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Thermal Processing Solutions and industrial drying for biomass processing

IAC offers complete thermal processing solutions for biomass processing, and biomass energy production.  We design and fabricate rotary dryers, calciners, dust collection baghouses, cyclones, pollution control equipment, dry bulk storage systems, transload systems, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems.  In addition to our OEM equipment and engineered systems expertise, we are a full service industrial EPC contracting company. 

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Pneumatic Conveying Systems: Designing the Feed and Discharge for Maximum Production Rates

When discussing pneumatic conveying systems, handling the "ends of the line," both the feed end (where material enters the system) and the discharge end (where material exits the system), is essential for efficiency, reliability, and maintaining product quality. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to approach both ends, focusing on the initial feeding of material into the line and the effective removal of solids from the conveying gas at the discharge end.

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Introduction to Acoustic Cleaning with Sonic Horns

Sonic Horn Acoustic Cleaning History

The use of sound vibrations produced by sonic horns, as a means of fluidizing unwanted dust and agglomerated particulate in industrial process equipment, has been a well accepted practice for years. Sonic horns have been used to clean filter bags in baghouses in the carbon black and cement industries since the 1950s. These early sonic horns proved that acoustic energy could improve filter bag cleaning in conjunction with the primary reverse-air cleaning however their benefit was not fully realized throughout the industry as they are today.

Sonic horns began their present popularity in the 1980’s after the utility industry started using sonic horns to help reduce baghouse pressure drop, which was limiting plant generating capacity. Sonic horns became extremely cost effective in improving bag cleaning, thus increasing the power plants megawatt generating capacity.

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Wireless IoT Devices for Smart Plant Management

Today we’re talking about IoT devices - specifically wireless devices. This is a request that seems to be increasing a lot from our customers. You have a lot of measurables at your plant, signals, digital and analog that you can make a difference in how well your plant is working. There are new, low cost ways to measure this kind of information, and it's with wireless IoT enabled devices.

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Virtual Reliability Manager: How to Become a SMART Cement Plant

Cloud-based IoT control systems remotely monitor not only dust collector conditions, but universally monitor emissions, airflow, vibration, humidity, high temperature or any other data set, from anywhere on most any equipment around the globe. This increases the use of predictive maintenance.

Joe Haney, Product Manager for Fine Filtration and IAC's SMART Plant Remote Monitoring Technology, gave a presentation at the 2023 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference on the topic of utilizing IoT technology to connect cement plant processing systems to monitoring software which allows cement plant personnel to remotely monitor machine operations, thus saving valuable maintenance time and reducing the potential for unexpected down time. 

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