Good Practice Guidance: Measuring Perfluorocarbons

Guidance to support smelters in conducting PFC measurements.

This guidance provides practical information to support smelters in conducting PFC measurements for different objectives, including process improvement, benchmarking and GHG inventory reporting.

The IAI’s PFC Working Group developed this guidance to reflect changes in the IPCC’s 2019 Refinement of the 2006 National GHG Inventories. The relevant methodologies from the 2008 USEPA/IAI PFC Measurement Protocol, as well as the latest methods and practices for measuring low voltage, high voltage and cell-start up PFC emissions, are used.

The commitment to improving PFC measurements is part of a broader aluminium industry agenda to quantify our emissions and play our part in reducing global emissions.