Air Control Science creates new aluminum division

Boulder, CO— Air Control Science, Inc., (ACS) an engineering, procurement and construction firm specializing in dust and fume control in coal-fired power and primary metal industries, has formed a division to specifically address materials handling issues within the aluminum industry. Air Control Science has executed hundreds of projects in the aluminum and primary metals industries. The new division will focus on delivering this experience to aluminum facilities worldwide.

Many of the engineering, design, and construction practices the firm has developed within coal-fired power plants will be applicable for the aluminum industry. In fact, Air Control Science will work to achieve the same goals it applies in coal-fired power plants: safely conveying materials within the process plant so that assets are protected, risk is reduced, plants operate more efficiently, and most importantly, the workers within these plants function in a clean, healthy environment.

“What makes us different is that we do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to analyzing and developing materials handling solutions,” said ACS chairman and CEO John S. Fischer. “Instead, we thoroughly analyze the environment for an improved conveyance and find the best solution for that particular problem.”

To remain competitive, the aluminum industry demands increased production rates, tight quality control and minimal product loss during conveyance. Air Control Science helps solve these issues through a rational analysis of the material properties, flow and the overall handling systems, including the design of the dust control systems, chutes and conveyor transfer points. This audit leads to design specifications that match the needs of the environment.

The ACS Aluminum Division will be under the guidance of managing director Dale Barnard.

The new division will focus primarily on conveyance systems at aluminum smelters, Bauxite mines, alumina refineries, and coal-fired power plants that support these production operations. Proper conveying and transfer of materials in these environments prevents spillage, dusting, and plugging. The division will deliver retrofit and new construction designs.

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