Wood Products Industries

Air Control Techniques, P.C. works with many types of Wood Products Industry sources, including pellet manufacturing, kraft pulp mills, MDF and particle board plants, and sawmills. We are knowledgeable concerning the many requirements in applicable NFPA Standards, including NFPA 654 and 664.

Stack Testing

Stack testing in the Wood Products Industries can be challenging due to the co-presence of numerous analytes, the importance of organic HAPs, the high moisture levels, the presence of both very large and very small particulate matter in some gas streams, the very low VOC and organic HAP concentrations in some gas streams, and the presence of combustible dust in gas streams with unknown MEC levels. Air Control Techniques, P.C. is experienced in selecting the most accurate, appropriate, and defensible test methods.
  • Method 320, (FTIR) for pinenes and many organic HAPs
  • Method 25A
  • Method 18
  • Various NCASI Methods
  • Method 201A, filterable PM2.5 and PM10
  • Method 202, condensable particulate matter
We can express the emissions data in a variety of formats such as OTM 026 depending on the regulatory requirements and the capabilities of test methods in the specific gas streams tested.

Stack Testing Quality Assurance Monitoring

Air Control Techniques, P.C. provides test program design services, on-site monitoring, and post-test quality assurance review for all of the test methods listed above.

Ventilation System Testing and Balancing

Wood Product Industries often have complex, blast-gate dependent ventilation systems to control combustible dust from a large number of individual sources. Air Control Techniques, P.C. can help test and re-balance these systems to minimize combustible dust accumulation in areas near pick-up hoods and in upper elevations of the facilities.

Fabric Filter, Cyclones, Wet ESP, RTO, and Absorber Performance Optimization

Air Control Techniques, P.C. conducts specialized air emission tests, control equipment diagnostics tests, and internal inspections as necessary to help operators optimize performance and reduce the operating costs of air pollution control systems common in the Wood Products Industries.

VOC and Organic HAP Control Systems

Air Control Techniques, P.C. is developing new VOC and Organic HAPs control systems to reduce air emissions and operating costs for wood driers.