New state EPA regulations (Massachusetts DEP) required Specialty Minerals (SMI) to monitor and report on filter differential pressure (DP) and pulse pressure and to conduct Method 22 visual emission inspections 2x daily on each dust collector/baghouse.
With 120 baghouses at its Adams, MA, calcium carbonate mine, SMI faced a large expense and concerns about straining the maintenance staff and hampering production.
Leading mineral producers gain a competitive edge by investing in technology, including intelligent control and sensing tools to drive production and operational
efficiency. SMI took this mind set and sought out not just to meet the new requirements but also to look for solutions that could provide other benefits.