Triboelectric technology has proved the most reliable and cost effective method of monitoring and recording particulate matter emissions. In addition, in some applications it provides the only practical option for accurately monitoring PM 2.5 emissions. For this reason, triboelectric detection technology has earned the recommendation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the only recommended particulate matter emissions monitoring technology for many of its standards.
Triboelectric emissions monitoring devices can be placed on any emissions source or air pollution control device. Most commonly they are used to monitor fabric dust collector (i.e. baghouse) emissions. As a widely used pollution control device, dust collectors are found in nearly every industry, from foundries to power generation to boilers to wood to cement and more. While an incredible versatile and adaptable piece of equipment, dust collectors need constant monitoring to ensure high collection efficiency. As soon as one or more filters begin leaking the entire system’s collection efficiency drops drastically.
For this reason, triboelectric systems can play a key role in helping dust collector operators quickly detect when individual filters suffer leaks as well as when entire sets of filters reach the end of their service life and begin leaking. This fact, coupled with Auburn’s capability of predicting baghouse failure has made Auburn the premier supplier of dust monitoring equipment to users of this air pollution control equipment.
Auburn’s suite of triboelectric products (TRIBO series) provide the following emissions related benefits to dust collector operators:
• Create early-warning leak detection systems and avert major disasters in operations that use dust collector filter bags
• Monitor, record, and track particle emissions for regulatory compliance
• Optimize the dust collector maintenance schedule and production process
Although many industries are not mandated to do monitoring, they do face fines when a problem occurs. Having a reliable inexpensive method to monitor and verify emissions, makes good sense. If one fine is averted – then it pays for itself 4 times over.