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  • Maintenance Checklist for a Better Baghouse

    Once you have a dust collection system installed, you want to make sure that it's running at optimal efficiency. For improved performance and reliability, you need routine inspections and timely repair of equipment. Creating a baghouse maintenance program will keep performance high and health risks low.  This checklist covers all aspects of maintenance including pressure drop, emissions, exhaust, and more. With a comprehensive program, you can help extend your baghouse performance and life.

  • Dangerous Dusts in Manufacturing: Knowing the Facts Helps Protect Your People and Facilities

    Many dusts can be dangerous when they are produced in a manufacturing or processing setting. When allowed to accumulate in the air or on surfaces, they can quickly cause various hazards. This white paper briefly discusses a variety of dangerous dusts including combustible, silica, hex chrome, beryllium, mining, and metalworking dusts.   Camfil APC https://www.camfil.com/en  https://www.camfil.com/en/privacy-policy

  • Air Leakage and the Efficient Use of Rotary Airlocks

    In many pneumatic conveying systems, a rotary valve or rotary airlock is used to feed the dry bulk material from one system to another. The other function of a rotary airlock is to help prevent the transfer of air from the system below the valve into the system above or vice versa. This cannot always be accomplished. Air leakage is a consistent issue when dealing with rotary valves in a pneumatic conveying system. It does not matter if the system is positive pressure or a negative pressure system (vacuum). This article will explain the root cause of air leakage, the effects of air leakage in each type of system, and options to reduce air leakage across the rotary valve.

  • Benefits of Reduced Test Frequency of Your Metal Detector

    Performance monitoring of metal detection equipment is essential to ensure it continues to work as it should. However, this often involves stopping production or wasting good product – both of which can have a negative impact on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Now there is now a way to reduce the frequency of testing by up to 83%. You will learn how you can reduce the frequency of metal detector testing without increasing your risk. Download this whitepaper and learn how you can reduce the frequency of metal detector testing without increasing your risk.         Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection https://www.mt.com/us/en/home.html https://www.mt.com/us/en/home/site_content/legal/privacy_policy.html

  • Moisture Measurement & Control Yields Immediate Results: Consistent Product Quality from Lab to Line.

    What is worse than wasted effort? Economical losses and decreased productivity. Moisture measurement is a crucial aspect in manufacturing from the initial process to the end-product stage. Product quality and consistency are forefront with MoistTech in the development of the IR3000 sensor to accurately provide moisture and coating measurements throughout the process, yielding a consistent product quality from lab to line that immediately reduces down-time, wasted energy and product loss.  

  • A Quick Look at Pneumatic Convey Systems Basics

    A pneumatic conveying system transfers powders, granules, and other dry bulk materials through an enclosed horizontal or vertical conveying line. The motive force for this transfer comes from a combination of pressure differential and the flow of air (or another gas) supplied by an air mover, such as a blower or fan. By controlling the pressure or vacuum and the airflow inside the conveying line, the system can successfully convey materials.

  • Reducing the cost of operating DSI systems using Sorb-Tec™ Lance-Less Injection Technology

    Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) systems have been widely applied to meet environmental legislation for SO2, SO3, HCl and Hg pollutants by injecting a variety of dry sorbents into the post-combustion flue gas duct.

  • Smart Air Assists

    REDUCE DEGRADATION AND DOWNTIME BY IMPROVING THE CONTROL OF YOUR CONVEY LINE VELOCITIES By adding smart sensors to our standard air boosting technology (Air Assist), we can provide our clients the ability to have full control to adjust air volume and pressure at every injection point. Quite simply, with a simple and cost-effective retrofit to your existing process, you can handle multiple products, with less product degradation, with less downtime, and with less maintenance. What’s more, you will have the ability to capture additional process data as you look to fine tune your system reliability.

  • Selecting the right drying system for agglomerating bulk solids: How to evaluate for optimal cost and performance

    Description: Learn more about factors for selecting optimal direct- and indirect-drying systems for particle agglomeration include heat transfer requirements and temperature sensitivity of material. In addition, the physical properties of the finished product often drive the choice of agglomeration and dryer technology.

  • Pneumatic Conveying and Respirable Crystalline Silica