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OCT 2018

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30 www.coalage.com October 2018 ventilation controls Retrof it-ready Solutions Target Primary Needs With a market increasingly in search of options, suppliers promote solutions that speak to efficiency and safety concerns for brownfield projects by jesse morton, technical writer Right now, in the big fan space stateside, there are distinct opportunities for those with the right offerings, connections and timing, according to longtime expert, Bryon Cerklefskie. "When you look at the tax incentives now for capex proj- ects, people are ready to move," he said. "And you have all this antiquated equip- ment that sat around for much of the last half-decade that needs to be either up- graded or replaced." Aware of this, players in the sector are releasing and promoting solutions that speak to the loudest needs of the head office, solutions that offer increased effi- ciency and safety, and that require min- imal adjustments downstream. Here is a review of some recent developments. Reduced Costs and Cleaner Air SMJ Fans reported that the Shotgun Scrubber, a dual-independent leg wet-scrubbing system, is field-proven after four years of operation at a mine that produces roughly 5 million tons of low-vol met coal per year. The feedback from the miner, Vir- ginia's Buchanan Minerals, subsidiary The Shotgun Scrubber can be custom-designed for specific needs. (Photo: SMJ)

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