to retain very fine un-burnt carbon particles including PM10. The filter continuously regenerates during use, with the assistance of a fuel additive. Intended for prime power installations, these systems offer very high particulate matter (PM) retention coupled with low maintenance requirements and have passed the Swiss VERT Filter Testing.