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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IAC is a sponsor at this year's 27th Annual Bill Mounkes Charity Golf Tournament on July 30 at Sunflower Hills Golf Course in Bonner Springs, KS. Father and daughter IAC employees, Russ Maloney and Morgan Maloney, have close ties to the cause, which has raised over $224,000 for Children’s Mercy over the last 12 years. Russ Maloney, IAC Field Service Manager, has been a golf player in the tournament since it began and is on the Board Member Planning Committee alongside his wife Jill Maloney. IAC has been a sponsor of the tournament since Russ started at the company years ago.
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.
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:
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.
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.