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Alternatives in Air Emission Modeling for Characterization of Processes & Process Change
1998, J.R. Lord & P. Gallerani; Plating and Surface Finishing
Abstract: As facilities prepare for the requirements of Title V of the Clean Air Act, and as permissible exposure limits (PEL) under OSHA continue to decrease, effective means of modeling process air emissions become increasingly important. To date, the focus of air modeling has been to establish the effects of process emissions after they leave the plant, or on the effect of exposures to employees over various time intervals, assuming particular concentrations. Most current techniques are not readily adaptable to assess potential emissions from process changes. The available techniques generally need empirical concentration data to perform the modeling. This paper will examine the strengths and weaknesses of various modeling techniques used for estimating process emissions. Building on this information, a framework will be developed to assist in predicting process emissions that does not rely on empirical data and would therefore be of use in process design.
AESF/EPA Pollution Prevention Training Course for Metal Finishing
1996, Peter Gallerani; Plating and Surface Finishing
Abstract: The AESF has been awarded a U.S. EPA grant of $300,000, under the EPAüs Environmental Technology Initiative, for the creation of a pollution prevention training course for metal finishing. This course is targeted primarily at managers and operators in small to large jobshops and captive finishing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. It is estimated that there are approximately 6,700 jobshops and an even greater number of captive facilities in the U.S. alone. The industry currently has no comprehensive training materials to train industry personnel in pollution prevention technologies and practices and, more importantly, in the application of those technologies and practices to real processes.
Improving Metal Finishing Process Documentation and Control
SUR/FIN 2006; Milwaukee, WI; Kevin L. Klink, P.E.
Software Systems Can Provide Significant Benefits to Metal Finishing Process Information, Management and Control Systems
- Improve information security
- Enhance process documentation
- Improve communications
- Enhance process control and verification
- Enhance company knowledge assets
Mapping and Modeling Tools and Techniques for Metal Finishing Process Improvement
Kevin L. Klink, PE, Jeffrey R. Lord MSF and Peter Gallerani MSF AESF Fellow
Abstract: Process mapping and modeling tools provide for improved process visualization and understanding that facilitates identification of opportunities for process improvement. Systematic techniques and tools for process improvement also facilitate decision-making and expedite process improvement implementation resulting in lean manufacturing improvement, improved quality and performance and reduced life cycle costs. These tools and techniques can be used over a project life cycle to pursue continuous process improvement.
Modern Facility Design for Surface Finishing
Peter A. Gallerani, MSF, AESF Fellow
Modern Surface Finishing Facilities:
- Integrate Conventional and Innovative Processes
- Integrate Wet and Dry Processes
- Adaptable to New Technologies and Processes
- Optimize Flexibility and Efficiency
Process Analysis for Optimization & Pollution Prevention
1996, Jeffrey R. Lord, Philip Pouech and Peter Gallerani; Plating and Surface Finishing
Abstract: Using process analysis is a key for implementing controlled changes to incorporate new technology and comply with regulatory requirements. Whether the goal is to increase efficiency, improve product quality or reduce environmental impact, an in-depth understanding of the current process is essential for adequately planning and implementing change.
Transforming Metal Finishing Processes at Aerospace Manufacturing, Overhaul and Repair Installations
ASM International, Seattle, WA – May 16, 2006 – Peter Gallerani, MSF/AESF Fellow; Kevin L. Klink P.E.
Metal Finishing Industry Status
During the past decade significant economic, regulatory, and technology factors have influenced the metal finishing industry, resulting in some major changes in where and how metal finishing processes are performed.
Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention At Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
1991, By Peter Gallerani, CEF, and Rick McCarvill; Plating and Surface Finishing
Abstract: In 1986, Pratt and Whitney’s North Haven, CT facility (P&W) began to plan conceptually for a ‘zero-discharge’ metal finishing capability. At that time P&W discharged about 1 million gal/day of treated waste water, of which approximately 400,000 gal/day were generated by metal finishing operations. Plating lines were of largely 1960s vintage. It was readily apparent that such a broad goal would require an evolutionary implementation program. Company-wide, Pratt & Whitney has committed to reduce emissions of hazardous waste by 40 percent and toxic air by 50 percent by the year 1994, said Bob Daniel, chairman and CEO, United Technologies.