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January/February 2015 Edition

January/February 2015 Edition

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Sullair Celebrates 50 Years of Air Compressor Excellence

Congratulations go to Sullair Compressors as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2015! We enjoyed the opportunity to visit with President Scott Nelson and his team in the modern Chicago offices housing their Commercial Business Unit. “Joining the company was an opportunity for me to help strengthen the Sullair brand even further,” Nelson says.

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Formaldehyde Monitoring in the Poultry Industry

Monitoring ambient air quality in poultry farms is important to protect employee health. “Formaldehyde is widely used by the poultry industry as a disinfectant on poultry farms, in brooder houses, hatcheries and hatchery vehicles,” writes ENMET’s Nancy Aulisa.

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Special Engineering Meets Speed at Parker's Finite Airtek Filtration Division

A company making significant investments into their U.S. operations is Parker Hannifin’s FAF Division headquartered in Lancaster (Buffalo). I enjoyed touring their 130,000 square foot facility focused on compressed air treatment products. Ted Silva and Allan Hoerner allowed me to “look under the hood” and I was truly impressed by the multi-million dollar investments being made to embrace custom-engineered dryer manufacturing, product performance testing and inventory to support next-day shipments of standard products.

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Quality Compressed Air Services is True to its Name

Contributing Editor Neal Lorenzi profiles Quality Compressed Air Services, led by President Michael McCulley, who founded the firm in 2003 in Jackson, Mississippi. The company has now branched out to three locations including one in Louisiana.  “We are first and foremost a service company,” says Craig Counts, service manager. “Instead of working on one or two brands of equipment, we work on all brands.”

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Meat Packager Retrofits a Compressor with a VFD and Master Controls

A meat packaging plant was experiencing typical production flows of 2200 to 2700 acfm. Weekend air flow was 1400 cfm and an audit estimated a leak load of 800 acfm. A review of the system revealed this could be a good variable frequency drive compressor application. The question became should they buy a new VFD compressor or do a VFD retrofit? Tim Dugan, President of Compression Engineering Corp., provides us with an interesting article on how this question was evaluated.

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