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  1. Meeting Pollution Control Compliance Through System Design & Engineering

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    Anguil’s pollution control technologies have been used for cleaner air, water, and energy in a wide range of manufacturing applications across almost every industry. The need to comply with pollution control regulations goes beyond ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance), as non-compliance with pollution control regulations can be extremely costly for businesses from many aspects.

    The use of the proper pollution control technologies can lead to smaller overall production costs through energy-efficient design and reliable construction practices. Solutions from Anguil can lead to a dramatic reduction in costs as well as seamless integration through our expertise in system design and engineering.

    Your Business, Your Process

    Our designs combine widely used products with innovative, custom-engineered solutions. We aim to work closely with you to tailor our systems to your unique business needs. Ultimately, this means our systems can help you reduce overall costs, minimize non-compliance issues, and decrease your environmental footprint.

    We employ a team of skilled engineers from a wide cross-section of disciplines, including mechanical, structural, environmental, and electrical engineering. This diversity allows us to deliver a tailored service whereby we can address a wide range of process needs.

    Reliability of Design

    It is extremely important to clients that our pollution control technology system designs are at the highest standard, and operational in a timely fashion. Throughout our system design, we use a gate process that allows us to ensure that each stage meets full quality control requirements before proceeding.

    This allows us to ensure that our system design and engineering leads to maximum customer satisfaction from engineering through to commissioning. Our quality assurance team consistently monitors our processes to ensure we are meeting our core values of continuous improvement and enhanced customer experience.

    Examples of Anguil’s System Design and Engineering in Practice

    In recent times, the Chinese government has been increasing the restrictive nature of environmental protection regulations. In Shanxi Province, China, a mining company wanted to adopt a new technology to convert ventilation air methane (VAM) into usable energy. Anguil’s system design and engineering expertise was used to recommend the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) technology which destroys emissions while using waste heat to generate energy. Anguil’s system design and engineering of the RTO also means that no auxiliary energy is necessary for combustion as long as minimal methane concentrations are maintained.

    Anguil’s expertise in system design and engineering allowed us to work with a coil coating facility to generate steam and savings using waste heat. The facility wanted to minimize their exhaust air temperature and operating costs using an RTO.

    The customer was able to utilize a large airflow and high exhaust temperature to create energy recovery measures and optimize processes while minimizing operating expenses. As the process needs a lot of steam this would provide a much-needed resource via energy recovery. Anguil installed an air-to-steam waste heat recovery boiler to recover exhaust waste heat from the natural gas-fired thermal oxidizer and created 25 psig of steam. This system design and engineering expertise led to the facility saving $216,770 per year, paying for itself within six months.

     

    At Anguil we are always looking for ways to enhance our system design and engineering processes to ensure that we attain exceptional customer satisfaction. To find out more, contact us today.

  2. Pollution Control Technologies—Driving Uptime, Meeting Compliance & Reducing Operating Costs

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    Air and water pollution can have a significant detrimental impact on both human health and the environment. Non-compliance with pollution control regulations can be both time-consuming and expensive. Your company could be given increasingly large financial penalties for not meeting regulation standards, resulting in higher overall costs for your company.

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  3. Soil Remediation at Superfund Sites across the USA

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    Severe soil contamination is a major cause for concern that can have a harmful impact on human health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the levels of pollution in soils to protect the environment and reduce the likelihood that people will come into contact with harmful contaminants. Sites that are severely polluted can be remediated using a choice of pollution control technologies, and the EPA rigorously enforces the need for soil remediation as part of the Superfund program.

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  4. The Power of Many – Expanding Possibilities of Remote Connection

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    Establishing a Remote Connection to your oxidizer is one of the most critical service enhancements you can make.

    Manufacturers understand that establishing a remote connection with pollution control systems and process equipment is essential for business continuity. For Anguil clients with remote connection capability, it is both a lifeline during system upsets as well as a “force-multiplier,” akin to getting the experience and knowledge of several engineers on site for the price of one.

    How is Remote Connection Typically Used?

    Anguil generally uses remote assistance in our Field Service and Engineering departments to connect with equipment controls and make program changes orTechnician Monitoring Oxidizer Remotely perform troubleshooting. Essentially, we can do many things remotely and have the same result as standing at the control panel onsite, such as watching the machine in operation, seeing alarms happen, and diagnosing issues. Once connected to a customer’s PLC, Anguil can monitor all connected instrumentation. Using this information, we can troubleshoot issues including operational efficiency and the inability to start or operate the equipment.

    We can accomplish even more equipment troubleshooting if the customer has an employee we can direct on what to physically check. In these cases, we can solve problems very fast, saving a potentially costly service visit or solving an equipment emergency when time cannot wait for the arrival of our service personnel.

    Remote Connection in Uncertain Times

    While remote connection has been a standard inclusion with Anguil equipment for many years, it gained elevated significance during global pandemic uncertainty when travel and many businesses were shut down. While Anguil remained open as an essential business, remote connection enabled us to stay connected to our customers and even support them in new ways, including “site” supervision.

    For almost every aftermarket project requiring equipment work, Anguil sends a Field Service Engineer (FSE) to site for project supervision. However, during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Anguil was unable to go to a customer’s site due to COVID-19 safety restrictions at the plant. The project was a complex internal heat exchanger replacement, which required the removal of a large portion of ductwork attached to the system, electrical, and structural steel. This undertaking normally would have required an FSE onsite for up to a month.

    The pandemic restrictions certainly presented a challenge to our aftermarket team, but at Anguil, we do whatever it takes to deliver for our customers.

    Remote Connection Saves the Day in a New Way

    Fortunately, the customer had remote connection established with Anguil. Our Aftermarket team decided to leverage this capability in a new way: remote installation supervision. With the customer onboard, our team strategized on the best execution strategy. A technical and mechanical package was put together

    for the contractor to follow and conversations during the installation were on an as required basis. Most importantly, the remote installation approach offered additional flexibility with staffing: instead of assigning an FSE for project supervision, the Aftermarket team assigned the Project Engineer.

    There were multiple benefits to this approach as the Project Engineer has much more intimate knowledge on the work being done. He completed many Solidworks models and drawings to guide the customer on how to remove and replace the heat exchanger. The Anguil Engineer was also able to monitor their

    progress remotely at various points with a check in video call and resolve technical issues with the customer at their pace. At the same time, sending the Project Engineer to site to supervise would not be ideal for Anguil or our other Aftermarket customers as he could not keep up on his other projects while on site.

    Remote installation supervision also softened the blow of other project complications. The customer faced many personnel and weather issues during installation. COVID-19 shut the plant down in the middle of the project for two weeks. A snowstorm shut the plant down for a couple days. If Anguil had an FSE onsite during this time, they would have been stuck in a hotel for that amount of time.

    Across the board, leveraging remote connection was a win-win for everyone. Due to the nature of this project and the savings incurred during remote assistance, Anguil was able to issue a credit to the customer worth over $12,000! The heat exchanger installation was successful and the customer was very pleased.

    Interested in Remote Connection for Your Oxidizer System?

    Remote connection capability is not just for Anguil systems! With a simple evaluation, Anguil can determine what needs to be done to get your oxidizer connected to our team of experts. Once online access is established, we can troubleshoot existing issues and help prevent future malfunctions. Get in Touch with Anguil’s Aftermarket team to learn more about adding remote connection capabilities.

  5. Key Challenges in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

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    Many industrial processes produce wastewater discharge that can be difficult to manage due to pollutant volume, composition, and variability. It is critical to assess the physical and chemical characteristics of the effluent to determine a cost-effective and efficient process for industrial wastewater treatment.

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  6. Staying Ahead of Evolving EtO Regulations

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    Catalytic OxidizerEtO is everywhere – in the news, on the minds of the community, and at the forefront of regulators attention.
    Are you ready for the increased compliance challenges?

    Why is everyone talking about ethylene oxide (EtO)? According to recent scientific studies, EtO is a more dangerous carcinogen than previously thought. Results from the latest National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) have made EtO an increased focus of concern for the EPA and state regulators. For sterilization companies, this understandably makes you concerned about the safety of your employees and community, as well as your reputation.

    In many cases, the traditional abatement technologies such as wet scrubbers and dry sorbents cannot meet the new EtO destruction requirements.

    How does your abatement strategy measure up? How do you ensure that your abatement technology is up-to-date and meeting compliance requirements? With so much to lose, why take the risk with an unproven supplier?


    A Proven EtO Abatement Equipment Design

    Catalytic Oxidizers are one of the most widely accepted control technologies available to control VOC emissions from the EtO sterilization processes.Catalytic Oxidizer Combining our flagship catalytic oxidizer with a peak shaver, Anguil’s EtO abatement systems have helped clients achieve greater than 99% destruction efficiency and limited EtO concentrations to under one part-per-million by volume.

    Anguil systems ensure zero leakage of EtO from the oxidizer and safe operation by integrating the peak shaver, a packed tower counter-flow water scrubber that absorbs ethylene oxide gas into the water by ensuring a high contact area between the gas and the water, preventing unsafe, high concentration conditions.

    Sterilizers cannot afford to take the risk on an unproven company. We are proud of our reputation in the industry and our solutions that help ensure safer communities and sterilization operations.

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    ANGUIL SYSTEM DESIGN FEATURES
    • FLEXIBILITY: Base Metal Catalyst offers a large operational temperature window for flow and concentration variations
    • COMPLIANCE: Horizontal Catalyst Tray Configuration avoids catalyst bed bypassing per NESHAP requirements
    • PERFORMANCE: Leak-and-Dye Tested Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger guarantees 0% leakage of VOC-laden air into clean airstream, reduces operational costs
    • SAFETY: Induced Draft Fan funtions as a failsafe to prevent leakage into work environment
    • DURABILITY: 304L SS Construction With Outer Aluminized Steel Frame increases equipment life, provides low-cost maintenance
    • EASE OF USE: PLC With Human Machine Interface and Remote Connectivity System troubleshooting, alerts operator of equipment shutdowns
    • ON SCHEDULE: Pre-Assembled, Wired, and Tested Prior to Shipment, can be installed within tight time restrictions due to high production levels
    • EVEN, SAFE VOC LOADINGS: Integrated Peak Shaver evens out fluctuations in contaminant levels to a steady state, preventing unsafe, high concentration conditions

    Anguil Announces Multi-million Dollar Order for EtO Sterilization PlantEthylene Oxide

    Starting 2021 strong, Anguil announced a multi-million-dollar order for a 15,000 SCFM Catalytic Oxidizer with a Peak Shaver for a new ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilization plant. Anguil’s diversity of experience and wide breadth of technology offerings make us the popular industry choice for the nuanced and varied needs of the pharmaceutical industry where compliance is critical.

    Learn more about our solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.


    Have an Existing EtO Abator?

    If you already have a pollution abatement system on your EtO process, Anguil’s suite of Aftermarket Services can ensure your equipment is optimized forPreventive Maintenance highest performance, compliance and lowest cost of ownership. We are ready to deliver our “never walk away” industry-leading customer experience with the following services:

    General Services
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Routine or Troubleshooting Visit
    • Operator Training
    • Wastewater Treatment System Maintenance
    Retrofits & Upgrades
    • Increased Air or Water Flow Capacity
    • Improved Destruction Efficiency
    • Controls Enhancements
    Preventive Maintenance
    • Preventive Maintenance Evaluations
    • Maintenance Contracts
    • Predicative Maintenance Monitoring
    Spare Parts
    • Individual Spare Parts
    • Recommended Spare Parts Packages
    • Catalyst & Media

    Explore Anguil’s Aftermarket Solutions.


    Anguil’s engineers will diligently analyze your challenges and requirements to recommend a comprehensive, turn-key compliance solution. Our suite of quality engineered, air pollution control technologies will efficiently solve your pollution control challenges no matter the complexity. Contact Us to get started with your application.

  7. Webinar: Empowering Environmental Technologies with the IIoT

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    Webinar: Empowering Environmental Technologies with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
    When: Wednesday December 2, 2020 / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT (2pm ET / 11AM PT)

    Presented by Environmental Energy + Leader, Anguil Environmental is partnering with Siemens to discuss exciting developments in the world of technology and environmental equipment: Empowering Environmental Technologies with the IIoT.

    What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)?

    Anguil’s control systems already provide the safest, most efficient, and highly reliable operation while integrating smoothly into existing plant operations. Anguil is now trailblazing the technological advancement of environmental equipment with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to improve safety, reliability, and maintenance efforts.

    webinar infoThis functionality allows personnel inside and outside the plant to communicate with your abatement system using native programming and an internet connection. Real-time data logging, event reporting, and alarm notification are just some of the benefits to IIoT. It is one of the easiest ways to expedite troubleshooting, reduce downtime, and enhance the value of routine preventive maintenance.

    What will you learn in this webinar?
    • How can you be sure your environmental technologies are in compliance?
    • What is the risk of not leveraging sensors and smart devices in decision making?

    Manufacturing facilities are increasingly being designed with sensing devices that employ a central control system to remotely monitor and adjust equipment within the plant and beyond. The transparency provided via the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) allows companies to analyze and predict machine behavior to optimize production and processes remotely. However, there are costs, time considerations, and potential pitfalls in system selection and implementation. Plant managers, engineers, and production personnel must carefully consider safety, security, and usability of each remotely monitored device. Compliance adds another layer of complexity when talking about IIoT for environmental technologies.

    This webinar will examine, in detail, all the benefits and potential hurdles that industrial facilities should evaluate when implementing remote monitoring on environmental technologies.

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  8. 4 Qualities to Look for in Your Next Environmental Partner

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    Not all environmental technology providers are created equal. How do you ensure you make the smartest choice in such a significant relationship? Start by assessing these four qualities and asking the following questions to any potential environmental technology partner.
    1. Engineering Experience and Expertise

    oil and gas refining process of refinery plantLike three legs of a stool, any potential technology partner should have a proven record of engineering experience across three key dimensions: company and employee legacy, industry and application depth, and global reach. A company with multiple planes of experience will ensure you are getting the best custom solution tailored uniquely to your application.

    Questions to Ask:

    • What is the depth of your engineers’ experience?
    • How many successful installations do you have in my industry?
    • Who will my project manager be, and can I meet them?

    2. Quality Design and Manufacturing for System Reliability

    Your selected environmental technology partner should have a proven process in place for design and manufacturing processes to ensure Inside of Anguil Fabrication facilityyour equipment is not only delivered on time and on budget, but that it meets performance and compliance requirements.

    Questions to Ask:

    • How is your fabrication process managed?
    • What kind of Quality Assurance program is in place?
    • What technology is leveraged during system design?

    3. Integrated System Controls

    When evaluating a potential partner, assess their in-house controls engineering capabilities and success record with integrating multiple equipment packages and process lines.  Controls designs should be remotely accessible, resilient to downtime, account for safety and Worker analyzing oxidizer usecompliance risks, be optimized for usability, and enable seamless integration into the existing facilities.

    Questions to Ask:

    • How do your controls ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operation?
    • What is your experience integrating abatement equipment and process lines?
    • What remote connection capabilities are in place?

    4. Robust Aftermarket Services Department for All Makes, Models & Manufacturers

    A reputable partner should have an accessible aftermarket and service department to maximize system value through preventive and Worker improving equipment efficiencypredictive maintenance, spare parts, and emergency service. Consider the stability and vitality of any potential partner – being left without a service lifeline after a company goes out of business could leave you adrift and risk unplanned down time and compliance risk.

    Questions to Ask:

    • Do you have a dedicated Aftermarket department?
    • Do you offer 24/7 service support?
    • Who will be servicing my equipment? Where are they based?

     

    Anguil’s legacy of broad Industry Experience means our engineering experts are not pigeon-holed to a limited product portfolio to solve every application. Learn more about our System Design & Engineering capabilities and Contact Us to get started on a custom solutions specific to your application.