Spectrum Director - Brian Cochran

Brian Cochran

Director of Installed Systems

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Brian Cochran

Director of Installed Systems

  • Director of Installed Systems at Spectrum Environmental Solutions since 2019
  • Over twenty years of fenceline and ambient air monitoring system design, fugitive emissions monitoring, and air quality data analysis experience
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Brian has served as Spectrum’s Director of Installed Systems since 2019. In that role, he oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations associated with Spectrum’s long-term fenceline and ambient air monitoring projects. Prior to joining Spectrum, Brian spent 19 years in with AECOM, URS and ERM in their air respective air monitoring practices. His primary areas of focus are fenceline and ambient air monitoring, fugitive emissions monitoring, and air quality data analysis. He has wide-ranging experience in the design, operation, and management of ambient air monitoring networks, and has worked with an assortment of sampling equipment and monitoring instrumentation in measurement studies addressing air toxics, criteria pollutants, particulate matter (TSP, PM2.5, PM10), VOCs, H2S, methane, and benzene. He has developed novel measurement approaches to address fugitive emission sources, including authoring the testing protocol used by companies needing to meet Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requirements for the quantification of uncollected VOC loading losses during marine vessel loading. He also has extensive involvement with EPA’s refinery fenceline monitoring program (U.S. EPA method 325), and has successfully worked with refineries on the development, submittal and approval of Site-Specific Monitoring Plans to account for the impact of offsite and near field sources on measured fenceline benzene concentrations.

Brian has presented at numerous conferences on air quality topics including source attribution modeling, real-time monitoring via automated gas chromatography and optical remote sensing, and low-cost air quality sensors. He has represented clients in interactions and negotiations with various regulatory agencies and has testified as an expert witness in depositions.