How to Choose an Environmental Protection Compliance Partner
Running an efficient operation is as important as compliance with pollution control mandates. Consideration of the pollution control equipment provider therefore requires the same due diligence as hiring any other professional resource; with a great deal at stake in this circumstance.
At Gulf Coast Environmental Systems, we are environmental consultants, not a sales force with requisite quotas. Our reputation is solidly placed on outfitting facilities with equipment suiting the specifications and effectively eliminating the pollutants generated based on what is being manufactured and those precise pollutants.
Environmental regulations have become stricter, to the benefit of the planet as a whole. The technology to keep in step has also advanced to efficiently remove pollutants for comprehensive ‘end of the pipe’ solutions. We comply in all situations by developing custom solutions that conform to the distinctions that set production plants apart.
Choosing an Environmental Protection Compliance Partner
There are right and wrong decisions that can be made; the wrong ones with far-reaching and expensive consequences. As a company would when hiring any outside professional, select several providers and vet them.
- Make certain the pollution control systems partner will conduct process stream analyses so the perfect solution or range of options can be presented.
- Confirm whether or not their ability to provide solutions are created under one roof, or are they subcontracting work which will potentially be reflected in the costs? Ideally, engineering services, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and ongoing support should derive from the same source.
- Do they have experience in exactly what you seek, or have they only “done something like it” elsewhere?
- Do they possess the appropriate familiarity with the exact regulations as well as with the related regulatory agency that oversees this particular production process?
- What in-house resources do they have to successfully assess, design, install, and maintain the equipment?
- Has the history of the company and the feedback of former and present clients been considered?
- Does the company have the ability to customize solutions or are all solutions sitting on a warehouse shelf?
Increased Capacity for Pollution Control Devices
Deference to the benefits and necessities of customization, begs the question about ability to increase capacity.
For example, we have found that a large percentage of companies that experience growth will in turn outgrow existing Thermal Oxidizers. Equipment this essential cannot be virtually obsolete upon initial installation. Inherent in the installed equipment must be the ability to expand to accommodate growth.
With the development of new RTO ceramic media, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers can be expanded up to 50% depending on the current type of ceramic media being used. These media change-outs or upgrades not only increase capacity, but may also drastically reduce operating costs, in both fuel and power consumption.
We recommend thoroughly vetting the pollution control providers your company considers, and suggest giving a close look at their experience in your precise operation/production type, as well as their ability to engineer and install an adaptable solution that will work for today and tomorrow.