Triboelectric monitoring systems detect problems before they become serious. Data from triboelectric systems enables maintenance planners to accurately predict future conditions and plan maintenance accordingly.
Other monitoring systems are more reactive than proactive. Visual observations only can detect spikes in emissions after a problem has occurred. Differential pressure is not always a reliable indicator of an oncoming emissions spike due to early or end of life filter failure. And opacity meters are not sensitive enough to detect filter leaks until long after they have become reportable events. In contrast, TRIBO.dsp series can detect emissions down to 0.000002 g/dscf (0.005 mg/m3).
Dust collector leaks can happen at any time! How quickly these are located and fixed means the difference between a minor inconvenience or a reportable event or worse! With traditional monitoring methods, filter leaks were essential undetectable until they had grown so severe they caused visible emissions plumes from the stack. By this point, the excursion will surely have violated the plant’s air permit and become a reportable event.
Triboelectric bag leak detectors can find leaks within minutes of them forming. This provides technicians sufficient notice to take corrective action at the next opportune moment without fear of a major emissions excursion.
Costs for dust collector filters can comprise a large portion of a facility’s maintenance budget. Any way to extend the usable life of these consumable items means a direct reduction in operating costs. On the other hand, trying to push filters to their limits without accurate monitoring data often results sudden (often catastrophic) failure. Then the rush is on to get quotes for new filters (often at a premium for no bid procurement and rush shipping). Worst of all, unexpected shutdowns can bring entire plants to a standstill while filters are ordered, delivered, and installed.
With TRIBO.dsp system plants can view trending emissions data and use this to predict when filters will reach the end of their service life. In fact, many plants find they can estimate the end of service life by as much as 6 months in advance! This gives then plenty of time to procure filters, schedule outages and adjust production while avoiding air permit violations, production bottlenecks or other problems associated with filter failure.
Additionally, the accuracy of TRIBO data means plants can safely extend filter use as close to the maximum life as possible without worrying about sudden failure. This means more time between changeouts, lowering filter costs, changeout labor and downtime.
For many, planning dust collector maintenance relies heavily on “guesswork” rather than concrete data. Incorporating a triboelectric particulate monitoring system from Auburn Systems will provide your facility with the tools it needs to effectively manage its dust collection systems. Let Auburn show you how your facility can benefit from the use of triboelectric detection systems today!