Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Mining for IAC, spoke at the North American Frac Sand Exhibition and Conference, which took place in Houston, TX on July 7 and 8. Carter took to the stage to discuss some of the main differences of wet sand versus dry sand, as well as the efficiencies and inefficiencies of both.
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EPC, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction, Contracts are quickly becoming one of the most appealing project delivery methods for larger industrial construction projects. Companies often use EPC contractors since these contractors can build an entire facility or plant without requiring the purchasing company to hire additional third parties. Once the project is complete, the contractor turns the site over to the purchasing company; this is also referred to as turnkey construction.
The Silo Management System (SMS) from IAC’s Smart Plant™ product and services line gives you more traceability through your overall process. Sensors monitor information such as product levels, cycling, and pressures, keeping employees informed of current conditions and any indications of possible issues that may arise.
There are several different types of project delivery methods. Choosing the best method for your project is not always the easiest decision. The five main types are the following:
Through growth of their business, a Midwestern USA handcrafter of custom cabinets and home fixtures needed to upgrade their woodworking dust collection system. After consideration of how their current dust collection system was handling the low moisture, mildly abrasive sawdust particulate, and expectations for future growth, it was determined that the best course of action was to modify their baghouse dust collector with a high-pressure filter receiver.
IAC Systems Engineer Luis Castano is back again with this month's Tip of the Month Video about the importance of keeping your baghouse or dust collector system's discharge hopper free of grain load (fallen materials). Proper airflow is very important to keeping your baghouse or dust collector system operating efficiently. When fallen material builds up in the hopper, air velocity is effected, and the performance of the baghouse is reduced. Using the appropriate discharge device, and placing it on a timer, will keep the hopper empty, allowing your baghouse running reliably.
Read IAC’s latest news in the Filter Newsletter. Featured stories include IAC's Permian Basin Office Now Open, our growing Baghouse Maintenance Field Service Teams, Supply Chain Issues Around the Globe, the return of in-person tradeshows and conferences in 2021, and more! IAC looks forward to safely re-connecting with our customers in person in 2021 and thanks our customers for their continued support.
The dust collection industry does not experience technological advancements with great regularity. The techniques and equipment have remained much the same as they were years or even decades ago. However, technology does not slow down for us personally or in many areas of manufacturing. We are often left with no choice but to adapt or become left behind.
Since 1987, IAC has been a fast-track, high-technology OEM designer and fabricator of baghouses, dust collection equipment, pneumatic conveying, dry bulk material handling and storage systems, and structural steel detailing and ductwork. Over the years our OEM product lines expanded to include gas stream conditioning systems, industrial rotary dryers, heat exchangers, electrostatic precipitators, gas turbine inlet filters, and other specialty process equipment. IAC has produced thousands of engineered systems for a wide variety of clients and industries. We are a full-service OEM with complete EPC capabilities, supporting customers both before and after their equipment purchase with engineering design services, field service maintenance and troubleshooting, personnel training, diagnostic analysis of dust collection systems and process equipment, and specialty industrial installation and construction services.