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Implementation Information for the Surface Coating MACTs - Common files

NOTICE:    This page provides information that may be useful across all surface coating rules for HAP and VOC. Some materials identified are out of print and therefore only scanned versions are available to users.
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Calculations and Test Methods

Calculations Information

The Paints and Coatings Resource Center has developed an Emission Calculator to help you through calculations from coating regulations that require you to calculate VOCs or HAPs emitted.

Purdue University, Indiana Pollution Prevention and Safe Materials Institute (now the Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute) developed an Excel Spreadsheet to help with MACT compliance calculations.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has developed a VOC & HAP Emission Calculations For Paints, Solvents, and Other Evaporative Loss Products to help calcuate evaporative loss.

Under the Boat Manufacturing (subpart VVVV) MACT, EPA developed a Computation spreadsheet and User's Manual for Boat Manufacturers that may be beneficial to other coating industries.

Date Title File
6/90 Memorandum - Performance Test Calculations Guidelines [Significant Figures Memo, Scanned Version]
6/88 A Guideline for Graphic Arts Calculations [EPA 340/1-88-004, Scanned Version]
7/86 A Guideline for Surface Coating Calculations [EPA 340/1-86-016, Scanned Version]
12/84 Procedures for Certifying Quantity of Volatile Organic Compounds Emitted by Paint, Ink, and Other Coatings [EPA-450/3-84-019, Scanned Version]


Capture Efficiency

Date Title File
&nbsp Printing MACT Appendix - Provides overview of criteria for alternative methods
2/95 GD 36 - Revised Capture Efficiency Memorandum.
1/95 GD 35 - Capture Efficiency Testing Guidance
2/92 The Measurement Solution - Using a Temporary Total Enclosure for Capture Efficiency Testing (EPA-450/4-91-020a)

Document was put together during methods 204 and 204A-F develoment. This document has a plain language summary of the methodology and some useful background information. File download link is to the Clean Air Technology Center, Air Pollution Technical Reports, last item in that section dated 2-21-92
contains WP5 files


Permanent Total Enclosures (PTE)

Air Pollution Control Technology Fact Sheet - Permanent Total Enclosures (PTE) [EPA-452/F-03-033]

NOTE: Fact sheet references a link to the permanent total enclosure section in the cost manual [EPA-452/B-02-001]. This link may not be working properly in the pdf file link above. For access to this section of the cost manual (Section 2, Generic Equipment and Devices; Chapter 3, PTEs) click here.

Test Method Links

EPA Federal Reference Test Methods

EPA Method Test Method Title
24 Determination of Volatile Matter Content, Water Content, Density, Volume Solids, and Weight Solids of Surface Coatings
24A Determination of Volatile Matter Content and Density of Publication Rotogravure Inks and Related Publication Rotogravure Coatings
25 Gaseous Nonmethane Organic Emissions
25A Gaseous Organic Concentration (Flame Ionization)
204 Permanent or Temporary Total Enclosure (PTE/TTE) for Determining Capture Efficiency
204A VOCs in Liquid Input Stream
204B VOCs in Captured Stream
204C VOCs in Captured Stream (Dilution Technique)
204D Fugitive VOCs from Temporary Total Enclosure
204E Fugitive VOCs from Building Enclosure
204F VOCs in Liquid Input Stream (Distillation)
311 Analysis of Hazardous Air Pollutant Compounds in Paints and Coatings by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph


9/03 Manufacturers of Paint Arrestors Certified by Method 319 (Proposed 11/19/96)  


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ASTM Method Test Method Title
D1475 Test Method for Density of Liquid Coatings, Inks, and Related Products
D1979-97 Test Method for Free Formaldehyde Content of Amino Resins
D2369 Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings
D2697 Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings
D2697-86(1998) HISTORICAL STANDARD: D2697-86(1998) Standard Test Method for Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings
D3432-89 D3432-89(1996)e1 Standard Test Method for Unreacted Toluene Diisocyanates in Urethane Prepolymers and Coating Solutions by Gas Chromatography
D3792 Test Method for Water Content of Coatings by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph
D3925 Practice for Sampling Liquid Paints and Related Pigmented Coatings
D3960-04 Standard Practice for Determining Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Content of Paints and Related Coatings
D4017 Test Method for Water in Paints and Paint Materials by Karl Fischer Method
D4457 Test Method for Determination of Dichloromethane and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane in Paints and Coatings by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph
D4747-87 HISTORICAL STANDARD: D4747-87(1996)e1 Standard Test Method for Determining Unreacted Monomer Content of Latexes Using Gas-Liquid Chromatography
D4827-93 HISTORICAL STANDARD: D4827-93(1998) Standard Test Method for Determining the Unreacted Monomer Content of Latexes Using Capillary Column Gas Chromatography
D5095 Test Method for Determination of the Nonvolatile Content in Silanes, Siloxanes and Silane-Siloxane Blends Used in Masonry Water Repellent Treatments
D5403 Test Methods for Volatile Content of Radiation Curable Materials
D6093-97(2003) Standard Test Method for Percent Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings Using a Helium Gas Pycnometer
D6902-03 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Formaldehyde Evolved During the Curing of Melamine-Formaldehyde-Based Coatings
D5201 Practice for Calculating Formulation Physical Constants of Paints and Coatings
D6093 Test Method for Percent Volume Nonvolatile Matter in Clear or Pigmented Coatings Using a Helium Gas Pycnometer
D6133 Test Method for Acetone -Chlorobenzotrifluoride, Methyl Acetate or -Butyl Acetate Content of Solvent-Reducible and Water-Reducible Paints, Coatings, Resins, and Raw Materials by Direct Injection into a Gas Chromatograph
D6419 Test Method for Volatile Content of Non-Heatset Web Offset Printing Inks
D6438 Test Method for Acetone, Methyl Acetate, and Parachlorobenzotrifluoride Content of Paints and Coatings by Solid Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography
D6886 Test Method for Speciation of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Low VOC Content Waterborne Air-Dry Coatings by Gas Chromatography
PS9-94 WITHDRAWN STANDARD: PS9-94 Test Method for Determination of Free Formaldehyde in Emulsion Polymers by Liquid Chromatography (Withdrawn 1997)

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