A leading producer of rolled aluminum, and the largest recycler of aluminum in the world, has made major investments to increase capacity and technology. These investments were in response to growing market opportunities in the automotive industry.
Increasing production at a large facility comes with challenges. With a strong commitment to the community and environment, this plant took proactive steps to ensure 7 baghouse processes and stacks complied with US-EPA MACT. Existing triboelectric broken bag detectors and monitoring software were unreliable and not well supported by the manufacturer. This created a compliance risk and the potential for production disruptions. Being proactive, the plant pursued technology that would not just meet MACT but would be best available for the environment and community, while at the same time improving plant efficiency to meet expansion goals. A supplier that could provide high quality support was a must.