Click to see the full map of air monitoring stations.

Click to see the full map of air monitoring stations.

Air quality affects everyone.  That’s why we are leading the way with one of the first ambient air quality monitoring networks in Alberta.

Through this network, we are able to better understand the effects of industry and gather scientifically valid data about current local air quality as well as long-term trends.  We’re committed to monitoring, measuring and improving our performance.

Data Gathering and Reporting

The network gathers air quality information using the following three distinct methods and systems:

  • Continuous monitoring (readings taken every second, 365 days/year)
  • Intermittent monitoring (sensors exposed for 24 hours every six days)
  • Passive monitoring (sensors exposed for 30 days and replaced every month)

Network Locations and Measures

  • Sherwood Park Station
    • Hydrogen Sulphide
    • Sulphur Dioxide
    • Oxides of Nitrogen
    • Total Hydrocarbons
    • Particulate Matter
    • Wind Speed, Direction and Temperature
  • Gold Bar Station
    • Hydrogen Sulphide
    • Sulphur Dioxide
    • Oxides of Nitrogen
    • Wind Speed, Direction and Temperature
  • Beverly Station
    • Hydrogen Sulphide
    • Sulphur Dioxide
    • Total Hydrocarbons
    • Wind Speed, Direction and Temperature

The data collected is available to all SIA members, local emergency response agencies and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). The network manager submits a monthly performance report to ESRD and SIA members that identifies significant events and/or instances where Alberta guideline levels were not met.  SIA also prepares an annual technical report outlining the data gathered during the year that is submitted to ESRD.