The Savings Opportunities Hidden in Emissions Compliance Reporting

Posted by Nicholas Connell on May 9, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Compliance is more than just a bottom-line requirement.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.

Engineers who make the most of innovative, efficient new technologies in their emissions compliance reporting processes see not only immediate improvements in their compliance tasks, such as EPA and MACT reporting, but also find that these systems can have a return on their own investment costs in a mere matter of months.

In this blog, we’ll show you how dust collection monitoring systems can save you thousands every year, and how there’s more to these solutions than bottom-line compliance requirements.

Efficient Maintenance and Simplified Reporting

When integrated with dust collection systems, triboelectric monitors typically serve to fulfill emissions control and compliance functions. However, these advanced solutions also deliver huge savings potential in material costs and labor. By automating the compliance reporting process, bag leak detection systems eliminate the need for time-consuming, frivolous labor, and completely change how engineers handle filter bag replacements within their dust collectors.

With today’s innovative monitoring systems installed, users in any industry can capture performance data for their collectors in real-time, and perform necessary replacements on an as-needed basis, as opposed to the scheduled, seasonal or manufacturer-set replacement dates that collectors otherwise require.

This leads to an optimization of bag filter lifespans, assuring that individual filters are only replaced when they need to be. This is a huge advantage over traditional dust collector systems; often, the arbitrary replacement dates are in place as long as 1 to 2 years before replacement actually becomes necessary. In other words, it’s a huge waste of materials and labor hours.

With triboelectric monitoring systems, capable of detecting particulates across both the AC and DC signal spectrums, users can detect at-risk bag units, and replace them as-needed, generating thousands in savings (on average) in under one year.

These savings are how modern monitoring units essentially pay off their own investment costs, making them especially lucrative options for engineers and company decision-makers seeking to cut back on spending and optimizing their current systems.

Additionally, when equipped with simplified, automated reporting software, these solutions take the menial data logging and event compilation tasks of reporting and completely do away with them, instead completing these operations instantaneously through a facility-wide network.

By unifying monitoring hardware across your facility through one committed software system, your reporting becomes an automatic process. You’ll never need to manually enter air quality control information into emissions databases again, or spend hours monitoring output information among various systems.

By radically simplifying reporting operations throughout your facility, many of the compliance woes that may have historically concerned your company will be a thing of the past… as will air quality fines, corrective actions and improvement costs associated with poor emissions control results.

A Preventative Approach to Compliance

As these monitoring systems facilitate preemptive action over after-the-fact corrective action, engineers can avoid many of the costly implications of detection systems failures and insufficient compliance testing results.

This is largely due to the combined applications of monitoring hardware and software, which are capable of performing reporting tasks and event risk alerts before any major catastrophic failure events can occur. A direct result of improved reporting efficiency, compliance risk prevention helps the engineers of countless industries see huge savings potential in other areas of their operation.

With today’s advanced reporting tools installed, users can receive alerts of suffering compliance areas before they turn into air quality disasters; this as-needed ability allows for the most efficient system maintenance possible, bringing savings to engineers across the board in their dust collection monitoring applications.

For these reasons, engineers see the best results when treating their compliance like a business decision with real-world, immediate implications on their company (because that’s what it is!), as opposed to the bottom-line weight decision-makers we see in many industries.

The benefits of optimized compliance reach farther than environmental responsibility. There are real, measurable savings that dust collection monitoring tools can bring in both the short- and long-term to your facility; your company just has to take the initiative to pursue them.

For more information regarding efficient air quality compliance systems, or to learn more about how these monitoring tools can help you generate thousands of dollars in savings in just months’ time, contact us today.

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Topics: Air Quality, Bag Leak Detection, Environmental Monitoring