By Ali Goudarzi
Collections systems can run into all sorts of problems … everything from the type of material, to noise, or even the specifications. Fortunately for property managers, HVAC engineers, and maintenance technicians, there are a wide variety of solutions for the various issues that may arise in your collection system ducting.
There are two general categories of maintenance – corrective maintenance (reactive maintenance undertaken only once a problem has arisen) and preventive maintenance (proactive maintenance). Preventive maintenance is the preferred strategy for achieving maximum equipment and process uptime, extending the useful life of your equipment, and optimizing your total cost of ownership (TCO).
If in the market for industrial ducting, you are probably weighing your options for the various types available, whether to use flanged, spiral, or “clamp together” ducting. What are the differences between these options? Are they not all just conveying air/dust? Does it matter?
Many industrial processes utilize the combustion of natural gas, oil, or coal. However, the combustion of these fossil fuels produces nitrogen oxide or NOx, which contributes to smog and air pollution. Finding an effective and efficient solution for emissions can be frustrating and time consuming. In addition, federal regulations and energy standards can change, impacting your operational processes.