Inspection doors are important for maintenance on long runs of horizonal ductwork, but there is one off-the-shelf, readily available, door design that can cause issues with your ventilation system’s airflow, reducing your capacity to meet production rates, and allows for material to build up, which in the worst and most expensive cases seen by Luis, causes ductwork to collapse, sometimes bringing down a section of a building.
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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.
In our newest Tip of the Month Video, IAC Engineer Luis Castano, explains that just like baghouses, the differential pressure on HEPA filters for toxic dust must be monitored. However, if your baghouse has a leak, by the time the HEPA filter monitor indicates a high differential pressure, the HEPA filter’s performance has already been compromised, potentially causing a very expensive problem. Watch the full video below to find out how to detect a leak and prevent this problem.
IAC was awarded a turnkey EPC contract for the supply and construction of the independent Reverse Air Baghouse Systems for two direct-current electric arc furnaces (DC-EAF) having a capacity of 210 short tons (190 tons) each and two twin ladle furnaces (LF). Melt-shop Ventilation will include Canopy Exhaust above the EAF(s) and building ventilation. Total Air Volume of 3,300,000 acfm. IAC is building the EAF Dust Handling from the RAFFs to the Rail Car Load-out Silo.
IAC’s Blue Crew Field Service Team Completes 16,800 Pleated Filter Bag Change-out Early & Without Downtime
Recently, IAC’s Nationwide Blue Crew Field Service Team was contracted to complete a filter bag change-out at a Power Generation Station in Nebraska. The job consisted of removing and replacing 16,800 pleated filter elements, changing 1 compartment at a time, while the baghouse was on-line and running, within an 8 week timeframe. The IAC Crew successfully completed the job 2 weeks early – right at the 6-week mark.
Reliable material handling is vital in process related industries to achieve efficiency optimization, material uniformity, and debottlenecking. These goals can be upset by poor solids flow. Resins, pellets, grains, powders, wood dust, and many other fine materials are all susceptible to poor flow. Flow problems can occur throughout the plant and seem to always be found in Food & Diary Spray Drying, Air Pollution Control Equipment, and Material Handling Process Equipment.
Recently the corporate training manager at a large international building materials company reached out to IAC wanting technical training on baghouses, dust collectors, and other process equipment for their cement products division’s maintenance and operation teams.
IAC’s unique combination of engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and commissioning expertise ensures our customers in all types of industries that IAC is their trusted source for design, installation, and optimization of industrial drying systems. IAC also provides service after the sale with maintenance and optimization crews available through our Special OPS teams, and spare parts ordering and inventory recommendations through our in-house sales team.
In our newest Tip of the Month Video, IAC Engineer Luis Castano addresses the importance of monitoring the differential pressure on the HEPA Filters, the secondary filtration system. Excessive dust build-up on the HEPA Filters can be a warning of potential problems with the Baghouse. Watch the video to learn about what to look out for and watch more IAC Videos at on YouTube Page.