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Drag Chain Conveyor Parts & Maintenance from AirTek

Your drag chain conveyor is the workhorse of your plant. You rely on it for smooth, continued operation, and it’s typically dependable to the point where you almost don’t need to think about it. Drag chains are also extremely durable and are built to last. But when your drag chain conveyor breaks down, you know it.

The cost of a breakdown hits you two ways: the cost of the parts themselves, and, more seriously, the cost of the plant shutdown while waiting for the replacement parts and the following repair. A plant shutdown results in a loss of production and a waste of labor hours, and its impact can be felt for months.

We know what it takes to keep a plant operational, and a big part of it is keeping your drag chain conveyor up and running at peak efficiency.

Drag Chain Conveyor Maintenance Keeps You Up and Running

Your drag chain works hard to keep the conveyor running, and your conveyor works equally hard moving materials to or away from your machinery. It’s easy to take them for granted while focusing attention on your other equipment and making sure it undergoes regular maintenance. But drag chains need regular maintenance more than many other parts in your system.

An improperly maintained drag chain is a time bomb. A lack of lubrication can lead to slippage, wear, and, ultimately, a conveyor belt breakdown. Poorly maintained links can lead to breakage, which is dangerous for equipment and your workforce.

While it’s good to have a maintenance engineer on staff, that person can easily be stretched thin and may not have all the necessary components to get the job done. AirTek’s skilled team can ensure your whole plant is properly maintained and ready for extended heavy use. And we have all the parts and supplies to make sure your drag chain conveyor maintenance leaves nothing behind.

A Full Complement of Drag Chain Conveyor Parts

When you need drag chain conveyor parts, you need them now. If your conveyor’s broken and your plant’s not running, you’re wasting time and money—both precious resources. But with your plant running around the clock and many parts departments following office hours, who do you call? Our parts department is always open, and is your one stop shop for all your needs.

AirTek’s warehouse and storage facility means we have a huge supply of parts in stock. We have more than 200,000 square feet of storage space and over $3 million in parts inventory. Whatever you need, chances are we have it when you need it.

Drag chain conveyors are critical components of your operation, so maintaining them and making sure you have available parts ensures you can keep your plant running smoothly. The AirTek parts department is open 24/7. You call us, and we’ll get you the parts you need, fast.

Contact AirTek for Drag Chain Conveyor Parts & Maintenance

Your drag chain conveyor takes a beating, and you need a partner who can provide skilled maintenance to keep it running so it can keep your plant running. And if you break down consider us your parts department, 24/7. Our huge stock is available to you when you need it. For more information about how AirTek can keep your drag chain conveyor running smoothly, contact us today.

Trust AirTek for Full Construction Service – Electrostatic Precipitators & More

As a leader in your industry, you know what an undertaking even small construction projects can be. Sourcing, hiring, and installing take enough time and effort on their own, especially when dealing with heavy electrostatic precipitators and other large air pollution control equipment. To make matters more difficult, you’ll want specialized labor for specialized equipment. Add it all up, and even a relatively simple construction project becomes a major time suck.

In our three decades of business, AirTek has personally directed, staffed, and completed major, special construction projects for thermal oxidizers, scrubbers, ash removal systems, and electrostatic precipitators (among so many more). Our team of specialized professionals have first-hand experience with the specific rigors of these construction undertakings.

At AirTek, we specialize in all aspects of construction, from direct hiring and on-site labor, to new construction, rebuilds, and maintenance. Here’s just a sampling of how we can guide your project to completion with the finesse and efficiency your industry demands.

Direct Construction Services

At AirTek, we’re more than a little familiar with large, capital-intensive projects. Additionally, our seasoned construction and engineering professionals are supported by a trusted pool of dedicated construction personnel. We come ready with a deep background in large construction projects and the personnel required to finish them optimally.

Our team of engineers also pride themselves on keeping up with the latest and greatest advancements in electrostatic precipitator technology. Since 1988, Airtek has been designing, engineering, and installing electrostatic precipitators for industrial partners far and wide. As a result, we offer a great deal more than just installation, including inspections, maintenance, repairs/upgrades, and even fabrication. 

On top of upgrading and fabricating equipment, we’re also experienced in the installation of OEM equipment like scrubbers, mechanical collectors, ash removal systems, and a range of auxiliary equipment. Our diverse skill sets, track-record, and expertise translate to the highest standard of service.

Construction Management Services

By putting our decades of specialized experience to work, AirTek can manage your construction project with the kind of attention it deserves. Our specialists and the specialists that come with them have worked on dozens of large air pollution control projects for power plants, paper mills and other demanding, heavy industries with narrow margins for error. 

Our construction management teams provide a host of project management services to meet your unique needs, including pre-project planning, bid evaluations, materials management, project scheduling, and start-up for the safest and most successful completion possible so you can continue to do what you do best—get back to business.

At AirTek, we offer the following construction management services:

Pre-Project Construction Planning
Pre-Qualification of Bidders
Preparation of Bid Packages & Documents
Bid Evaluations
Recommendations & Contract Negotiations

Materials Management & Procurement
Pre-Project Construction Planning
Material Specification
Material Inspection & Management
Procurement & Purchasing

Construction Management
Project Scheduling
Construction Administration
Safety & Quality Management
Commissioning & Start-up

We’ll Take it From Here

When you hire AirTek for your construction services, you’re also getting one of the finest byproducts of our years of experience: confidence. We’re here to take your project from start to finish by letting our specialists guide every aspect of the project. With experience, expertise, and passion for getting the job done right, AirTek is here to help you no matter the project scope or size.


How can AirTek help your construction project today?

Even minor construction projects can require serious coordination among numerous workforces to achieve the greatest outcome. When you need a comprhensive partner for the construction process, trust AirTek’s track record of excellence and our curated pool of expert construction management personnel to get your job done right the first and only time. For more information about how AirTek can help you see a job through to completion, contact us today.

Full Service Electrostatic Precipitators from AirTek

Your electrostatic precipitator (ESP) is the unsung low-energy, high-efficiency workhorse of your industrial operation. Electrostatic precipitators save your business time and money by keeping you compliant with state and federal emissions regulations. In fact, it’s fair to say that without your ESP, there would be no business to operate at all. 

But while your electrostatic precipitator may have an outsized presence on site, it can still be easy to neglect. We count on our ESPs to operate reliably for years, and we seldom have a moment to spare to consider the health, maintenance, or inspection schedules surrounding them. But if we wait too long to show our ESPs a little TLC, what was a minor repair could easily become a major malfunction, requiring more time, energy, and money than you care to expend. 

Total ESP Servicing

Since 1988, AirTek has been putting its knowledge of ESPs to work in designing, engineering, and installing ESP air-filtering machinery for their industrial partners far and wide. Beyond those services, AirTek proudly puts its over 30 years of experience to work in ESP inspections, maintenance, repairs/upgrades, and even fabrication. AirTek’s specialists have seen nearly every contemporary variation of electrostatic precipitator technology throughout their decades of service. 

When it comes to ESPs, AirTek has the knowledge to keep you and your business fully operational. If it’s been a while since you’ve trained your eyes on your forgotten ESP, consider calling the professionals for a much-needed checkup. 

Trust Experience

Once on-site, AirTek’s trained ESP personnel will evaluate your equipment and its operating controls to certify that everything’s ship-shape. Control, electrical, and mechanical specialists will work together to give your electrostatic precipitator its most thorough checkup since installation.

In addition to performing routine maintenance , AirTek’s specialist will provide detailed reports, recommend future maintenance, troubleshoot any discovered issues, and even remain at the ready for any potential emergency calls. 

Better still, AirTek’s specialists will recommend improvements to your electrostatic precipitator that have been developed throughout the years in the ESP tech sector. They can upgrade controls, redesign vital systems for greater efficiency, and enhance power usage to make your ESP the best version of itself for years to come.

ESPs From A to Z

AirTek is certainly no stranger to ESP design and engineering. Having been trusted with the entire process from start to finish many times over the last 30 years, AirTek’s specialists know a thing or twenty about this forgotten, yet vital, industrial hero. 

From power generation to pulp and paper factories, petrochemical operations to steel operations, AirTek has worked with every industry under the sun. AirTek has designed, installed, and serviced ESPs for coal-, and wood-fired burners, combination burners, recovery boilers, and even lime and cement kilns. If it creates smoke and that smoke contains particulates, AirTek’s ESPs are there to hold the line.

Designed for Action

As engineers, designers, and fabricators, AirTek’s specialists know what’s required to make top-notch electrostatic precipitators to prolong and ensure the smooth operation of your industrial property. Though the technology itself may not be new, emerging advancements and changing regulations require adaptation for lower operational costs, improved efficiency, and enhanced durability.

AirTek designs its ESPs to be both high collecting and low emission. AirTek’s ESPs protect against minimal pressure loss while requiring only minimal operational downtime. Best of all, with only a low initial capital investment, your industrial operation can afford an AirTek ESP all to itself. 

Smarter design combines with exceptional craftsmanship and decades of experience to ultimately result in AirTek’s cutting-edge ESPs—the latest in a generation of unsung industrial heroes.

Experience the AirTek Difference 

AirTek prides itself on incorporating the latest ESP technologies into each and every upgrade and design request. AirTek’s specialists are happy to speak with you about advancements in collecting plates, rigid discharge electrodes, direct rapping, and roof-mounted electro-magnetic rapping systems. 

But at the end of the day, with AirTek on your side, you don’t have to pay your electrostatic precipitator any greater mind than you might have otherwise. The experts at AirTek are more than thrilled to stay at the cutting-edge of ESP technology so that you don’t have to. To see what AirTek can do for your existing ESP, or to ask about AirTek’s own designs, give us a call today.


What shape is your electrostatic precipitator in right now?

Not everyone gobbles up ESP news and advancements from tech journals, leading designers, and forward-thinking engineers, but at AirTek, our specialists think, dream, and breathe ESP design and future improvements. To keep your industrial operation compliant, profitable, and ahead of the curve, contact us today.

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Vital inspection and maintenance services for your air pollution control equipment

As an owner/operator of an air emission source, if you don’t take a preventative approach to maintaining your electrostatic precipitator and drag chain conveyor equipment, you run the risk of dealing with expensive repairs from breakdowns and costly shut-downs in operations. Not to mention, without routine maintenance in place, you are also risking the safety of your personnel. 

Being proactive and planning for preventative maintenance helps prevent downtime and reduces the need for replacement and repairs, driving down overall costs and ensuring the safety of everyone at your facility.  Partner with AirTek for a range of services for our own and other manufacturers’ Air Pollution Control equipment located in your facility.

Services include:

-Inspections

-Maintenance

-Repairs and Upgrades

-Engineering & Design Services for Major Repairs, Rebuilds, or Upgrades

-Fabrication, Procurement & Installation Services for Rebuilds or Upgrades

Creating an Inspection and Maintenance Plan

We recommend a thorough inspection of your equipment at least once per year. However, each piece of equipment requires inspection at different intervals. Drag chains, for instance, have varying requirements for the number of hours they can be operational before an inspection is necessary. 

The expert engineers from AirTek can help create a routine maintenance plan tailored to the needs of your facility and equipment so that each piece of equipment is getting the attention it needs to be safe and efficient for years to come. 

Internal Inspections and Maintenance for Electrostatic Precipitator Equipment

Internal inspections performed by our experienced and knowledgeable engineers are vital for obtaining maximum performance of your electrostatic precipitator. These internal inspections ensure that you have proper maintenance scheduled to address any issues we find. We will also make suggestions for any problems discovered during such an inspection. These measures help prevent failures and the need for replacement. 

Why Choose AirTek for Preventative Maintenance?

AirTek has experienced Field Service Engineers that can help evaluate your equipment and unit operating conditions to ensure reliable operation. Our engineers’ years of experience guarantee that the inspections are done safely and with minimal downtime. 

Our staff includes control, electrical, and mechanical system specialists who work with air pollution control equipment on a full-time basis. As such, they have the knowledge base required to inspect equipment for possible issues and quickly identify probable causes and solutions. 

Our skilled field service department provides several services to ensure minimal downtime and maximum efficiency for your equipment, including:

-Routine maintenance inspections

-Reports detailing findings and recommended future work

-Troubleshooting assistance

-Responding to emergency calls

-Start-up and commissioning services

Partnering with AirTek for preventative maintenance ensures you have the level of expertise required to keep your equipment running as it should and within regulation. Our skilled engineers have the knowledge and experience to see the job done right and that you get the most service life out of your equipment. 

Learn How You Can Be Proactive with ESP and Drag Chain Maintenance with AirTek in Troy, Alabama

AirTek is your trusted resource for ESP and drag chain maintenance, from regular inspections and scheduled maintenance to new parts and equipment. Learn how we can help you keep your facility up to date, meeting modern air quality standards: contact us today.

AirTek is the premier supplier of pulp and paper mill air pollution control (APC) equipment, providing superior engineering, construction, and maintenance services. We have successfully managed projects to rebuild and upgrade the performance of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) for a wide range of customers in the power generation, pulp and paper, petrochemical, rock products, and steel industries. AirTek is prepared to assist you with all your APC needs with honesty, integrity, and excellent service.

Airtek: Paper Mill with Air Pollution Control

Why Paper Mills Get a Bad Rap and How Air Pollution Equipment Design Has Cleaned Them Up

You’ve heard it a million times: paper mills smell bad, and they pollute the environment. And it’s accurate – if you’re discussing years past. But thankfully, no more. Gone are the days of inefficient systems that pollute our air. Modern air pollution control systems have cleaned up paper mill emissions industry-wide, considerably reducing pollution while meeting today’s air quality standards. 

Pulp and paper mills also get a bad rap for being antiquated, not being in touch with today’s more environmentally friendly mindset. Not true at all. Just one of the ways paper mills reduce waste is by converting it into energy with boilers fueled by products of their processes. Today’s air pollution control helps ensure that process is clean and environmentally sound.

AirTek has decades of experience in the construction and maintenance of pulp and paper mill air pollution control. Contact us today to learn how we can bring your paper mill into the 21st century.

Key Factors in Modern APC System Operations

There are a number of key factors in keeping pulp and paper mill pollution control systems up to date:

  • Regular inspections
  • Preventative maintenance
  • New and repaired parts
  • System upgrades
  • New equipment

Regular inspections

APC systems in pulp and paper mills lose effectiveness with time: parts and equipment degrade over the years, and problems that start out small can grow exponentially in severity. Regular inspections of your ESP and other components find weaknesses before they become serious, eliminating costly breakdowns.

Preventative maintenance

Regularly scheduled maintenance addresses potential issues before they occur and keeps your paper mill’s air pollution control system running effectively and efficiently.

New and repaired parts

Many parts of an APC system can be repaired to minimize facility overhead, and when repair’s not an option, new parts can be a cost-effective alternative to equipment replacement. 

System upgrades

Today’s pulp and paper mill emission standards often can’t be met with yesterday’s air pollution control system design. System upgrades supply the parts necessary to keep your facility up to speed with modern requirements.

New equipment

While scheduled maintenance, replacement parts, and upgrades keep your air pollution control system working well for an extended period, new equipment is an investment that ensures your mill is operating at peak efficiency. 

At AirTek, we inspect, maintain, and supply paper mill APC systems and parts to the pulp and paper industry that reduce particulate emissions and help mills meet today’s clean air standards. 

Air Pollution Control System Corrosion

Corrosion caused by acidic moisture can also be a factor in the degradation of paper mill ESPs, so our experienced engineers keep your equipment running at the correct temperature to avoid condensation that can lead to corrosion. We also conduct regular inspections to catch potential problems before they lead to costly shutdowns.

Modern APC Design for Pulp and Paper Mills

Modern air pollution control equipment design for paper mills accounts for the fine particles generated by boilers and removes them, resulting in cleaner air emissions. AirTek’s electrostatic processor design addresses the unique needs of pulp and paper mills.

Experience is key when developing systems for controlling paper mill pollution. Our staff of engineers knows the pulp and paper industry and the specific challenges it presents to air pollution control. We’ll design, install, and maintain your equipment and keep it up to today’s emission control standards. 

To continue to keep your pulp and paper mill’s air pollution control system doing its job, it’s critical to keep it properly maintained and up to date. AirTek’s preventive maintenance services ensure your APC system is working at peak performance and efficiency. 

Learn How You Can Keep Your Pulp and Paper Mill’s Pollution Control System Up to Date with AirTek in Troy, Alabama

From regular inspections and scheduled maintenance to new parts and equipment, AirTek is your trusted resource for serving the pulp and paper industry. Learn how we can help you keep your mill up to date, meeting modern air quality standards: contact us today.

AirTek is the premier supplier of pulp and paper mill air pollution control (APC) equipment, providing superior engineering, construction, and maintenance services. We have successfully managed projects to rebuild and upgrade the performance of electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) for a wide range of customers in the power generation, pulp and paper, petrochemical, rock products, and steel industries. AirTek is prepared to assist you with all your APC needs with honesty, integrity, and excellent service.