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.
Many of IAC’s customers work with dangerous and hazardous materials. When creating solutions for handling harmful materials, IAC works quickly to help these organizations create safer processes for their employees and production. IAC did this recently by taking a few fast measurements and rapidly creating a custom component to eliminate the spread of a harmful powder in an ingredient facility, which took numbers from three and a half times the exposure limitation to less than 10% of the threshold.
Naturally occurring pozzolans have been used in cement for thousands of years. In modern times, much of these natural materials were replaced with fly ash, which is a byproduct of burning coal for electric power generation. However, with more and more coal plants being shut down, the availability of fly ash is decreasing. This is creating a new demand for the old material, leading to the construction of new mining and processing facilities. With years of experience in mining and processing natural materials, such as frac sand, IAC is prepared to assist with the supply and installation of new natural pozzolan facilities.
Read IAC’s latest news in the final Filter Newsletter for 2020. Featured stories include utilizing virtual resources amid COVID-19 to continue serving customers, IAC awarded (2) Turnkey Projects for Steel Producer in Sinton, TX, and more. This year has been one of new challenges, increased flexibility, and innovation for businesses around the globe. As 2020 ends, IAC is looking forward to starting the new year but also celebrates the successes that took place during this challenging year. On behalf of the team at IAC, we appreciate your support and look forward to serving our customers in 2021.
In this month’s IAC Tip of the Month Video, Process Engineer Luis Castano offers an elegant and simple solution of how to modernize older reverse air and shaker style baghouses within the housing, and convert them to more reliable and easier to service pulse jet systems. Conversion can be done at a lower cost than replacing the baghouse, and will achieve required capacity, making the investment an excellent option for many operations.