In the third quarter of 2015, Advanced Cyclone Systems (ACS) worked on several ongoing projects, which are being installed for new critical applications.
The company also secured several orders for strategic geographies in the biomass and coal combustion ‘core’ market.
Considering the worse international outlook of several emerging economies where ACS is present, the company is happy the projects are still moving forward.
The largest cyclones are being installed in ArcelorMittal’s model plant in Ghent, Belgium, by ACS’s partner Mecwide , an international company based in Portugal supporting ACS in the fabrication, installation and global commissioning for large projects.
In Ghent, the objective was to protect a 3.5MW fan from abrasive dust in the scope of an energy recovery project where hot air is recirculated to the sinter strand.
In another critical application, ACS is installing high-pressure cyclones designed to capture black powder from natural gas lines, alleviating and possibly in the future, replacing cartridge filters in city filtration stations operated by EDP – Gas Distribuição, preventing serious damages this powder causes in gas users´ equipment.
In the powder recovery area, new orders were received from several pharmaceutical companies in the scope of new projects for API powder recovery, including Hovione and Ipsen.
Regarding the biomass combustion area, the company have to highlight its first project for this application in Brazil (company Florestal) in order to comply with particulate matter (PM) emission regulation in Rio Grande do Sul State (70mg/Nm3).
In Malaysia, ACS signed an agreement with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board on the divulgation and information of ReCyclone systems as a solution to reduce PM emissions under new imposed limits.
ACS and the MPOB, supported by O’rec Industries, will have a demonstration plant in Sindora Berhad Palm Oil Mill in Johor Bahru, Malaysia for all interested parties.