Product News
August 2016

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Dustex Purchases Lundberg Associates

Dustex, LLC of Kennesaw, Ga. has acquired A.H. Lundberg Associates and formed a new company, Lundberg, LLC, which will take over all operations of the previous company.

“The combination of the technologies offered by Dustex and Lundberg creates a full service air pollution control company that can offer solutions to mitigate nearly any emissions control concern,” comments Douglas Giarde, president of Lundberg, LLC.”

“The complementary fit between the two companies provides us with both additional scale and ability to expand our offerings into an even wider array of industries and geographies, further enhancing our never-ending goal of presenting the optimal solution for every application,” says Dustex CEO Patrick Paul.

Lundberg, LLC operations will continue in Bellevue, Wash. Lundberg includes the GeoEnergy wet ESPs, RTOs and other devices.

CPM Promotes Belt Drying

CPM Wolverine Proctor, as a world leader in conveyor drying, offers a drying solution to meet all your pellet plant needs including customized solutions. With a variety of belt widths, heat sources, configurations and capacities, the Wolverine Proctor conveyor dryer can be manufactured for any facility worldwide.

The dryer housing framework is fabricated from heavy duty structural steel square and rectangular tubing and angle sections to form rigid frames. The housing structure is clad in double skinned panels filled with SR-26 insulation. Panels are welded at the corners so as to be vapor tight from inside the machine. For easy access to the interior for cleaning, side panels are doors that are hung on special latches.

Conveyor return is designed for outside the dryer housing and below the conveyor sub floor. The dryer conveyor consists of a polyester web type conveyor belt supported on evenly spaced carry rollers in the main body and return sections with an end take-up and automatic tracking system.

CPM offers steam or hot water process air heating systems. Alternate heat sources can be evaluated on a per-application basis.

The advantages of a belt dryer are many. Since they operate at low temperatures they are ideal for use with residual steam or hot water generated by other plant processes. VOCs are not generated during the conveyor drying process due to low drying temperatures. A rotary picker, located at the center of the dryer, turns the product for increased capacity and uniformity. Visit

Drying Tech Focuses On Moisture Sensing

If you have been diagnosed with a serious health malady, would you want a generalist who uses a cookie-cutter treatment approach? The obvious answer is you would engage the best specialist available. So why leave it up to a cookie-cutter to “string together” the most critical operation in a pellet mill—your moisture sensing and control system.

Drying Technology Inc. specializes in developing and installing theoretically-based moisture sensing and control technology. The twice-patented, award-winning Delta T solved the three main problems with moisture sensing and control by supplying the following exclusive solutions: (1) an inside-the-dryer moisture sensor consisting of software and two ordinary temperature sensors that is rugged, reliable, does not drift, and does not require recalibration; (2) a simple, non-problematic, relatively inexpensive evaporative load sensor; and (3) a unique capability for re-calculating the setpoint value needed to maintain the target moisture following changes in biomass mc and or feed rate. Visit

NESTEC Has Solutions For Clean Air

NESTEC is a leader in providing air pollution control solutions, focusing primarily on reducing VOC and HAP emissions. Since 1999, it has engineered more than 1,000 new and aftermarket projects.

Carbon monoxide, wood dust particulate, condensable organic aerosols, alkali metal containing ash, water-saturated air streams—these are some of the constituents found in VOC exhaust streams emitted from wood-products operations. NESTEC engineers have decades of experience treating emissions in wood products plants.

NESTEC engineers take a comprehensive approach to evaluating, designing and building completely integrated clean-air solutions, striving to reach maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards for every solution.

NESTEC provides single-point responsibility and service/training for all oxidizer systems, with 24/7 response and cellular online router service. Using the secure Talk2M tunnel, cloud-based servers allow authorized users immediate connection to their oxidizer control panel, as well as remote service assistance and diagnostic support.

Getting started is simple: NESTEC will review your plant operation, analyze your control system’s performance, and make recommendations to optimize your efficiency—whether that means upgrading your current protocols, or providing a new system designed for your needs. Visit

Sugimat Provides Combustion Systems

SUGIMAT offers combustion technologies that enable companies to use their production waste to produce both thermal and electric energy. With plants ranging from 350 kW to 50 MW, SUGIMAT has more than 3,000 references in 27 countries.

SUGIMAT heaters can use biomass or non-conventional fuels using various combustion systems such as a cylindrical furnace, combustion chambers with pusher grates, travelling grates, dust-injection systems or fluidized beds.

In addition to thermal oil and steam heaters, the company produces installations with hot water and overheated water boilers, as well as hot gas generators and auxiliary HTF heaters for solar thermal plants.

SUGIMAT also develops heaters for energy cogeneration systems by ORC turbines and other equipment i.e. exchangers, steam generators and exhaust gas cleaning systems.

During more than 38 years of experience, SUGIMAT has developed many projects with a variety of types of fuel. The innovative fluidized bed combustion system, suitable for non-conventional types of fuel, is able to burn fuels with ash content up to 50% and moisture content up to 70%.

In order to ensure the right performance of the waste as fuel, SUGIMAT has a specialized laboratory where combustion tests can be performed and new technologies can be designed and developed. Visit

Gassed Up

PHG Energy’s waste-to-energy gasification plant in Lebanon, Tenn. is quickly progressing from concrete foundations to the erection of steel structures. Touring the site are Scott McRae, gasification project manager for the city, and Tom Doherty with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation’s office of sustainable practices, which awarded the city a $250,000 grant to help with the building of this plant. PHG Energy, based in Nashville, develops, manufactures and installs industrial-grade downdraft gasification systems. The technology employs a non-burning thermo-chemical process in which waste materials or renewable biomass is cleanly converted to a fuel gas with combustion properties similar to natural gas.

Evergreen Engineering Expands To Atlanta

Eugene, Ore.-based Evergreen Engineering has opened a branch office in Atlanta, Ga. to pursue opportunities in the Southeastern U.S. The office has begun operations. The Atlanta office will initially consist of 10 employees but is expected to grow substantially.

Evergreen President Gordon Yutzy comments, “This new office is a natural progression for Evergreen; it represents our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible engineering services to our many clients in the Southeastern region and continuing to develop new relationships in the industries we serve.

The address of the new office is: Evergreen Engineering, Inc., 8607 Roberts Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350. Visit

Rotochopper Names Regional Sales Mgr.

Dave Whitelaw has joined the Rotochopper sales team as Regional Sales Manager for Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. He brings 20 years of experience in the organics and wood recycling industry, including operations management, sales and consulting.

Progress Offers Remote Log Crane

­­­With the option of a remote style log crane, an operator can be in a separate control room away from the log crane. This allows one operator to control the infeed deck system and still operate the log crane, too. In many cases where an operator is not comfortable traveling on the crane, this allows him or her to be in a stationary control room.

Progress Industries offers log cranes from 75' to 180' with capacities of 14 tons to 45 tons. These radial cranes travel in a 360° circle, unloading trucks with treelength logs or short logs. The logs are then stacked in a circle for storage or fed for processing. Storage capacities can reach up to 20,000 cords of 60' treelength. Visit

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