When it comes to employee and equipment safety, the SHIELD silo protection system from Hycontrol has revolutionized how plants operate. This turn-key system provides control and test functions to prevent silo over-pressurization and filter blinding, and comes packed with operational advantages. #1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: SHIELD reduces environmental emissions through properly controlled deliveries. #2 FASTER & … Continue reading 6 key benefits of Hycontrol’s SHIELD silo protection system
There’s no avoiding it: Testing silo-top equipment is essential for any plant handling powder- or dust-based materials. Most commonly, silo safety systems’ test buttons check that the beacon and alarm on the panel are working. Unfortunately, this does little to confirm actual functionality. Which is why working at height is still required to verify that … Continue reading Ground Level Testing can change the way your plant operates. Here’s how.
From paper to cement, glass to food processing, industries utilizing plant automation continue to grow. And so do the advantages – like accessing data and other key information off-site. It’s no longer necessary for plant operators to manually monitor performance values and the output quality to determine the best settings for running production equipment. With … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Automation
Each year, thousands of silo over-pressurizations occur in the U.S. - injuring employees, stalling operations and in some cases, costing millions to repair. If you work in an industry that uses powders – from cement to lime to fiber – you’re probably familiar with the risks. It takes only a small increase in internal pressure … Continue reading Insights & Innovations: An interview with silo safety expert Jim Mantz about Hycontrol’s Shield Silo Protection System
Stamped concrete and pavers have come a long way in the last few decades – so much so that experts are predicting an annual industry growth rate of 6% through 2024.* Research and Markets, a firm dedicated to understanding industry trends, reports that the stamped concrete market overshadows other sectors, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. … Continue reading Concrete Block and Paver Industry Growth
We’ve been using steel for centuries, with evidence suggesting steel tools have been around for 4,000 years. It wasn’t until the 1850s, however, that the Bessemer process, a technique for mass producing steel, was discovered. The steel industry exploded, as well as the use of reinforced concrete. While still one of the strongest building materials … Continue reading Reinforced concrete alternative for 2020 and beyond
There is no substance as strong as concrete. However, cement, the main ingredient in concrete, has a huge eco footprint, and the process for creating concrete is energy intensive. With more and more companies and nations making zero-carbon pledges, things could quickly get challenging within the concrete industry. Carbon regulation It’s no secret that carbon … Continue reading Prepping for Tomorrow’s Carbon Challenges