Using the camera of your phone device, we have virtualized the Ringelmann
scale methodology, which is used worldwide to measure the emission of black
smoke from diesel engines and industrial chimneys.
The inspection process is faster and more efficient, which allows a larger
number of vehicles and chimneys to be monitored and sent for future
adjustment, contributing to the reduction of black smoke emission, ridding the
environment of tons of this waste.
The Virtual Ringelmann meets vehicular and stationary surveillance methods. It
was developed for industries and transport companies that need to implement
the concept of environmental management in the administration and operation
of emitters of air pollutants and that wish to be in accordance to municipal,
state, national or international environmental legislations, such as the ISO
Benefits of Virtual Ringelmann
Assessment of the conditions of the vehicle fleet or industrial chimneys
supporting the decision-making process for preventive and corrective actions.
It automatically identifies and records the pollution level emitted by the
inspected source through the captured image. This information, along with the
recorded image, will enable a richer analysis of the characteristics of that inspection.
It generates evidence through the photographic image captured during the
inspection process. This image may be sent to the Virtual Ringelmann Website
in order to generate a decision-making support report.
It enables the generation of reports on inspections on the website and the
creation of a history of the inspected vehicle or stationary sources.
Using the reports issued by the website, large companies will be able to
maintain a single technician responsible for the analysis of the measurements,
who will have no need to leave the premises. Measurements will be more
constant, made by untrained people, without the need of specific training, which
was necessary with paper scales, bringing more credibility and economy to the inspection process.
Virtual Ringelmann is the evolution of a product created in 1888, aiming to facilitate the supervision and monitoring of black smoke emission.