Many surface finishing companies have seen their power bills increase more dramatically in recent years. Some of these increases are due to recent environmental and economic conditions. A multi-billion-dollar ash cleanup process for coal power plants will likely be offset to customers in the coming years. A recent cancellation of a US regional nuclear facility under construction has costed billions of dollars with nothing to show, and will likely be offset to customers over many years. For finishers, the operational cost of heating, cooling, and ventilating buildings and processes can add up to a significant dollar amount.
The use of mechanical covers in process lines can save heating and cooling losses, as compared to a typical open surfaced process line. Integrating the covers with a well-engineered ventilation system will conserve tremendous amounts of energy required to properly control tank emissions.
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