PSP® Coated Metal Fume Exhaust Duct Excels Across Industries
Operational demands and safety requirements have driven a clear need for more chemically resistant and fire resistant fume exhaust systems among advanced process facilities. Exhaust duct systems in these environments must be able to chemically withstand highly corrosive process fume exhaust, not contribute to smoke or flame-spread in the event of a fire, and still stand up to any external environmental conditions or aggressive cleaning agents to which they may be exposed over the course of their lifecycle.
Topics: fume exhaust duct, lab safety
On-Site Personal WellnesS & Physical Therapy Program
Injury and Health Management Solutions Inc. (IHMS), a local physical therapy, athletic training and rehabilitation service provider has become an integral part of Fab-Tech's wellness program. IHMS comes on-site weekly to do ergonomic assessments and provide physical therapy services for Fab-Tech employees to help alleviate both work and non-work related aches and pains.
IHMS provides "trained and certified Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers to work with clients and companies to restore and promote efficient movement and function - leading to improved productivity, health and a better way of life."
Electric Bike Demo Day at Fab-Tech a Big Hit
Local bike shop, Old Spokes Home, recently paid a visit to Fab-Tech to demo and raise awareness for its E-bike program which provides affordable and convenient transportation to income-eligible Vermonters. Through this program, "over 500 donated used bikes are refurbished every year and provided to customers of all ages - helping them get to work, school, and play without the financial burden of an individual motor vehicle."
A number of Fab-Tech employees jumped at the opportunity to try the E-bikes for themselves.
WhAT's Replacing FRP Duct on WWTP Odor Control Systems?
Traditionally, FRP duct has been the standard material for handling foul air exhaust in wastewater treatment plant odor control systems. Today however, as system longevity, overall fire safety, environmental footprint and ease of installation and maintenance play larger roles in system design specifications, WWTP's are increasingly turning to coated stainless steel for their odor control system needs.
Topics: wastewater treatment plant odor control
For An Accurate and Buildable Fume Exhaust Duct design Every Time
Fab-Tech is pleased to announce the latest advancement in our design-technology. The PSP® BIM Revit Plugin streamlines design time and improves quality control and assurance on any corrosive fume exhaust or wastewater odor control system layout; providing engineers or installing contractors with an accurate and buildable exhaust duct design every time.
Topics: fume exhaust duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control
Nicole Robinson Achieves CSCP Certification
Fab-Tech wishes to congratulate Nicole Robinson, Supply Chain Manager, for successfully passing her APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) exam. This is the highest level professional supply chain certificate from one of the world’s leading professional supply chain organizations, and is the culmination of a lot of studying and hard work.
Jake Conner is Promoted to Vice President of Operations
Fab-Tech is pleased to announce Jake Conner has accepted the position of Vice President of Operations. In this role Jake will lead an increased focus on Safety, LEAN visual practices, and Operational efficiency as our product mix evolves with the addition of growing share in the Wastewater Treatment market.
An Assessment of Landfilled GFRP ComposIte Waste
As communities, municipalities and wastewater treatment facilities alike devote more and more resources toward mitigating hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) as an industrial and environmental pollutant , the resultant foul-air systems and the materials from which they are constructed must be called into question.
Topics: frp duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control
Coated Stainless Steel versus FRP Duct On Sustainability
We are entering a new age, one where people are realizing that it’s possible to meet and exceed business financial goals and to still make progress in preserving our environment. This concept is taking hold in new and diverse ways across many commercial and industrial spheres. It's known as the circular economy.
You’ll be hearing this phrase more and more as its influence grows, but what exactly does it mean?
Topics: frp duct, wastewater treatment plant odor control
MULTIPLE METHODS FOR SLUDGE DEWATERING BUT ONLY ONE ODOR CONTROL SOLUTION
Sludge dewatering is the process of removing as much water as possible from wastewater and sewage sludge. The output of this process includes untreated water that will continue to be cleaned and purified (before being released and reused), and biosolids with drastically reduced liquid content, volume and mass.
The reduced mass and volume of the biosolid end-product makes it far easier to store or transport, being both lighter and with a far smaller footprint. It is then either land applied as agricultural fertilizer or sent to a landfill.
Topics: wastewater treatment plant odor control, sludge dewatering
Importance of Ventilated Odor Control in Wastewater Biosolids Areas
Biosolids are a nutrient-rich organic material produced when sewage sludge is extracted from wastewater and treated with several processes, including one to reduce pathogens. It can have an organic matter content of up to 50% and is often used as an alternative to conventional fertilizer.
Topics: biosolids management, wastewater treatment plant odor control
4 Considerations for Wastewater Odor Control Technology
When odors from wastewater treatment facilities become problematic for surrounding communities, they have the potential to cause more headaches than simply an unpleasant smell. Depending on the severity of the foul air, locals may contact plant management to complain, or in more severe cases they may even reach out to local government or the media to make their complaints be known. If these odors begin to garner political or media attention it could hurt the reputation of the plant. Moreover, severe odors can impact job satisfaction and even the safety of on-site employees.
So, what can be done to control problem odors?
Topics: wastewater treatment plant odor control, odor control technology, odor control systems
We set the industry standard for safe and reliable corrosive fume exhaust duct systems through the efforts of our team of hard working employees. In addition to the safety that we engineer into our fume exhaust duct products, we emphasize "Safety Always" across all aspects of our business operations. As such, we like to recognize when our employees embody this initiative by practicing impeccable safety in their daily work routines.
Today we'd like to recognize Jim Raymond for his hard work and dedication to upholding our corporate safety vision.
Topics: careers, safety
Opening Day at Semicon West 2019
The Future of Advanced Manufacturing is here. Come see us in the Moscone Center North Hall at Booth 5972.
Early interest at the opening to meet with Fab-Tech President, Scott Fine, and our systems and equipment experts.
Topics: semicon west
What: Semicon West 2019
Where: San Francisco, Moscone Center
When: July 9th-11th
Fab-Tech will be exhibiting at Semicon West 2019 in San Francisco. We will be attending along with our sister CPS Group company, Diversified Fluid Solutions. Come meet our team at Booth 5972 in the North Hall to discover how our fume exhaust duct systems can translate to 60 to 70%+ installation labor savings, superior fire safety, and virtually zero lifetime maintenance compared to FRP duct. Our experts will be on hand to answer these questions and more.
Topics: semicon west
Merging Size and Safety in PSP® Fume Exhaust Duct Production
As part of a corporate wide safety awareness initiative, Fab-Tech recently implemented changes to our manufacturing process to reflect a safer way to perform the fabrication and coating of our vent duct systems. Since our largest diameter exhaust duct was among the first to roll off the production line following the process updates, we decided it was time to take a step back and admire the fruits of our labor.
Topics: fume exhaust duct, careers
Why Lab Ventilation Systems Should Use PSP® Fume Exhaust Duct
Fab-Tech’s proprietary fluoropolymer coated stainless steel fume exhaust duct carries clear benefits across an array of industrial and scientific research applications.
Given its status as the material of choice for venting corrosive fumes in semiconductor manufacturing, laboratory owners in private and university settings have taken note and are now following suit.
Topics: frp duct, fume exhaust duct, laboratory ventilation
Production Employees Seize Professional Development Opportunity
Through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI), two Fab-Tech employees have registered to take Certified Production Technician courses at CCV in Winooski. The 9-month CPT training program is a "nationally recognized credential" that affords both professional development and increased earnings potential.
Topics: careers, CPT Training
Welcoming Design Engineer Mike Lucy
Fab-Tech is pleased to announce it has added Design Engineer, Mike Lucy, to its growing roster of engineers.
Prior to joining Fab-Tech, Mike held the position of Design Engineer with Cascades Containerboard in Schenectady, New York, where he worked on design innovations for the packaging and containers industry.
Topics: careers, design engineer
Successful MFG Day Event at Fab-Tech
Manufacturing Day is a growing nationally-held event which allows modern process facilities to embrace groups and individuals that are on an early manufacturing career path. Across the nation, manufacturers open their doors to showcase their work and to provide a look into the state of the industry, all with the intent of sparking inspiration in the minds of incoming manufacturers and engineers.
Originating in 2011, MFG Day has been recognized on the first Friday of every October, and it is increasingly uniting manufacturers in a national effort to raise awareness on how and why manufacturing is the backbone of any vibrant economy.
Topics: MFG Day, careers
Awarded for Significant Contributions to Workplace and Community
Fab-Tech Inc., Sales Operations Specialist, Bailey Gokey, has been recognized as a 2018 Rising Star by Vermont Business Magazine for her outstanding community service and exemplary work ethic. The award will be presented to her at a special reception and dinner to be held at the Trader Dukes Hotel on November 8th.
Bailey is among a select group of young Vermont professionals that were chosen by a panel of judges to be honored with the award this year.
PSP® On Display at WEFTEC 2018
Fab-Tech Inc., will be attending the 91st annual WEFTEC Conference in New Orleans, joining nearly 21,000 registrants and 1000+ exhibitors from around the world.
This event is "recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world... providing unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field."
Topics: wastewater treatment plant odor control
Video Comparison of PSP® Vent Pipe and FRP Duct Assembly
A common belief among engineers and facility designers is that coated stainless steel vent pipe is more expensive than FRP duct alternatives. While the upfront material costs of fiberglass may appear slightly cheaper on estimates, it is most important to compare equivalent systems, such as the resin and service type of FRP duct, and to include an evaluation of system installation time and cost.
Topics: vent pipe installation, frp duct, duct installation
Chad Whittemore is Promoted to Director of Operations
Fab-Tech and Pure Guard are looking to experience some exciting times during the next two years. We have been living in a digital world where semiconductors have been taken for granted. But, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing everything – and bringing semiconductors back into the spotlight. AI’s potential market of hundreds of zettabytes and trillions of dollars relies on new or refurbished chip manufacturing facilities.
Differentiate Your Firm in Your Next WWTP Pitch
The AE marketplace gets more competitive every day. AE firms competing for the larger and more valuable WWTP projects must stay ahead of the competition or become commoditized.
It's not every day that an advanced process solution presents itself in the wastewater treatment market which provides so many benefits to operators and allows specifying engineers to stand out.
So, how can adding PermaShield Pipe to an AE firm’s toolbox help them stand out and stay innovative?
Topics: vent duct, facility design
Awarded for Service and Support of Vermont National Guard and Reserve Members
Colchester, Vermont - Scott Fine, President of Fab-Tech Inc., has been recognized by Vermont ESGR for his service and support of Vermont's Guard and Reserve members.
During their annual banquet held recently in South Burlington, Vermont, ESGR recognized Scott Fine as one of more than "40 employers who provided outstanding support to their citizen warrior employees over the past year. Guest speaker for the event was Major General Steven Cray, Vermont’s Adjutant General. State of Vermont Governor Phil Scott also participated in recognizing employers and providing brief comments. The event, hosted by Jean O’Sullivan, Vermont State ESGR Chair, was attended by several other senior uniformed Guard and Reserve members as well as key business and community leaders." 
Topics: awards and recognition, careers
PSP® Vent Duct Safely Handles Hydrochloric Acid Fumes
Belvidere, NJ - During the manufacture of a pilot run of innovative Vitamin C products, Roche Vitamins set out to solve a long standing problem that many pharmaceutical manufacturers and research labs face with their process ventilation systems.
That is, how to contain and exhaust highly corrosive acid fumes without having to perpetually replace the vent duct system.
Topics: vent duct, acid fumes
5 Lab Design Criteria for the Future of U.S. National Labs
Governments around the world rely on their national labs to conduct research that will keep them at the leading edge of scientific and technological advancement.
Considering that U.S. national labs were developed during the middle of the 20th century and their management model is only recently showing signs of change, a major concern is that our national lab system may be many times inadequate to keep pace with modern day research initiatives.
Topics: lab design, national labs
PSP® Enhances lab Safety in State Of The Art MIT Nano-Complex
MIT is currently constructing a 200,000 square foot center for nanotechnology and nano-science at their campus in Cambridge, MA. Nicknamed MIT.nano, the facility will follow an open lab design concept to bring faculty, researchers and students together on a grand scale of collaboration.
Topics: fume exhaust duct, lab design, lab safety
A Closer Look At The Class 1 Fire Rating And ASTM E-84 Results of PSP® Fume Exhaust Duct
Prior to the appearance of 300 series fluoropolymer coated stainless steel, the most common materials for process ventilation were galvanized steel, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene and FRP duct.
In today's high-cost high-tech process facilities, strong regulations and higher standards for fire-safety are turning the attention of facility owners, engineers, and underwriting insurers alike toward PSP® fluoropolymer coated fume exhaust duct.
To understand why, let's take a look at how PSP® gets its superior Class 1 fire rating.
Topics: frp duct, class 1 fire rating, astm e-84, class 1 duct