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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What is an air material separator under NFPA 654?

 Air material separators - critical for dust collection and recirculation

Despite the well know dangers associated with combustible dust hazards there exist few specific OSHA/MSHA regulations covering them outside of a handful of specific industries (e.g. grain elevators) on a national level. Rather, local jurisdictions normally base their regulations on the guidelines found in the National Fire Protection Agency standards that outline best practice for eliminating or controlling these hazards.

The most widely used NFPA standard for combustible dust is NFPA 654 - Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids.  This standard contains guidance that is applicable to most combustible dusts in general industry and is attracting new attention based on updates to the regulations around recirculating air from dust collectors and combustible dust monitoring.

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4 Ways You Can Cut Your Dust Collector Maintenance Budget This Year

Doing More With Less

Its rare for baghouse maintenance budgets to see any kind of increase each year. Usually, maintenance planners, managers and technicians must do more with even less each year. With this in mind we've pulled together a list of steps your plant might explore to reduce dust collector maintenance costs. Most require a minimal capital investment but quickly provide returns in the form of less man hours, lower operating costs and increased reliability - in other words not just lower costs, but delivering big, measurable operational benefits. 

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Triboelectric Monitoring Systems and the Cement Industry

Cement is a building block industry of global progress.  Roads, buildings, bridges, factories, stadiums, airports and more - everywhere we go, and everything we do is built on cement.  And because it’s everywhere many take it for granted….but not all of us

In fact, we’re focused on the cement industry and Auburn’s triboelectric detection devices are used for many different functions in cement plants around the world.

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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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What's the best BLDS for baghouse monitoring and dust collection diagnostics

Making a careful regulatory investment

When the need arises to invest in a bag leak detection system for dust collection system(s), many plants face a myriad of options. But what should plants look for in a bag leak detection system? How do the various options compare? How should you decide what's the best BLDS for your requirements?

3 key features are critical to efficient long-term BLDS operations.

  1. Early warning & predictive levels of sensitivity
  2. Monitor data real time to identify trends
  3. Total cost including capital, installation, maintenance, down time and life span

Before making any purchase, consider these points and see whether or not your preferred BLDS measures up. 

Sensitive Enough to Detect Minor Leaks Quickly

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It's Not Your Father's Broken Bag Detector

While there’s a good chance you don’t keep up-to-date with triboelectric broken bag detector news, in recent years, technological innovations have completely changed how accurate and reliable these detectors can be. Evolving with the times, today’s broken bag detectors have technical capabilities far beyond past models; older models that sometimes left a sour taste in the mouths of engineers and facility managers alike.

n this blog, we’ll take a look into some of the  modern innovations for broken bag detectors, and detail how they help engineers worldwide in their day-to-day applications.

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How can continuous parametric monitoring software help me log and report environmental data?

For many environmental engineers working with dust collection equipment can be a challenge. While many other industries seem to have moved forward with advancing technology, dust collectors often seem to be stuck in the past with regards to recording and reporting of particulate monitoring data. Manually collecting data sets from various monitoring sources can take much effort and even more work is required to compile them into one unified report.

How can environmental engineers improve the current process of collecting and disseminating emissions data at their facility? Continuous parametric monitoring software (CPMS) can make a big difference.

Ineffective Data Collection Equals Tedious and Time Wasteful Reporting

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Triboelectric vs. Optical Bag Leak Detectors - Finding Leaks in Minutes Instead of Days

When dust collector filters begin leaking operators must act quickly to remedy the problem. Even just one leaking baghouse filter can be enough for an entire system to exceed its emissions limits for PM 2.5. Additionally, the longer leaking filters remain in use the worse the leak becomes, potentially creating large amounts of dust accumulations in the collector and areas near the exhaust. 

For this reason, many facilities have decided to supplement traditional optical detection with a triboelectric bag leak detection system into their process. Additionally, many industries now fall under MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) standards from the EPA. Many of these MACT standards include provisions requiring the use of bag leak detection systems for all dust collectors used in certain applications.  

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Broken Bag Detectors, Particulate Flow Monitors for the the Food Industry

Where can I use Bag Leak Detectors in my Food Manufacturing Plant?

Particulate monitoring is critical in all food processing plants where dust and particulate matter are problematic. Many food dusts are combustible and those operations generating or handling food dusts can require special efforts to minimize dust emissions in these areas. There are often issues with breakage or build up that require early detection to flow/no flow monitoring, or velocity issues that need to be appropriately monitored. In addition, filter failures or baghouse leaks may require costly shutdowns and result in product loss that can be avoided with proper monitoring using bag leak detectors. Recent initiatives by OSHA and the NFPA have brought an increased concern over dust collection methods and monitoring for the Food Industry.

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