Emissions compliance is vital to your plant, but so is making budget-friendly decisions. Some of the most frequent questions our experts hear in the field are “how do I stay in emissions compliance without spending any money?” and “Can I implement compliance upgrades without bringing down production?”
It’s unlikely you can change your emissions strategy without spending a single dollar, but there are simple and economical ways to make an impact.
We recently interviewed Ivan Sretenovic, one of our air pollution control experts, to explore his recommendations for managing regulatory compliance efficiently and effectively. We discussed compliance opportunities related to fans, precipitators, and long-term project planning.
Reducing Emissions through Fan Performance
Your fan uses a significant amount of energy as the main source of air and gas movement throughout your manufacturing process. Industrial fan upgrades and retrofits are underutilized opportunities for increased efficiency that can deliver an ROI. We use our industrial fan testing and draft system testing to identify opportunities to find potential solutions that will reduce your electricity consumption, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In most cases, these inspections present opportunities that can save a plant hundreds of thousands of dollars, frequently delivering a return on investment in less than two years.
Emissions Compliance and Your Electrostatic Precipitators
Electrostatic precipitators are an effective air pollution control (APC) device in many industrial manufacturing processes. But like all industrial equipment, they often run at less than peak efficiency. Evaluating your precipitators can lead to further reductions in emissions.
How frequently are you inspecting your electrostatic precipitators? The primary performance indicator for an ESP is the particulate outlet matter concentration, which is measured by various methods. A high opacity reading is one indicator of an underperforming ESP. Other indicators of low performance are excessive sparking and low power readings on transformer rectifier controllers.
Energy consumption is another key performance metric. Evaluating performance and exploring retrofit opportunities are easy ways to increase efficiency. Our skilled inspectors and ESP product experts have the knowledge and experience that can help you evaluate your equipment and find ways to increase productivity and reduce emissions.
Contact us today to schedule your electrostatic precipitator inspection or learn about our mid-frequency switch mode power supply technology.
Signs You Might Need To Plan An Upgrade Project
Not every situation has a simple fix. If you find your equipment is not at its optimal operating capacity, then you may have a larger project on your hands.
This doesn’t always mean you will have to replace the equipment. Retrofits, upgrades, or part replacements may meet your needs at a much lower cost. Our experts can provide inspections and conduct testing onsite while your unit stays in operation. We can help you discover the problem and provide efficient and cost-effective solutions.
If the operating performance is acceptable, but you are still missing your emission targets, you may have a troubleshooting exercise on your hands. There are various upgrades and retrofit solutions available to reach your compliance goals. Learn more about our onsite technical services.
Check out this article for more information on when you need a replacement versus a repair.
Reaching Your Emissions Targets
Even with what seems like a small maintenance undertaking, finding the right solution quickly is essential. Missing emission targets could result in fines, and you don’t want to worry about lost production due to unplanned downtime.
ProcessBarron has been helping plants achieve their corporate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for over 40 years.
Our preventative maintenance experience, APC expertise, and Industrial Efficiency Program (IEP) are some of our services that will support your production goals for reduced emissions and increased efficiency.
Reach out to one of our representatives today to learn more about how we can support your plant!