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Floor Rehab

July 24, 2019

This is one of 6 basins where we are rehabilitating the floor to each of these large vaults in the ground. Each basin is approximately 6300 sq.ft. in size.  

Working underground, we are removing 2 inches of the old failing grout, and replacing it with an ultra strong polymer concrete that is extremely durable (i.e. 18,000 psi compressive strength) but also chemically resistant throughout its entire thickness. 

 

Annual MSHA-OSHA Training Completed

July 23, 2019

NY-based IFCO employees completed their annual MSHA-OSHA refresher training today at our Rochester office location. 

Did you know?

July 16, 2019

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.  

Partnering with Land Science

July 3, 2019

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.

Did you know?

July 2, 2019

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.

Did you know?

June 26, 2019

IFCO has a UL listing for both the USA and Canada.

Congratulations to Roby Glazier

June 18, 2019

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.  

Did you know?

June 11, 2019

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.  

Roby Glazier Completes HWI Training Program

June 6, 2019

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.

Let IFCO Be Your Partner and Help You Meet EPA Regulations

May 28, 2019

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. Presents at OWEA

March 13, 2019

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.

Process Training in Toronto

March 7, 2019

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.

 

Michael Hilton promoted to Vice President of Engineering/International Sales

February 6, 2019

IFCO has promoted Michael Hilton to Vice-President of Engineering / International Sales.

For any current or future inquiries for Process, Engineering or International Sales, please contact him directly - Michael Hilton.

Did you know?

November 8, 2018

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.

Did you know?

November 6, 2018

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.