What is an Electrostatic Precipitator?
An electrostatic precipitator is a highly efficient particulate collection device that removes particulate matter from a gas stream using electrostatics. Also known as an electrostatic air cleaner, this device uses electrical charges to remove either solid or liquid droplets (or impurities) that come from gases in smokestacks. These particles are removed with electrical energy that charges the particles positively or negatively, making them easier to catch. The technology was developed in the early part of the twentieth century and has evolved to play a major role across a wide range of particulate collecting and control applications.
These devices have highly technical parts, including gas distribution plates, discharge electrodes, plates or pipes that collect particles on the surface, and rappers.
Electrostatic precipitators can be part of a process that recovers a product from the gas stream so it can be reused. Most precipitators, however, are air pollution control devices that eliminate the emission of these fine dust particles into the environment.
Advantages of Electrostatic Precipitators
Having air pollution control equipment for your business, factory, or plant might be essential for meeting laws and regulations of operation. There are a lot of benefits to having an electrostatic precipitator as that system. Here are just a few of the biggest advantages of an ESP system:
- ESPs can handle large gas volumes and heavy dust loads at low pressures.
- It has low energy operating cost.
- It can be used for the collection of both dry and wet impurities.
- ESPs are durable and will last a long time if maintained properly.
Additionally, AirTek’s ESPs are specifically designed to accomplish:
- High Collection Efficiencies
- Low Emissions
- Minimal Pressure Loss
- Minimal Operational Downtime
- Low Initial Capital
Industries for ESPs
At AirTek we engineer, design, fabricate, and erect ESPs for many industries. Some of the most common areas of industry that need an ESP to include:
- Power Generation
- Pulp & Paper
- Rock Products
If you’re working within one of these industries or think an ESP might be needed for your business, AirTek can help get you set up with a system that works best for you.
Some applications served within these industries include coal-fired boilers, wood-fired boilers, combination-fire boilers, recovery boilers, lime, and cement kilns.
Design Features and Technology
AirTek incorporates the latest technology in our precipitator design including:
- Collecting Plates
- Rigid Discharge Electrodes
- Direct Rapping
- Roof Mounted Electro-magnetic Rapping Systems
- Microprocessor Automatic Voltage Controls to Ensure Optimal Collection Efficiencies
Electrostatic Precipitators and Air Pollution Control Equipment Services
You rely on your electrostatic precipitator to do its job day after day, but who can you call when it needs maintenance, repairs, or even upgrades? At AirTek, we partner with you to provide a range of services for our own and other manufacturers’ air pollution control equipment located in your facility. Services that AirTek offers for your ESP system includes:
- Repairs and Upgrades
- Engineering and Design Services for Major Repairs, Rebuilds, or Upgrades
- Fabrication, Procurement, and Installation Services for Rebuilds or Upgrades
AirTek can also supply the following services to erect your ESP system:
- Construction Management
- Thermal Insulation and Installation
- Mechanical Erection of ESP
- Low Voltage Wiring
We also offer complete turnkey solutions through the installation of our equipment by our experienced construction crews.
Safety Equipment and Materials Provided by AirTek
AirTek can supply all the material necessary for a complete operational electrostatic precipitator.
Material that is considered part of the standard precipitator scope of supply includes:
- Key Interlock Systems
- Access Doors
- Wrappers and Controls
- Plenums or Nozzles
- Transformer Rectifiers and Controls
- Purge Air Systems
- Access Facilities
AirTek can also supply the following material which would be considered optional or “balance of plant”:
- Support Steel
- Slide Gates
- Weather Enclosure
- Material Handling Equipment
- Motor Control Centers
- Monorail Systems
- Expansion Joints
- Prefabricated Control Rooms
- Control Systems
Questions About ESPs? Contact AirTek!
Wanting to learn more about an electrostatic precipitator and how it might be a benefit for your company? Looking to upgrade your current system? AirTek is the most trusted air pollution control equipment manufacturer and service provider in Alabama. We have the expertise and the knowledge to provide the best support possible. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today.