Business Briefs

By Staff | April 25, 2012

Dust Control Technology develops new suppression system
Dust Control Technology has introduced a new low-turbulence design dust suppression application. The DustBoss DB-M generates an umbrella-shaped cloud of atomized droplets averaging 50 to 200 microns in size, projecting the mist about 30 feet under calm conditions.
The new design features selectable flow settings and the company’s proprietary Variable Particle Sizing Technology to improve capture efficiency. Nozzles can be added, removed or resized as the application dictates.
An in-line 30 mesh filter stops any solids 600 microns or larger. If using potable water, nozzles can be inspected just once a year. 
The DB-M can also be supplied with an optional dosing pump for precise metering of odor control additives, surfactants to improve binding to dust particles, or tackifying agents to help seal ground-level dust and prevent it from becoming airborne. 

Fecon announces Northwest regional manager   
Brian Tinker is Fecon’s new regional manager for the Northwest U.S. His territory includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, northern California, Alaska, Hawaii and a portion of Nevada.
Tinker has extensive experience with new and used equipment in the Northwest and specializes in the recycling and biomass industries.

Hach Co. introduces biogas monitor
Hach Co. has launched in the U.S. its Biogas Titration Manager, designed specifically for monitoring biogas production. The equipment is preprogrammed with three common methods, and has space for seven more user-defined methods, to help biogas plant operators run their plants more efficiently. 
Hach’s Biogas Titration Manager provides real-time onsite analysis. Developed in Germany, the titrator is preprogrammed with a dedicated application package. These features and an intuitive interface guide operators through the testing process for reliable results.

New pellet press from Dieffenbacher
Dieffenbacher has developed a new type of pellet press that will considerably reduce pellet production cost, according to the company. The press will provide a throughput capacity of up to 25 tons per hour in a single unit. It is designed for the higher pressures required when producing wood pellets and provides additional safety systems for pressing torrified materials.
The main cost saving features of the Dieffenbacher pellet press include: roller bearings separated from the wood flow and heat, eliminating the need for constant lubrication; a roller featuring a replaceable sleeve with a typical lifetime of more than 2,500 hours, depending on type of raw material pressed; and rollers each equipped with their own metering device to ensure an even wood flow between rollers and die.

Greensmith offers distributed energy storage systems
Greensmith Energy Management Systems has installed its distributed energy storage systems (DESS) for 14 customers, including eight electric utilities. Greensmith's proprietary control software and Battery Operating System (BOS3) technology enable distributed energy system deployments with centralized operations through an online user portal or via machine-to-machine integration. 
All of Greensmith's turnkey DESS units include the latest BOS3 communication technology and software. In addition, each DESS unit is configurable, modular, and scalable.
Greensmith units are often installed alongside distributed grid assets. Their suite of control and communication software integrates with an entire network of ancillary devices for an evolving smart grid.