Every day we have new applications thrown at us. Some are standard and some are really intriguing efforts to apply triboelectric monitoring in new ways to new problems.
Over time we see some similarities, but it's always clear from discussion that every company, facility and application is unique.
There are some commonalities between industries - and we work with as many as you can imagine.
Some of our more common industries are:
Agriculture - Aluminum - Asphalt - Automotive - Battery - Carbon Black - Cement - Chemical - Food - Foundry - Furniture - Glass - Hazardous - Incineration - Metals - Mineral - Nutraceutical - Paper - Pharmaceutical - Power/Utility - Steel - Tires/Rubber - Tobacco - Wood
If you make, process or work with bulk products, we can help you do it more efficiently!
Emissions, allergen containment, ambient dust monitoring, pneumatic conveying process control and damage/loss reduction are common applications for triboelectric instruments in human and pet food manufacturing facilities.
Instruments are used to monitor baghouse performance, observe fugitive dust concentrations, and to measure particle velocity in pneumatic conveyors. This helps to optimize the flow of product and to prevent breakage and loss, as well as to prevent unplanned shutdowns.
Common pharma applications for triboelectric include monitoring baghouse performance for both emissions compliance and product capture.
Additionally bulk transport and blending of powders benefits from accurate monitoring of particle velocity to ensure that critical formulation requirements are proactively managed throughout the process.
The chemical industry is often a target of regulators and activists. Auburn's first triboelectric application followed from the excursion of white paint pigment from a Midwest factory which required repainting employee and neighbor vehicles!
Traditional baghouse and stack monitoring of the industrial dust collection system is supplemented with sophisticated process control instrumentation to measure flows and particle velocities during processing.
Dust collection in the cement manufacturing process is a classic, challenging application - and monitoring relative performance helps to keep the collection system operating at peak efficiency at lowest cost. Fugitive or ambient dust monitoring is a constant challenge as well - even during filling and packaging.
Process applications include observing product flow at a reject air slide and monitoring pulverized coal injection rates to ensure quality through consistent kiln temperatures.
Emissions monitoring is a critical function for plastics manufacturing facilities. Auburn's triboelectric instruments manage that with ease.
A bigger challenge for many plastics manufacturers is optimizing extensive pneumatic conveying systems. Often calculated gas/air velocities are imprecise proxies for actualparticle velocity - and the difference leads to excess system heat, smearing and product damage, blockages and incorrect blending. Triboelectric particle velocity detection offers a non-intrusive way to manage the conveying as proactively as other steps of the process.
Triboelectric particle monitoring found its earliest industrial emissions applications in heavy industry. Its accuracy and durability is perfectly suited to the demands of steel mill and foundry environments and is often called out as a solution to NESHAP compliance requirements.
Auburn works with a number of baghouse OEMs to provide the right controls instrumentation to optimize operation, decrease downtime and maintenance costs and simplify the OEM's system support.
With a well designed industrial dust collection system, the last think you want is hassles with continuous monitoring that you didn'dt even build!