Petrochemical manufacturing is used to produce a wide range of products including plastics, rubbers, adhesives, resin, dyes, and synthetic fibers - to name a few. During grinding, reforming, and other petrochemical manufacturing processes, emissions are generated and transmitted into the airstream. Air emissions can also escape from pumps, valves, flanges, storage tanks, and loading and unloading operations. Some of the contaminants found in these emissions are known carcinogens and/ or toxic.
The amount of emissions released in a plant or facility is based on climate conditions, material handling, and the processing of products. Petrochemical manufacturing plants also generate solid waste and sludge, which can be considered hazardous because of the toxic organics and heavy metals present. To ensure that emissions are kept below an acceptable limit, safety equipment - such as fume extractors, are utilized to remove hazardous air emissions before they enter breathing zones.
When it comes to extracting petrochemical manufacturing emissions, ducting is key! It acts as the hose and wand that draws dust away from the extraction point. The fume extractor acts as the vacuum cleaner where the dust is filtered and cleaned air is either returned into the plant or extracted outside away from the building.
Because petrochemical manufacturing plants are large and complex, they require durable and reliable ducting systems that are easy to maintenance and access as needed. Nordfab Quick-Fit Ducting features unique rolled edge ends and easy-to-use clamps to make accessing, relocating and assembling ductwork easy. Nordfab Ducting also installs without rivets, screws, or special tools, unlike flanged and spiral ducting that has to be bolted or screwed together.
Nordfab QF Ducting offers one of the lowest life-cycle costs of any ducting product because it's easy to uninstall and relocate. It can be implemented into already existing ductwork systems to improve effectiveness and prevent leakage in older structures. To get started on your quote, get in touch with us! We'll send you a professional CAD drawing, parts list, budgetary quote, and detailed installation instructions - at no cost!
As a manufacturer and distributor of Air Cleaning, Ducting, and Filtration products we are proud to have been identified as an essential business. We will remain open for business performing essential operations during this crisis, supplying industrial, military, and healthcare operations with our products. We are shipping orders on time, with no delay in manufacturing.
Our phone lines are open from 9am-5pm central time, Monday through Friday. Our staff is working remotely wherever possible and we will maintain a bare minimum staff on-site to perform basic operations of order processing and accounting. Our on-site staff will follow the appropriate best practices and guidelines set forth by OSHA's latest release of "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19."
These are unprecedented times and we are committed to protecting both our employees and our communities. Clean air has never been more important, and we're making sure our customers have everything they need. From those working from home who need high quality air filters, to the other essential businesses we supply products to, we're here for you.
We thank you for your support and your business and we hope that this will all be over soon.
Beginning February 12, 2021, Nordfab will include a 25% materials surcharge on all products.
Volatility in the steel industry has led to unprecedented steel price increases since August 2020, and this surcharge affects all Nordfab distributors & customers.
As Nordfab's largest distributor, we remain committed to bringing you the highest value products and services as well as to providing transparency related to our pricing.
We appreciate your understanding