Did you know that our field crews can provide rescue services for any confined space work environment? Since 2017, our personnel are trained on how to use the necessary equipment to rescue someone from a confined space. Our equipment is inspected as needed, and our staff completes the required annual re-training.
IFCO is very thankful to be partnered with Land Science these past few years, and to be part of their environmental remediation projects and vapor barrier solutions. More than just beautiful epoxy flooring systems, they more importantly provide a redevelopment solution by making former contaminated buildings now safe for future occupants.
IFCO can provide preventive maintenance services on Pasteurization and Digester Gas Flares at Waste Water Treatment Plants. The work scope provides a complete checkout and servicing on the equipment and instruments for the entire system plus a written report with photos that lists current and future concerns.
Roby has been promoted to Regional Manager for IFCO’s and ISCO’s New York Projects. Roby replaces Chris Johnston. Chris is transitioning to the role of IFCO’s Foundry and Parts Manager, which was previously held for many years by Tom Brennan. Roby will also serve as IFCO’s Quality Control & Safety Manager. This new position will have Roby monitoring all projects near to the NY office but also ensuring field employees are properly trained, obeying all proper work permit procedures, and then documenting these efforts.
IFCO is excited to see how Roby performs in this position.
IFCO does boiler preventive maintenance services. Now that it’s officially the summer season, let IFCO’s skilled personnel get your boilers serviced and tuned up for the next heating season.
Congratulations to Roby Glazier for completing Harbison Walker International's Refractory Fundamentals Training Program. Roby received his certification at the Advanced Technology and Research Center.
IFCO has extensive experience with the EPA Clean Air Acts 112-Best Achievable Control Technology (BACT) and 129-Maxiumum Achievable Control Technology (MACT). IFCO can help your Plant exceed the current regulations by reviewing, optimizing or upgrading your incineration system. This includes Federal Regulations such as:
- 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart O: Standards of Performance for Sewage Treatment Plants
- 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart LLLL: Standards of Performance for New Sewage Sludge Incineration Units
- 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart MMMM: Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for Existing Sewage Sludge Incineration Units
- 40 CFR Part 62 Subpart LLL: Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or before October 14, 2010
- 40 CFR Part 503: Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge
- State Title V Permits
Your stack will look like this!
Bill Lill, Jr., President of IFCO, presented at the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) conference. During his presentation titled "Leveraging Existing Furnace Capital Assets", he shared his expertise for why rehabbing an MHF proves to be a more economical choice. While many in the field want to replace MHFs and FBIs with the newer Cambi Process, there are still many reasons why MHF and FBI rehab should be considered. Click below to view an excerpt of his presentation.
Industrial Furnace recently completed a process training package for a Wastewater Treatment Facility in Toronto, ON, CA. The main purpose of this training was to provide the operations staff with a better understanding of both the overall process as well as the finer details of operating the furnace from a hands-on perspective. It is was also important throughout this session to outline how the process, when operating optimally, removes pollutants from the sludge and flue gas streams and ultimately provides the environment with now cleaned elements in process water and off-gasses.
Starting with a bird’s eye view of the overall process helped to break down the individual subsystems later in the training, so fully illustrating via P&IDs the mapping of where the process flows was extremely critical. From there, an in depth look at how subsystems should work in conjunction with each other to balance the process breaks the overall process down a bit more. Finally, understanding the intricacies of each subsystem, including its strong points and faults, alarms, and operating parameters brought the entire training together.
The final element of this training was an operator walkthrough on the plant floor. This provided to be a very insightful activity because, as with any plant, the operators have some of the best information regarding how their individual site runs. From the first out of five trainings, we identified some major bottlenecks in the overall process as well as how those bottlenecks affected the process within the Multiple Hearth Furnaces themselves. This not only aided the operators in how to alter their process for better throughput, but also pinpointed some trouble points for the management staff to look into when trying to improve the overall system. The operator walkthrough ultimately brought all the information outlined in the classroom session together.
These types of training sessions are great because they get everyone, from operators on the process floor to senior engineers in the office, sharing information to improve their site as a whole. Getting these different perspectives on the same page is critical in creating a fluid process and positive work environment.
Not only does IFCO provide hardware for Multiple Hearth Furnaces and Fluidized Bed Incinerators, but IFCO also offers Process and Combustion Optimization Training. IFCO currently provides this annual training for many customers in both the U.S. and Canada.
IFCO provides full-service maintenance contracts that handle every facet related to the incinerator. Things like combustion sytem tune-ups, optimation, operator training, deslag/cleaning, inspections that address immediate needs or forecast future issues, supply of parts and castings, engineering/design services, refractory, and more. The contract includes emergency repsonse service and/or preventive maintenance.
IFCO recentlly provided MSHA Part 48 New Miner Training and Miner Refresher Training for employees. The majority of employees completed this training and the goal is for all IFCO employees to be trained in both MSHA and OSHA by mid-2019.
In partnership with Bloom Engineering, Industrial Furnace Company is proud to announce that it has received U.S. Patent No. 9,702,022 for de-coating aluminum scrap with a Multiple Hearth Furnace.
The secondary aluminum industry is huge, accounting for nearly 60% of the US aluminum production according to a US Geological Survey. Secondary recovery rates are extremely important, as losses must be replaced with primary metal, which is extremely energy intensive.
There are three main categories of secondary scrap, defined by their volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as a percentage of weight:
- Low: <5%
- Medium: 5% - 25%
- High: >25%
Low VOC scrap (“clean”) that is easier to process is becoming less available, and more expensive, whereas High VOC (“dirty”) scrap is more readily available. Current de-coating technologies frequently have difficult processing higher VOC scrap, creating high specific energy consumption, incomplete removal of coatings, oxidation of the metal, and low recovery rates.
Our patented process has shown that we are able to successfully remove the coatings from many different types of scrap aluminum, including high VOC scrap that is difficult to process with today’s technology. Our testing showed that the aluminum retained its form, and the coatings are completely removed with little evidence of surface oxidation, resulting in extremely high recovery rates.
Check out our patent here: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&S1=9,702,022.PN.&OS=PN/9,702,022&RS=PN/9,702,022