Nol-Tec’s Lodge Cottrell Division to Take Center Stage at Power-Gen International

Nol-Tec Systems will be taking part in and exhibiting at the upcoming 2016 Power-Gen International trade show. Scheduled for December 13-15, the convention is billed as “The World’s Largest Power Generation Event” and will include exhibits from over 1,400 companies from all sectors of the energy generation industry.

Nol-Tec will be among the exhibitors at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. One area of focus at our booth (#1317) will be the air pollution control (APC) solutions provided by our Lodge Cottrell division. Acquired by and integrated into Nol-Tec in Autumn 2015, Lodge Cottrell—formerly KC Cottrell US—gives us a wide range of additional capabilities and specialties that makes us a total solutions provider for the APC market.

Over 20,000 attendees from more than 110 countries are expected at Power-Gen International 2016. The trade show is scheduled to include 70 conference sessions led by 300-plus industry experts, five additional co-located events, technical training sessions, and more. The event will take place December 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. For additional information on the Power-Gen International trade show, visit www.power-gen.com.

On day one of Power-Gen 2016 (Tuesday, December 13) Nol-Tec’s Bob Mastropietro and Nick Evans will be presenting “Improved Sorbent Utilization Using Lance-Less Technology Causes Re-Evaluations of Electrostatic Precipitator vs. Fabric Filter,” which will give attendees a closer look at the Lodge Cottrell division’s technologies. Mastropietro and Evans’ presentation is scheduled for 1:30-3:30PM in room S310D, as part of the Emissions Control II track.

Plan now to visit us at booth #1317 and to take in our presentation on Tuesday the 13th. If you’d like to receive details about our booth events and schedule, please fill out our “Contact Us” form and write “Power-Gen” in the comments section.

Nol-Tec to Host “Happy Hour” at Upcoming Power-Gen Trade Show

To give attendees a chance to learn more about their products, services, and company in general, Nol-Tec Systems will be hosting a “happy hour” event at their exhibitors booth (#1317) at the upcoming 2016 Power-Gen International trade show. Power-Gen 2016 is scheduled for December 13-15 in Orlando, Florida.

On Wednesday, December 14, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, the Nol-Tec team will be serving beer and fresh popcorn for all interested parties. More than just a meet-and-greet, the happy hour will also include a trio of presentations, with time for discussion and Q&A sessions, to help potential customers learn more about Nol-Tec.

The first presentation, planned for 2:00-2:30pm, is more general, and will cover who Nol-Tec is and what they can do for their customers. It will include a brief introduction to Nol-Tec Systems and the products and services they offer, with a focus on their work with power generating utilities and industries. Nol-Tec Sales Manager Jerry VanDerWerff will be on hand to discuss and answer questions.

Nol-Tec’s second happy hour presentation, scheduled for 3:00-3:30pm, will show potential customers how they can optimize their DSI/ACI systems with Nol-Tec’s Sorb-Tec™ technology. It will provide an overview of the company’s latest offerings for dry sorbent injection and advanced carbon injection systems, and show how Sorb-Tec minimizes maintenance costs and improves sorbent performance. Product Sales Manager Nick Evans will be present for discussion and Q&A.

The final happy hour presentation, from 4:00-4:30pm, will give an in-depth look at Nol-Tec’s Lodge Cottrell division. It will include an overview of how Lodge Cottrell’s well-known expertise in particulate control complements Nol-Tec System’s advanced technologies to offer utilities a total solution to control air pollution. Lodge Cottrell’s Product Line Manager Wayne Navickas will be presenting and answering questions.

The remainder of Nol-Tec’s happy hour event will be open for further discussion and questions.

To learn more about the Power-Gen trade show, visit www.power-gen.com.

Plan now to visit Nol-Tec at booth #1317 and join us for happy hour on Wednesday the 14th. If you’d like to receive more information about our booth events and schedule, please complete a “Contact Us” form and write “Power-Gen” in the comments section.

Adding to Nol-Tec’s Leadership in Air Pollution Control with Lodge Cottrell Division

In September 2015, Nol-Tec Systems acquired KC Cottrell US and transitioned the company into our new Lodge Cottrell division. With their focus on all aspects of air pollution control (APC)—inspection, parts, service, consulting, etc.—the Lodge Cottrell division makes Nol-Tec a total solutions provider for the APC market.

The addition of the Lodge Cottrell division gives us a whole host of additional capabilities and specialties. Lodge Cottrell offers an array of consulting services specific to ESPs (electrostatic precipitators), including evaluations via both high level data analysis and onsite inspections, performance predictions, and performance enhancements. They also provide ash resistivity testing and fabric filter evaluations.

Lodge Cottrell provides replacement parts and repair/maintenance services for APC equipment. Their ESP and fabric filter inspection capabilities include complete internal inspections—tolerance checks, ash buildup assessments, component wear examinations, etc.—and control inspections to check for proper operation and calibration.

ESP engineering and upgrades are also available through our Lodge Cottrell division. Their experts can provide replacement of internals in-kind or with rigid electrodes, expansion of the collecting plate area, additional inlet fields or parallel chambers, and more. They also provide complete onsite installation of new ESPs and fabric filter equipment.

Thanks to our Lodge Cottrell division, Nol-Tec can provide complete, start-to-finish air pollution control services. From consulting and evaluations to APC system design and engineering to installation, commissioning, and training, we have the know-how and the technology to deliver the perfect APC solution for any application—even yours!

 

Nol-Tec Offers Dust Mitigation Solutions for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

Earlier this year, OSHA (the Occupational Health and Safety Administration) announced its “final rule” regarding respirable crystalline silica. In the works since 2013, the new rule reduces the permissible exposure limit (or PEL) for workers in a number of industries where workers are frequently exposed to respirable crystalline silica.

A Decades-Late Update

Crystalline silica is a common mineral that is one of the building blocks of materials such as rock/stone, sand, concrete, brick, and mortar. Exposure to this substance is common in workplace operations that involve the cutting, drilling, crushing, and handling of these materials. This includes those found in construction, glass manufacturing, sand blasting, concrete production, and other industrial processes, as well as other, less obvious applications, such as dental laboratories and jewelry production.

For their part, OSHA admits that the dangers of respirable crystalline silica have been well known for more than 80 years. In their official overview of the final rule, the organization states that “Workers who inhale very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious—and often deadly—silica-related diseases” including silicosis (an incurable and sometimes fatal lung disease), lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and kidney disease. OSHA notes that approximately 2.3 million Americans are exposed to silica at work each year.

OSHA’s current PELs for the substance have not been updated since the 1960s, however, and evidence gathered in the decades since shows that the current exposure limits do not adequately protect worker health. “[Since] the current exposure limits were adopted,” OSHA’s overview states, “respirable crystalline silica exposure has been found to cause lung cancer and kidney disease at the levels currently permitted.” Once the full effects of the rule are implemented, the new standards are expected to save more than 600 lives and prevent over 900 cases of silicosis annually.

Nol-Tec Has the Compliance Solution You Need

Under OSHA’s new rule, employers whose workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica are required to, among other measures, implement controls and work practices to limit employee exposure to silica dust.

The best and most effective solution for limiting exposure to harmful dust is to limit the creation of that dust. Nol-Tec Systems offers complete, high efficiency, customizable material handling solutions that will minimize breakage of your materials and significantly reduce dust.

To further limit workers’ exposure to dust, our dense and dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems are fully enclosed to prevent dust from escaping into your facility’s atmosphere.

We will conduct on-site evaluations of your processes, as needed, and conduct small-scale trials in our testing lab—using the actual materials you work with—to create a particulate control solution that provides efficient and effective protection against respirable crystalline silica exposure.

OSHA’s ruling gives employers one to five years to get their safety solutions in place, depending on the size of the company and their specific processes. Five years may seem like a long time, but, as there are thousands of employers across the country that will be working to meet the new standards, solutions providers will be booked up fast, and likely far into the future.

You don’t want to be stuck on a waiting list when the time for your inspection rolls around—contact Nol-Tec today to get started on the respirable crystalline silica solution you and your employees need.