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Article: Ten Years of Optimised Baghouse Performance

Alan Gully, Lafarge-Canada; Chris Polizzi, Product Specialist at W. L. Gore & Associates; and John Knotts, Technical Sales at W. L. Gore & Associates, provide an overview of baghouse performance at the Lafarge Richmond plant in Canada.

Article: Proof of Success

Article: Proof of Success

Industry Articles,

Chris Polizzi, W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., USA, explains the US EPA ETV programme, a verification procedure that makes filter selection easier for cement plants.

Article:  Prove compliance under the new NESHAP regulations - three challenging scenarios for cement plants

Since September 2015, the new NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) regulations are in place. Many of the cement plants in the United States face the burden of proving their compliance with these new standards.

Article: Filters for NESHAP compliance

In a four page article, Chris Polizzi, W. L. Gore & Associates, USA, addresses how the implications of the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) in the USA are far reaching in their targeting to reduce emissions from cement plants to unprecedented lower levels.

Installation of GORE LOW DRAG bag filters.

The continued improvement of technology and operating practices often lies with individual companies taking responsibility to drive innovation in their product range. In the area of filter bags, a need to reduce resistance to air flow led to the development of new filter bags by W. L. Gore. Carlos Lopez Cuevas, W. L. Gore, USA addresses this topic in his article: Improvement is a responsibility.

Article: Knowing your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

A four page article by Chris Polizzi advising on how to achieve the lowest total cost ownership (TCO) in process baghouses. Published in World Cement (February 2018)

Article thumbnail image, Tracking Lower TCO

In an article published in the World Cement Magazine, Chris Polizzi, W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., details the pursuit of a lower total cost of ownership at a large kiln baghouse.

Article: What a Drag

Article: What a Drag

Industry Articles,

Chris Polizzi, W.L. Gore & Associates, USA, addresses the benefits that can be gained by installing filter bags with the lowest possible drag.

Finding Added Value - TCO

Carlos Lopéz Cuevas, W.L. Gore & Associates, Mexico, considers how calculating TCO can help identify added value as well as hidden costs. Cement plants are increasingly looking at Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when they make purchasing decisions. This is a useful tool that accounts for both the initial and ongoing costs of a product or service, as well as any indirect costs that should be considered.

A thumbnail image of the "Surviving Demand Changes" PDF article

Economic sequels from COVID-19 will be among the worst in history. But what did the cement industry do to counter its effects? This article illustrates how reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) through smart investments can allow a cement plant to remain flexible in times of low and high demand.

Written by Carlos Lopez Cuevas, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.