Cement producers are challenged to meet EPA regulations without interrupting production, while striving to improve profitability in a competitive cement market. Typical sensors and controls for baghouses are often basic and do not provide intelligent control or preventive insight into the process. Time-consuming manual inspection of filters and baghouse components become necessary. This can require a shut down or extend an outage. The historical EPA requirement for an opacity monitor in the stack provides little value toward preventive and proactive emissions control.