16:26 16 Dec 18
I-DEV0455: Application of calibration results to correct for lower accuracy readings from certain continuous flow meters for MR2
|Submitted by||LRQA (12 Dec 2011)|
|Project activity||3462: Bangkok Kamphaeng Saen East: Landfill Gas to Electricity Project|
|Selected monitoring period||01 Jun 2011 - 31 Oct 2011|
|Title/subject of deviation||Application of calibration results to correct for lower accuracy readings from certain continuous flow meters for MR2|
Description of non-compliance with monitoring plan during the monitoring period
In accordance with the monitoring plan contained in the registered PDD, continuous V-cone flow meters were installed to measure the Amount of landfill gas flared i.e LFGflare,y and the Amount of landfill gas combusted in power plant i.e LFGelectricity,y . The instruments were provided by the manufacturer/supplier (Kingsway and KVS Lamways, Shanghai) having accuracy level of ±0.5%. These instruments were calibrated in accordance with manufacturer specification by Kingways controls (2006-1) and KVS Lamways, Shanghai before installations. As result of the calibration, certain instruments were shown to have a lower level of accuracy than indicated in the registered PDD. The difference between accuracy following calibration and the manufacturer’s specifications are shown below for the respective flow meters.
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All other V-Cones used for the monitoring of LFGflare,y and LFGelectricity,y during this monitoring period had a calibration report confirming an accuracy within the ±0.5% range as per the registered PDD.
In order to account for the lower accuracy identified for these instruments , the project participants propose to adjust the monitored flow data from the respective V-cones (indicated above) during their operation period by applying the maximum (lower) accuracy (1%) of the instrument to the measured values by all the above flow meterwhich will result in a conservative emission reductions. Furthermore, the PP on 21/10/11 replaced all the V-cone flow meters which had a lower accuracy with newly calibrated meters which have an accuracy level within the ±0.5% range as per the registered PDD.
The deviation request applies only for some of the V-cones that were implemented from 13/03/11 and were replaced on 21/10/11 with calibrated V-cone flow meters of required accuracy levels. Therefore, the lower accuracy flow meters were only used temporarily, and now they have been replaced. All the V-cone flow meters are in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications and the registered PDD, and hence there will be no need for a revision of the monitoring plan.
The correction made by the PPs is also in line with the method used in the newly adopted CDM project standard (EB65, Annex 5), Appendix 1: Changes that do not require prior approval by the board, para 4a which states that:
4. “If the monitoring equipment actually installed has a lower accuracy level than the one stipulated in the applied methodology and/or the registered monitoring plan, and the monitoring equipment is under the control of the project participants prior approval by the Board is not required if project participants adjust the value measured with the equipment as follows:
(a) If the parameter is used for calculating baseline GHG emissions, the difference between the accuracy level of the installed monitoring equipment and the accuracy prescribed by the applied methodology and/or the registered monitoring plan is deducted from the measured value”.
This is the approach applied by the PP but with a more conservative deduction of 1% for each meter.
The calculation of the emission reductions using the full uncorrected flow monitoring data from the forementioned V-cones resulted in 124,181tCO2e emission reductions during the current monitoring period.
By applying a 1% reduction in monitored flow data from the aforementioned V-cones, the emission reductions are calculated as 123,736 tCO2e emission reductions during the current monitoring period.
Therefore, the above adjustment results in a conservative calculation of emission reductions of used of 123,736 which is a reduction of 445tCO2e compared to the actual monitored data.
|Annexes||Annex A -Bangkok East (3463) MR2 ER calculation sheets_v3.xls (15 MB)|
|iss_form02 deviation Bangkok Kamphaeng Saen East MR2 for LRQA v1 121211.doc (167 KB)|
|Link to the documentation made available at validation stage or monitoring report||Link to relevant documentation|
|Signed form||Signed form (167 KB)|
This request for deviation has been accepted.
The Chairs have accepted the request for deviation to the monitoring and reporting process for the second monitoring period, specifically from 1 June 2011 to 21 October 2011.
|Current status||27 Jan 2012 - Deviation accepted|
12 Dec 2011 -
04 Jan 2012 - Successfully passed the Completeness Check
13 Jan 2012 - Awaiting EB decision