Nicholas Connell

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The Savings Opportunities Hidden in Emissions Compliance Reporting

One of the major factors that many engineers or company decision-makers often forget about compliance is how air quality control technology can also bring financial benefits to facilities, most often in the form of reduced labor, material savings and risk prevention.

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Triboelectric Detection for Early Warning of Hopper Bridging in a Cyclone Dust Collector

Cyclone Dust Collector Bridging & Other Hassles

Triboelectric dust detection systems can be used effectively to monitor a cyclone dust collector just as well as a fabric filter collector. In the same way that triboelectric systems can monitor baghouses for collection efficiency, operational output and maintenance needs, so to can they monitor cyclone dust collectors. In this article we'll take a quick look at common applications for cyclone collectors and then dig into two common operating problems that triboelectric detectors can assist with. 

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Should I Calibrate My Triboelectric Bag Leak Detection System?

Who needs one more PM task....

Many wonder if their triboelectric bag leak detection system needs any kind of calibration to function properly. That's entirely understandable since many are accustomed to working with opacity meters or other older generations of equipment. Opacity meters require an initial calibration along with periodic calibration and rebuilds at specified intervals in order to stay accurate. 

While many OEMs can quickly state that “triboelectric systems do not need calibration” it can be confusing when some incorrectly refer to certain actions as “calibrating” their triboelectric unit.

So what is the truth, do you need to calibrate your triboelectric detector? 

Current generation Triboelectric Bag Leak Detection Systems Do Not Require Periodic or Initial Calibration

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What's the Best Triboelectric Detector For My Company & Application?

When first visiting our website, some might feel overwhelmed by the number of different detection systems we currently offer. Especially because visitors often come with the question "What's the best triboelectric detector for my application" only to face another question "Which Auburn TRIBO is the right technical fit?"

With our main TRIBO line consisting of 8 different models plus additional options it can appear to be a complicated process to decide which one is correct for your application. In this article we thought it would be good to review some of the differences and help you understand why we have different models. Be assured that you need not feel intimidated by the selection of models we offer.  

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Start Planning for Your 2016 Scheduled Baghouse Maintenance Shutdowns

It is important to plan ahead now to not waste time during your maintenance shutdowns for 2016. While many have large scale projects to complete, it’s also a good time to inspect and review smaller items and areas for improvement. 

Here are a few items our experience tells us are important for plants to not overlook when planning for their next shutdown. 

Meeting Compliance Requirements and Improving Efficiency

Some forthcoming emissions and safety regulations may require a stricter dust monitoring and reporting compared to previous standards. A shutdown could be an excellent opportunity to implement a plant-wide switch to triboelectric dust detection and monitoring. 

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4 Signs Your Current Dust Collection Monitoring System is Out of Date

Many plants contain a mix of modern, retrofitted and legacy systems, often combined together into one imperfect, but (hopefully) functional system. Many times, a plant’s dust collection can be among the oldest and most antiquated systems in a facility. While the case for large investments such as brand new collectors is often mentioned (but rarely possible), a smaller, but more realistic area for improvement is a plant’s dust monitoring system. Many facility managers rarely consider this an area where substantial returns can be gained for minimal investment of time and resources.

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Proper Baseline set up for Bag Leak Detection Systems (BLDS)

Is your triboelectric Bag Leak Detection System properly using a baseline to maximize your baghouse monitoring capabilities?

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How to locate Bag Leaks in your Baghouse and Reduce Downtime


Multi-compartment Baghouse Monitoring - By Compartment or Common Outlet?

In the early days of Triboelectric monitoring, one probe installed in the common outlet of your dust collector was all you needed to meet your monitoring requirements. Today that still holds true for many applications and industries, but does that really help you determine where the leak is? It’s very useful to know you have a leak, but if you have a large multi-compartment fabric filter dust collector what are the chances you know exactly which compartment is having an issue? There are better ways of finding a leak than trying to isolate compartments and shutting down the manufacturing process for hours and searching through every compartment till you find a filter with a hole in it.

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