IAC Articles, Events, and News

Vacuum Transfer Systems for Silica Sand Waste Dust & Fines Removal

IAC’s newest innovation provides a labor saving and environmentally safe solution to capture, convey and remove waste dust and fines from collection points within your plant. Our Vacuum Transfer Systems pneumatically convey the waste dust and transfer them to a dedicated waste silo or other accumulation point with an automated truck loadout system for removal from the plant. These systems are designed to convey the waste material with 100% safety factor in design to rapidly deal with surges and unwanted slugs of material.

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IAC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mitigation Plan: Ensuring Safety and Operability Within our Company and To Our Customers

Mission, KS – March, 2020 – As you continue to support your operations and look to IAC to provide products, services, engineering and EPC solutions to your company, we anticipate that you may have questions about IAC’s efforts to manage potential disruptions from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Every day, we closely monitor developments and reports from local, national and international health agencies, and we are taking actions to comply with their directives which are based on facts and medical science. IAC has in place a very diverse supply network throughout the United States to ensure a geographically dispersed network of fabrication shops, warehouses, engineering resources and field personnel. This diverse supply network ensures that IAC can safely supply your company with equipment and services from areas less impacted during this important time.

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Hemp Tip of the Month- Feeding the Hemp Dryer

As an experienced leader in the Hemp Processing Industry, IAC’s President, Bob Carter, explains the importance of feeding the hemp once it is processed to the dryer after extraction. After commissioning several different hemp drying facilities, IAC realized that a main difficulty in this process is getting a consistent size feed through the dryer, whether you are using a rotary drum dryer, fluidized bed dryer or a box air dryer. Watch our complete Tip of the Month Video below about how the chop size of the material is key in preventing issues within your feed systems and disrupting the drying process.

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The IAC Filter Newsletter- December 2019

Read IAC’s latest news in the Filter Newsletter as the 2019 year comes to a close. Featured stories include IAC’s success this fall in a new industry, the opening of a new IAC office in the Permian Basin, IAC’s Winter Weatherization Services and a summary of the many successful events and tradeshows the IAC staff attended and exhibited at in the 2019 year in multiple industries. On behalf of the team at IAC, thank you to all our customers and staff for making the 2019 year so great. Let’s make 2020 even better!

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The Importance of Baghouse Insulation

Insulation is an important aspect of many systems, but it is vitally important for high temperature systems in winter months due to the temperature difference in and outside of the process system. If your process involves dryers, kilns or mills, proper insulation is something to monitor so that your operation can run smoothly.

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Partnering Provides Hemp Processing Solutions From Seed-to-Sale for Small Farmers and Large Co-op Facilities

Mission, KS – In early September 2019, IAC was contracted to design, construct, commission and operate two (2-8TPH) hemp drying and bagging facilities. IAC completed both projects, in parallel, with an expedited design, procurement, construction and commissioning activity that only allowed a 6-week project completion window, due to crops needing harvest.

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Tip of the Month – The Meaning of Air-to-Cloth Ratio in Baghouse Design

IAC Applications Engineering Manager Luis Castano is back with another Tip of the Month for baghouse design.  In this month’s tip, Luis explains the meaning of air-to-cloth ratio in optimized  baghouse design, and its relation to both air velocity going through the filters, and interstitial air velocity going between the bags.  All three parameters are important to consider in order to have your baghouse operating at peak efficiency.

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