Baghouse dust collector maintenance is essential in order to protect the health and safety of people in the surrounding environment, and to ensure the process equipment and machinery in an industrial plant runs properly and efficiently. In other words, if your baghouse dust collectors and ventilation systems aren’t operating at peak performance levels, it will be difficult for the equipment in your plant to meet production rates! By regularly cleaning and inspecting the baghouse, potential issues can be identified and addressed before they become more serious.
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On June 8, 2022 MSHA announced an increase in enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust standard at mining sites and other facilities involved in processing, cutting, drilling, and grinding rock and stone. This includes the manufacturing of Cement, Artificial Stone, Glass, Steel, Brick, Ceramics, and Industrial Sands (including Frac Sand).
When IAC’s Vice President of Engineering, Tristan Trupka, was a guest on the 174th episode of the “Dust Safety Science” Podcast, there was some discussion that IAC’s Joe Haney may also be invited to the show. As hoped, Joe joined host Dr. Chris Cloney (PEng.) for the show’s 180th episode. If you missed Tristan’s episode you can read a summary or link to that installment here.
Where is the HEPA filter in your industrial baghouse ventilation system located? Before or after the fan?
In this Tip of the Month Video, IAC Process Engineer Luis Castano explains how, as filtered air leaves the baghouse, proper HEPA filter placement is critical to optimal performance of downstream processing systems and prevention of possible contaminated air leaks.
IAC offers permanent solutions to reduce Sox, SO2 and SO3, and HCI from boiler flue gasses with our Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) Solutions. With the largest rentable mobile testing fleet, IAC offers the most cost effective way to maintain compliance with our low maintenance proven technology. This is a highly efficient equipment package from a cost and “footprint” standpoint.
Working with various industries over the last couple years, IAC has been successful in creating and implementing Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Mitigation action plans to help reduce silica dust exposure in work environments and surrounding areas to comply with new silica regulations. Recently, IAC’s RCS Mitigation Plan proved to be successful for a brick manufacturing facility. Working closely with the customer, IAC completed post plan and installation testing. Upon following up, IAC and the customer found that the plant’s silica exposure levels are now well below the action level.
The cement production industry is one of the world's leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 8% of global CO2 emissions. Among the pollutants produced during the cement manufacturing process are Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), which cause smog, acid rain, and contribute to the formation of fine particulates. In addressing this challenge, Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) technology has emerged as a key solution to significantly reduce NOx emissions, thus promoting cleaner production in the cement industry.