Analyzer Average Operational Time
As per the requirements in Alberta’s Air Monitoring Directive (AMD), the WBEA “must maintain, at a minimum, 90% operational time for each continuous ambient monitoring instrument and accompanying data recording system, on a monthly basis for each parameter monitored” (AMD, Chapter 6, p. 13). This requirement was implemented in 2011. The graph below shows the annual average operational time for all analyzers in the WBEA monitoring network from 2011 to 2021. The average operational time is reported in the WBEA’s monthly and quarterly progress reports, which are submitted to the AEP, and posted on the WBEA’s website at wbea.org/about/wbea-progress-reports/.