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Fuel Flow Maintenance: Tips for Success

Fuel Flow Maintenance: Tips for Success

Everyone knows that scheduled maintenance is an essential part of running a plant. It offers a chance to upgrade, retrofit, or replace equipment that isn’t running efficiently, and it’s also a time to make assessments about compliance with emission regulations. Paying attention to fuel delivery… read more

The Importance of Right-Sizing Mechanical Draft Fans

The Importance of Right-Sizing Mechanical Draft Fans

When it comes to cement production, mechanical draft fans (raw mill fan, preheater ID fan, and kiln baghouse ID fan) put a significant amount of demand on the system. Often, these fans aren’t performing at max capacity, which means it’s essential to consider possibilities to… read more

Best Practices: Converting from Coal to Biomass

Best Practices: Converting from Coal to Biomass

A coal-fired plant may benefit from a biomass conversion for several reasons, including coping with the rising cost of fossil fuels and dealing with more stringent emissions regulations. If you are considering this change for your plant, it’s essential that you consider the possible effects… read more

Fatigue Improvement Techniques for Welds

Fatigue Improvement Techniques for Welds

The great majority of industrial machines, including their supporting structures, have to contend with changing loads over the course of their lifetimes. Most of these machines are at least partially assembled by welding, which requires that their welded joints sustain those fluctuating loads over the… read more

The 5 Key Considerations of Draft Fan Assessments

The 5 Key Considerations of Draft Fan Assessments

Unfortunately, draft systems and industrial fans don’t always perform at maximum efficiency. Inefficiency can mean big losses for your plant, which makes draft fan assessments a necessity in order for the whole plant run at peak capacity. Below are five things to keep in mind… read more

Breaking Down Biomass: Is Fungi the Answer?

Breaking Down Biomass: Is Fungi the Answer?

A recent study has suggested that the way some fungi breaks down and recycles wood does not involve enzymes – the typical accelerators of most chemical reactions. But what does this mean for biomass? A New Method of Deconstructing Woody Biomass Although this unique system… read more