Whitlow is the only smoke school provider with 60 years combined experience in EHS inspections and smoke school. We invented the stress free ½ day EPA Method 9 Certification by providing excellent customer service. Whitlow Enterprises EHS American Training Institute/ EPA Smoke School Division and 3-D Printing/ Etching Services for all of your signs, trophies, hunting knives, and ornamental flower vases. Welcome to Whitlow Smoke School Division. Whitlow is based on the three Christian virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity and we follow Jesus Christ’s Biblical teachings on Random Acts of Loving Kindness. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Whitlow is not just another cheap imitation of a smoke school provider. Paul Liard is a retired Louisiana DEQ air quality inspector with 23 years experience and George Whitlow is also retired form Louisiana DEQ and has been preforming EHS inspections for US Air Force since 1976. That is 25 years experience as an inspector. We can explain your permits, find best available solutions, conduct audits, and  be your expert witness in court. Whitlow invented the stress free ½ day EPA Method 9 Visible Emissions Opacity Evaluation and Certification when George Whitlow retired from Louisiana DEQ in September 2001 to give birth of Whitlow Enterprises Smoke School. Before that smoke school was 3 days of Pure-Dee Hell on Earth. The certification test was designed so half the people would fail the certification test each of the 17 test runs. They use a strict interpretation of the regulations wording, “Random opacity values from zero to 100.” Whitlow does not use the scientific random meaning.  We use common horse since random because the eyeball to human brain relationship cannot comprehend going from 0% opacity to 80% and back and forth round and round, where she stops know body knows. I started conducting EHS inspections in 1976 for the United States Air Force and Louisiana DEQ. I have observed over 5,000 airborne plumes and never in my life have I ever seen a plume that jumped round like this unless it was from a large house fire. Besides all that, most permits call for an average opacity of 20% for a 6 minute average. Ray Charles can read 20%. Later I will explain how we make the certification test simple to pass by following the Principal of Random Acts of Loving Kindness.

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Some humans ain't human
Some people ain't kind
You open up their hearts
And here's what you'll find
A few frozen pizzas
Some ice cubes with hair
A broken Popsicle
You don't want to go there

Here are some fine examples of folks that are not Human. ECS and OpacitAir Smoke School was born of greed of the worst kind. Two were my best friends for 17 years. ECS and OpacitAir smoke schools were created by former Whitlow Enterprises employees Jason Bennett, David Hudson, Adam Hudson, Adair Hudson, Raymond Guillome, Lloyd Blount and they are snakes in the grass. Avoid snakes. Read more about the truth about ECS Smoke School and OpacitAir Smoke School. All smoke school providers are guilty of same offences and started in the exact same manner as these two snakes. Whitlow is the only provider who has paid dues to earn the title as the best that ever was or will be.

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This is your smoke school. We are Whitlow. We appreciate your suggestions. Do unto others like you would like them do to do unto you. Here are the normal things we do that make our competitors try to imitate us: This is how we demonstrate Loving Acts of Random Kindness.

  1. We do our homework before each smoke school with maintenance and calibration before each test

  2. We set the stage for optimal conditions for reading opacity even on cloudy days- contrasting background and shelter from rain and sun. If we cant find a contrasting background, God helps us create one for you.  You can not even see white smoke with white clouds for a background, much less read the opacity. I have heard my competitor smoke school providers brag," Hell, if they can see the opacity, let them take a wild guess at it. " Now hear this. Whitlow is the only smoke school that creates contrasting backgrounds. WE WANT YOU TO PASS THE EPA METHOD 9  CERTIFICATION TEST.  You make us feel happy that we are doing our job correctly when you pass the test. We do not use the quota system the others brag about in private. They don't feel like the test is good unless half of you fail every time you take the test.

  3. We start your day off with precise instructions on how to read opacity, fill out the forms, and take the visible emissions certification test. Remember this- read the background not the smoke. 25% opacity means 25% of the background is obscured by the smoke. Always read the opacity at the densest part of the plume. In our case, choose an observation point that is 12 inches in diameter the same diameter as our smokestack.

  4. Whitlow gives you plenty practice test opacity plumes to evaluate and we watch you to make sure you are following the correct basic fundamentals of reading opacity.

  5. We present the smoke school visible emissions evaluator certification test following EPA requirements of random opacity plumes from zero to 100%

  6. We focus on low level opacity readings from zero to 50%, most permits call for an average of 20% opacity over a 6 minute period. Some permits limit opacity to zero or 5%. Ray Charles can see 20% opacity. The certification test should not be based on a quota system designed to 50% of you will fail each test. We refuse to jump around like King Kong from 5% to 90% like a datburn yoyo Absolutely no point in this at all.

  7. After the test we allow you to grade your own test papers. Our staff team grades the papers as well on site. You will know that you passed before you leave. We call out the answers nice and slow.

  8. Each smoke school consists of a morning and afternoon session to allow you to send plenty of employees. Please let us know when you resister if you prefer morning or afternoon.


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