Three Data Collection Tips to Simplify Your Air Permit Reporting

Whether quarterly, semi-annually or yearly, air permit reporting requires a great deal of resources to do properly. Even as monitoring and reporting technology has advanced in recent years many facilities continue to use outdated methods that only add to this burden.

We want to make your job simpler - so here are three tips on how most plants can achieve significant savings in time and resources by tweaking their approach to air permit reporting. 

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4 Signs Your Current Dust Collection Monitoring System is Out of Date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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Triboelectric Dust Detection Vs Opacity Meters - Big Difference?

Regulating authorities require nearly all industrial facilities to measure dust particulate emissions in some fashion. For decades, opacity meters were the standard required by the EPA and under many State and Local air permits.

However, in recent years, triboelectric particulate monitors have been promoted by some as superior to opacity meters, and have begun replacing opacity meters in many installations across a variety of industries. What is the difference between the two? And why should facilities consider switching to triboelectric monitoring devices for their dust/particulate monitoring?

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Cement Dust Collection Systems - for emission and process control

Are you maximizing your value of your Cement Dust Collection Systems using Bag Leak Detection Systems to monitor both emission and process control applications?

Whether you are working directly with Cement Dust Collection Systems or in other industries where similar monitoring capabilities apply, we would like to outline solutions used by a Major Cement company in the US using triboelectric dust monitors in a few different ways successfully….

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Better Dust Detection - Stop observing & start preventing dust events

Are you utilizing your Bag Leak Detection System proactively and efficiently?

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Quick Tips for Simplifying Periodic MACT & Compliance Reports

It's a fact of life - if you run a manufacturing facility you have to comply with all relevant air quality regulations.  Whether you're subject to MACT, or another set of regs, it can be a burden on internal resources; but it doesn't need to be. With the right technologies and equipment, accurate air permit reporting can not only be simplified, but be streamlined to create substantial savings.

At the core of innovative approaches to simplifying MACT reporting are triboelectric dust collection monitors, integrated and networked with software tools. Of course triboelectric probes for particulate flow monitoring can capture any irregularities in emissions levels, but with unified signal spectrum (AC & DC together) they also can accurately log routine data often through a networked infrastructure which consolidates logging and reporting.

Automate Air Permit Reporting On All Levels

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The Best Way to Centralize Industrial Dust Collector Reporting

Networking your triboelectric bag leak detection systems from each industrial dust collector is one of the best ways (if not the best way) to centralize your compliance reporting.

When your dust collection tasks, events and reports are made through one unified system, you can see a boost in facility efficiency and a reduction in annual expense. These systems cut back on the unnecessary expenditures and material loss that come with older systems and arbitrary baghouse maintenance schedules.

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Secret to Simplifying Dust Collection Systems Monitoring & Reporting

Everyone's trying to cut costs.  That's business.  But it's very infrequent to find a company evaluating their dust collection systems reporting as an area of potential savings.  For most, compliance is compliance, and they never stop to think that it's a place where they could move the cost needle.

This view, however, doesn’t capture the full scope of what dust collection systems are capable of, and can wind up costing facility managers and engineers thousands every year in unnecessary maintenance costs.

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How Software and Networking Can Help You Streamline MACT Reporting

Changes in air quality control and emissions reporting standards have lead to larger environmental compliance burdens for countless industries; from cement and steel production to pharmaceuticals and chemicals, today’s regulations require more advanced and efficient reporting systems.

Triboelectric dust collection monitoring instruments help engineers and manufacturers meet compliance standards but reporting remains time consuming.  MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) and similar regulations from the EPA and local state governments require a robust set of tools to reduce the labor involved in regular reporting.

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10 Reasons to Update Your Dust Monitoring Technology

Having an up-to-date, effective dust collection monitoring system isn’t just bureaucratic anymore; it’s something that can contribute directly to your bottom line, and help assure preemptive compliance with strict environmental standards rather than frantic response.

Basically, by keeping an out of date monitoring system in place, you're eliminating the possibility of savings down the line, and missing out on the great benefits a state-of-the-art triboelectric bag leak detecton system can bring. Here, we’ve outlined ten compelling reasons to consider upgrading aging systems to newer, more efficient and capable solutions.

1.) Air Permit Reporting Capabilities

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