Industrial Utility Efficiency    

The System Assessment

Food

Vacuum and blower systems are commonplace in food manufacturing facilities. Bakeries, flour mills,

Wastewater

This guide explains three blower technologies and,using examples from actual wastewater plants,

Containers

Swiss brush company Ebnat-Kappel uses non contact transfer technology from Bosch Rexroth to

Conveying

The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition was held May 3-5 at the Donald E.

Plastics

Two years ago, sales were picking up and we began operating six extrusion lines on most days. We

Woodworking

Multiple vacuum pumps can be running mostly “dead-headed” in the many production

Biogas

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed, in1970, it used its congressional mandate to

Medical

This article will examine in detail four of the five acceptable WAGD implementations under NFPA 99

Metals

AISTech 2016, steel's premier annual technology event, returned to Pittsburgh May 16-19 at the

Printing

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse
Blower & Vacuum Best Practices Magazine interviewed Julia Gass, P.E and Patrick Dunlap, P.E. at the Black & Veatch offices in Kansas City during the summer of 2016. Ms. Gass is responsible for aeration blower specifications while Mr. Dunlap is a wastewater process engineer. We held a general discussion covering technologies impacting aeration blowers in wastewater treatment plants.
Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Buffalo, N.Y., had an inefficient aeration control system that, ironically, had been installed in 1998 as an efficiency upgrade. The operating principle was that air flow to all 32 of the plant’s aeration basins, or zones, would be properly controlled by an average of several Dissolved Oxygen (DO) level measurements taken by DO probes in a few of the basins. However, changes in tank loadings and physical dynamics, along with differences in oxygen transfer rates between diffuser grids, prevented a uniform air flow in the aeration zones.
AISTech 2016, steel's premier annual technology event, returned to Pittsburgh May 16-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. For the first time ever the exposition spanned two levels of the convention center making it the largest yet with a total of 542 exhibiting companies. The total attendance of 7,764 was the third highest in AISTech history.