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Conduct Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) Tests Faster and Comply with Regulations Using ESC | Spe

Published Jun 04, 2020

Conduct Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) Tests Faster and Comply with Regulations Using ESC | Spectrum’s New RATAView™ Software

RATAView is a subscription-based software that helps stack testers perform Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) tests accurately and efficiently to meet complex regulations and comply with 40 CFR Parts 60 and 75 requirements.

AUSTIN, TX, June 9, 2020; ESC | Spectrum, the leading provider of Continous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) Data Acquisition Software (DAS) and services, is excited to announce the launch of its newest solution: RATAView. RATAView is a subscription-based software that helps stack testers perform Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) tests accurately and efficiently to meet complex regulations and comply with 40 CFR Parts 60 and 75 requirements. A RATA or Relative Accuracy Test Audit compares data from a facility's CEMS to independent Reference Method data. It is packaged with an 8864 Data Controller, the most widely used device in the industry for data collection, computation and storage. While previously limited to only a select group of customers, RATAView subscriptions are now available industry wide.

“We’ve been performing RATA tests for years. These tests are time-consuming, regulatorily complex, and can be cumbersome and to configure,” said Software Architect Landon Zabcik. “We used our extensive stack testing experience in order to develop a solution tailored specifically for stack testers that speeds up the process while maintaining data accuracy and preventing mistakes. RATAView pairs a reliable 8864 Data Controller with software that supports saved testing configurations, wraps in calculations, and makes reporting easier.”

The RATAView software guides users through the configuration of a test “queue” to create templates and automate the testing process. Users can reuse the templates at any time, in either manual or automatic mode, with the ability to reset the test to clear out current results and start over, accept the test, or stop/pause when needed.

RATAView also makes reporting faster and more efficient. RATAView provides the test results in the most commonly requested format for our customers – Microsoft Excel. Tests are saved in the system and can be reported or viewed in Excel at any time. Additionally, reports are easy to customize and adjust, and RATAView allows for easy Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) XML file generation. All industry sources must use ECMPS to submit monitoring plan, QA/cert test, and emissions data to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Clean Air Market programs.

RATAView is a critical component of ESC | Spectrum’s end-to-end solutions for helping customers operate their facilities efficiently and meet air compliance obligations.

“RATAView is a great addition to our DAS and CEMS end-to-end solutions for the electric power and petroleum industries. Our own in-house CEMS testing team uses the software to ensure accuracy and efficiency, and we’re excited to provide its functionality to the rest of the industry,” said Mike Viator, Director of Sales and Marketing.

RATAView is the only RATA testing software backed by a 24/7 customer support team and is actively being developed. The software is updated bi-annually with new features to ensure it evolves with changing industry needs.

For media inquiries, please contact Anna Wilson, Corporate Marketing Manager.

For Sales inquiries, please contact the ESC | Spectrum Sales team.