Thursday, November 20, 2008
are either industry leaders in their fields or professionals that demanded the very best. I migrated into sales after a few years to assist our customers and provide them with the best equipment on the market. It was easy for me to make the claim that we are the best. Not only do I believe this, but AZI is focused on keeping this true. I found great rewards in promoting great product to great customers. Selling for over 10 years has allowed me the opportunity to hear from many of you that word of mouth and referrals is the most effective way to market a great product and company. As a result of our commitment to our customers, AZI chooses to provide higher level service and relationships with our customers.
-Rick Ervin, Director of Sales
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Intermountain Power Service Corporation, which operates and maintains a coal fired power facility located 80 miles south of Salt Lake City, UT in Delta, UT purchased a Computrac® MAX® 2000XL in 2006 to assist in the control of their Wet Limestone Flue Gas Desulfurization Scrubbers. In order to minimize sulfur emissions, limestone slurry is used to bind the sulfur dioxide from the flue gas into Calcium Sulfate (synthetic gypsum), that can be easily landfilled. The addition of an antifoam agent is required to reduce the foaming caused by biological matter carried into the scrubber modules by the limestone slurry and makeup water. The addition of the silicon based antifoaming agent in excessive amounts inhibits the oxidation reaction, resulting in a byproduct of Calcium Sulfite. The Calcium Sulfite has a finer crystalline structure which scales piping and equipment, and is extremely difficult to dewater and landfill. To offset this, IPSC added polymer to aid in settling and removal of the scrubber byproducts. The use of the MAX® 2000XL has allowed IPSC to control the usage of defoamer, by providing a means to quantify how much is too much. This in turn has decreased the amount of polymer being used. The statistics of actual dollars being saved is as follows:
In 2005, IPSC used $329,000.00 in defoamer, whereas in mid-2006, when the company began testing the MAX® 2000XL, the reduction in chemical usage dropped to $252,000.00. In 2007, after a full year of using the MAX® 2000XL, the chemical usage dropped to $88,000.00.®In addition to the MAX® 2000XL saving a significant amount of money on the front end, the
company was also able to utilize the MAX® 2000XL data to control waste solids and reduce polymer usage. The polymer expenses were $110,000 in 2005, $127,000.00 in 2006, and $15,000.00 in 2007.
Ask Stephanie a question-Stephanie Blaha, National Account Representative
Thursday, July 3, 2008
measurements. The new instrument also features a temperature ramp control feature that allows the MAX® 5000XL to be used for qualitative analyses that were previously only possible using a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). It looks identical to the regular MAX®5000, but has some really great new features that will really add to the ease of use.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I believe that more and more people are getting on board with the going green thing, even if it is just the smallest change, such as remembering to recycle or turning offthe lights or television when leaving a room. Once people start becoming more open-minded about accepting these changes, which we will probably be seeing more of in the near future, we will realize that it really can improve the quality of our life as a whole if we all just do our little part. Do you have any interesting stories or pictures about your experiences with foods that you would like to share?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print your story in a future newsletter!
-Joya Nielsen, Marketing Coordinator
Friday, February 1, 2008
-Garrett Rowe, Lab Manager