The Gujarat Pollution Control Board released a circular on retrofitting of DG sets having a capacity of 125 KVA and above in the state of Gujarat. As per National Clean Air Programme, diesel gen-sets are a major source of pollution. Therefore all industries & establishments operating DG Sets of capacity 125 KVA & above within the jurisdiction of the state of Gujarat have to follow the given instructions:
The Government of India, recognizes major sources of air pollution such as vehicles, DG sets, construction dust etc. Whereas, the Government of India, MoEF &CC has launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for the prevention, control and abatement of air pollution level in the country at an urban and regional level. The Government of India, recognizes major sources of air pollution such as vehicles, DG sets, construction dust etc. As per National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), Government of India, Diesel Generator sets as a major source of air pollution in Indian cities and states.
- (1) Retrofit all DG Sets of capacity 125 KVA & above with an emission control device having 70% particulate matter in capturing efficiency in 5 mode D2 cycle.
Central Pollution Control Board, Govt. of India, recognized/approved laboratories as given below:
a)Automotive Research Association of India. Pune (Maharashtra)
b) International Centre for Automotive Technology. Manesar (Haryana)
c) Indian Oil Corporation, Research and Development Centre, Faridabad (Haryana)
d) Indian Institute Petroleum, Dehradun (Uttarakhand); or
e) Vehicle Research Development Establishment, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)
- (2) The emission control device/equipment must be tested as per ISO 8178-5
- (3) Shifting to gas-based generators by employing new gas-based generators or retrofitting the existing DG Sets for partial gas usage.
Date of Release – 27.08.2021
Applicable – DG Sets having a capacity of 125 KVA & above
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