Since that first visit in 1994, the ISTC TAP engineers and B-Line have worked
together to make B-Line more sustainable through the implementation of
membrane separation and filtration technology; more efficient and higher
quality lighting; counter current rinsing; metal working fluid purification and
reclamation; reverse osmosis (RO) efficiency and reject water reuse; conductivity
controls on rinse water; process heating efficiency; lighting controls; electric
motor and pump controls; and expansion of its recycling program.
B-Line was able to reduce energy use by increasing lighting efficiency and quality by installing lighting controls, electric motor controls, and pump controls. B-Line also improved their process heating efficiency, as well as developed a program to conserve compressed air.
B-Line directly reduced the amount of pollutants they emitted into the environment through adding a membrane filtration process to the paint stream, purifying and reusing metal lubricant, reusing reject water, and installing controls to monitor water conductivity.
Details of Reductions
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