Improving ESP & Baghouse Performance With Flow Optimization
Optimizing flow distribution in precipitators and fabric filters (baghouses) can have a significant, positive impact on performance of the equipment by reducing outlet emissions (particulate), lowering opacity, and cutting production restrictions. Flow optimization can also increase life expectancy, reduce maintenance costs (e.g. less ductwork erosion, reduce precipitator component corrosion, decrease fabric filter bag wear). Reducing differential pressure lowers total plant operating costs.
Recognizing the importance of flow optimization, Neundorfer purchased the assets of APCO.
Services in 2007 to complement our strong capabilities in process consulting. More recently, we expanded our Ohio facility by purchasing a 17,000 sq ft building which was converted into a state-of-the-art model shop, further streamlining our flow modeling process which includes both CFD and physical modeling.
Providing results quickly is our goal, given that flow optimization modifications must to be implemented during outages. While flow optimization studies can typically take 14-20 weeks or more to complete, Neundorfer has reduced this time to less than 12 weeks.