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PVC Pulverizing Process Creates Fume and Dust Problems for a Major Recycling Company

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The Challenge: Due to rigid air quality control guidelines set by the state of Nevada, our customer’s facility expansion plans, which included pulverizing PVC regrind that they produce, needed a solution to control dust and fumes created from that process.

The Solution: The customer never had to deal with such stringent air quality control guidelines before, and they needed a guarantee that a dust collection vendor could meet and exceed the Nevada requirements. After meeting with several companies, all of whom could not guarantee results, they contacted Imperial Systems. Upon traveling to their facility in Ohio, Imperial not only guaranteed results but proved it as well. How did they do this?

Jeremiah Wann, President and CEO of Imperial Systems, built a smaller version of the after filter plenum and asked to tie it into the discharge from two of their Pulverizers. “Our main concern was a blue smoke/mist that is created during this process,” says Kurt K., Director of West Coast Operations. Once the filter plenum was connected, Kurt was convinced. “There was no smoke or mist visible, and the odor was gone.”

They purchased a BRF (8BRF 152-10) to handle the collection of the dust and fumes created by the pulverization process. Due to Nevada law, a licensed mechanical contractor had to be used for installation. Imperial Systems sent a technical supervisor to oversee installation, and everything went extremely well.

As far as operation results? “It has performed exactly as we were told it would,” says Kurt. “The system has been in operation for over a year now, and there is no hint of dust or fumes from the system’s discharge.”

Kurt recommends Imperial Systems to anyone that has dust and fume issues. “Our collector has done exactly what Imperial said it would do, and in business, that is the bottom line.”

He also had this to say about the level of service he received from the Imperial Systems team. “I have been very satisfied. Everyone I had dealings with has been helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant. Imperial worked everything out to my satisfaction, which made it a good experience overall.”