Ventilation for an Industrial Plating Process

Burd, Alexander L.; Burd, Galina S.; De Maio, Mauro
January 2006
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jan2006, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p25
The article discusses the design and installation of a ventilation system that helped improve plating-process operating energy efficiency at the plant of Smith & Wesson in Springfield, Massachusetts. In this paper, the plating process at the plant is discussed. A figure that illustrates the pre-project airflow rates is presented. The number of process tanks that can be seen at the plating area is also revealed. Moreover, this paper also presents the result of the evaluation of airflow rate for all make-up air units and exhaust fans.


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