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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Industrial Accessories Company will be exhibiting and sponsoring at Petroleum Connection’s 2019 Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. The conference will be held September 4-6 in San Antonio, TX at the spacious JW Marriott Hill Country Resort. 2019 will be IAC’s fourth year sponsoring at the largest frac sand conference in the nation and will be at Booths # 28, 29 & 30 during the conference hours on Thursday and Friday September 5th and 6th.
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.
In January of 2017, OSHA revised the industry regulations pertaining to fixed ladders and fall protection. Previously, OSHA standard 1910.27 covered fixed ladders, and it required cages on fixed ladders where the climb is over 20 feet (6.10 m) high. With the 2017 revision, fixed ladders were moved under OSHA’s standard 1910.28, which amends the rule on height so that fixed ladders will only be required to have fall protection if their height is greater than 24 feet (7.3 m) above a lower level.
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A pulse valve in a pulse jet system needs to fire with force and speed in order for the system to run as efficiently as possible. With a pulse valve, the air in the system is pressurized and contains a solenoid valve that releases the pressurization which in return releases the compressed air into the blow pipe.
The pulse valve has a connection to a solenoid which may be located in a solenoid box or the controller. The solenoid can also be an integral solenoid which means it is located directly on the pulse valve. It is likely that the pulse jet system is more efficient with an integral solenoid because you have a direct and close connection. When the solenoid opens it depressurizes the back side of the pulse valve and you get an immediate reaction.
If the solenoid is located in the control or box solenoid, which may be connected through copper or plastic tubing, this creates a problem when the solenoid opens especially if your solenoid is a long distance away. All of the pressurized air needs to be released so you do not have a solid pulse in your system. Instead of the pulse opening and closing quickly, you get the opposite effect of a pulse building up and then slowly dissipating.
The solution for this problem is to place the solenoid as close as possible to the pulse valve for your system to run in the most productive and efficient manner. Contact IAC today if your systems could benefit from an engineering inspection or seminar and visit our blog page for other Quick Tip and Tip of the Month videos from IAC’s Luis Castano.
The IAC Special Ops team was called to support an in-basin Frac Sand plant in order to evaluate and optimize a rotary dryer. The dryer was not tailored to the real world infeed conditions and therefore unable to support the production output targets.