5 Steps for Finding the Best BLDS for Your Facility

Posted by Earl Parker on Aug 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The right BLDS can make a huge difference in your facility's compliance.Updating your bag leak detection system with today’s innovative, more efficient technologies doesn’t have to be rocket science; in fact, it’s quite easy to justify the investment, and find the ideal monitoring solutions for your facility. It all comes down to knowing what to look for in a new system, and how to treat the buying decision.

In this blog, we’ll focus on 5 major steps for installing the perfect emissions monitoring system in your facility, as well as how to overcome common barriers that many engineers face when making a purchase decision and integrating these technologies.

1) Determine Areas in Need

Foremost, you can’t pick the best bag leak detection system for your needs without understanding those needs in the first place. Before evaluating detection system options, consider organizing a detailed history of your facility’s compliance. This will not only help you identify broader performance trends, but also guide a large part of your search for new systems.

When compiling a detailed historical account of your facility’s compliance, we recommend keeping track of:

  • Any compliance fines imposed on your business due to poor results, as well as reasons for those fines
  • Bag performance and failure event data, including system shutdowns and replacement operations
  • Costs and frequency of events
  • Monitoring and detection capabilities, especially in areas estimated below expectation

In addition to a well-documented history, consider what kind of implications your existing compliance system has had on maintenance staff and labor costs, as these can be areas to base a decision on when choosing innovative new systems.

2) Know How to Find the Right Solutions

With a detailed history of your facility’s air quality compliance on-hand, you can much more appropriately find the best solutions for your application. When evaluating dust collection monitoring systems, be sure to find a system with updates in reporting and instantaneous emission reading that can resolve recurring issues in your compliance history.

In a wide variety of industries, engineers often find that highly advanced detection and monitoring systems offer greater investment returns than comparable, outdated systems. When going over your options, keep an eye out for triboelectric monitoring systems that feature:

  • Unified DC and AC signal monitoring
  • Fully integrated parametric monitoring capabilities
  • Centralized reporting
  • Automated emissions logging
  • Network connectivity, uniting all emissions outputs in your facility

3) Evaluate Suppliers As Closely As Equipment

When finding the right BLDS system for your facility’s compliance needs, it’s important to look into the quality of vendors, beyond just the equipment solutions they offer. When it comes to future maintenance needs and system upkeep, your detection monitoring system supplier should act as a support resource and business partner, more than a mere seller.

Suppliers with reliable, committed support staff bring much more promising results than those who offer bare-minimum services. Often, it’s worth the extra investment to find a vendor who will see to all of your BLDS needs, current and future, and ensure that your systems run smoothly and your compliance needs are met completely.

Just as unifying your monitoring hardware and software through a single system can streamline your compliance, having a committed supplier ready at all times to tend to issues with your monitoring systems is just another step in having the best BLDS possible.

4) Treat the Decision As More Than Bottom-Line Compliance

Perhaps the strongest underlying step you can take in finding the best detection monitoring system for your facility is to treat compliance, and choosing the best possible emissions monitoring system, as more than just a bottom-line decision.

Engineers who treat compliance with the attention it calls for can not only simplify their processes and meet all compliance standards with their facility air quality, but can also save money in the short and long run by cutting back on wasteful material expenses and maintenance behaviors.

5) Justify the Investment Costs

Of course, the final step of integrating the best dust collection monitoring system is justifying such a purchase to decision-makers within your company. Fortunately, this is made simple by the clear, measurable fiscal savings an efficient triboelectric solution can bring to countless industries in just one year’s time.

When chosen carefully, the right system can completely eliminate any air quality or reporting issues a facility may be facing, and resolve historical failure events that can wind up costing a facility thousands in fines and corrective action. What these systems provide best is prevention.

As today’s innovative monitoring tools alert users of failure risks before events can occur, maintenance needs can be completed on an as-needed basis, which limits wasteful labor and material spending, and bag leak risks can be corrected preemptively, before they progress into larger-scale system failures. When used correctly, these factors can mean thousands of dollars in savings in just 6-7 months.

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Topics: Baghouse Maintenance, Bag Leak Detection, Environmental Monitoring