Problems in Pulp & Paper Mills

Last week we talked about the pulp & paper mill process. In the past, continuous sampling and gas monitoring was a problem for this applicaion for three key reasons:

Application Spotlight: Pulp & Paper Mills

Flammable non-condensible gases (NCG’s), usually referred to as Total Reduced Sulfur compounds (TRS) or Dilute Vent Gases, are byproducts of the wood pulping process. These gases, mostly sulfurous, are extremely malodorous and flammable. 

Health and pollution regulations prohibit the release of these gases into the atmosphere. They are usually eliminated by passing them through an incinerator or by using them as fuel in the burner of a boiler or kiln.

An Analyzer Immune to Poisons and Corrosives in Wastewater Treatment

We've been talking about the 3 Key Challenges of Monitoring in Wastewater Treatment. Last week we addressed the first one, this week let's focus on the second:

Manufacturing Day 2017

Happy MFG DAY 2017!!

Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing during which manufacturers invite their communities — including students, educators, businesspeople, media, and politicians — to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing career opportunities and improve public perceptions of manufacturing. Started in 2012, MFG DAY has seen participation grow dramatically over the years. 


Rugged Durable Construction in Wastewater Treatment

Last week we talked about the 3 Key Challenges of Monitoring in Wastewater Treatment. Let's address the first one:

  1. High moisture and humidity can promote corrosion, contamination and clogging that can lead to unreliable readings.

How can the right monitoring system combat these issues? Heat & a simple flow system.

Key Challenges of Monitoring in Wastewater Treatment

Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) collect wastewater from municipal, commercial and industrial facilities, transport it through a series of contributor pipes, known as a collection system, and deliver it to the treatment plant.

Regulations prohibit these facilities from discharging flammable or explosive wastes from their processes into the liquid collection system. In addition to fire and explosion hazards, these wastes can affect the efficient and effective operation of the treatment facility. 

New Application Note: Using a Calorimeter to Measure Heating Value in Flare Stacks

In the industrial environment proper flare stack design is essential to handle multiple waste streams for maximum destruction performance with minimum emissions. Since destruction efficiency and emissions are important criteria to consider when designing a flare, when the design is done correctly, dramatic operating savings will also be realized.

Summer Safely: Water Safety

Playing in the water - whether swimming, boating or diving - is one of the most popular summer activities & can be so much fun, but it can also be dangerous, especially for children. Being safe can help prevent injuries and drowning. For our last summer safely topic let's discuss how to stay safe in the water. 

The American Red Cross has issued the following guidelines:

Summer Safely: Food Safety

Food-borne illnesses are most common in summer, when high temperatures speed bacteria growth and outdoor cooking (without refrigeration or indoor plumbing) reigns supreme. So for our summer safely series this week let's discuss the recipe for staying healthy and safe during warmer months.

When bringing food to a picnic or cookout: