Plattco Corporation is approaching its 120th anniversary as a leader in industrial valve engineering. However, with employees in their ranks who have been with Plattco for close to half a century, a different style of manager has stepped up and assumed higher-profile leadership roles at this hidden gem in Plattsburgh. The executive management team, under the direction of CEO Douglas Crozier, now strikes a very healthy balance between experience, tenure, and tribal knowledge with new energy, talent, and outside perspectives.
Jack Hilbert, Pneumatic Conveying Consultants, LLC, and Kevin Guay, Plattco Corporation, USA, outline how to apply Double Flap Valve technology to solve performance problems in this World Cement, April 2015, article.
With EZ Seat, one person can replace the wearable edge on a valve in as little as 10 minutes without taking the valve offline. Successful pilot implementations completed in cement, asphalt, and energy plant conveying systems.
Plattco’s High Pressure Mechanical Shaft Seal is a breakthrough for conveying abrasive materials like cement, lime, gypsum and fly ash long distances, at high speeds, under high pressure
In this article we explain the types of baghouse discharge valve-related problems that can disrupt melt shop operations. We also provide a comparison of the rotary valve and double flap valve designs
This is the first of several articles describing Customer Driven Manufacturing (CDM) and individual planning, execution and management elements of a complete operating approach.
Our goal is to present a series of informative articles which will take the subject of pneumatic conveying, break it down into logical sections and present not just theory, but a practical approach to how and why things work and what to do when they don't.
When a wood waste-to-electricity power plant began replacing rotary valves on their flyash baghouse in 2004, the facility realized a significant reduction in turbulence in the baghouse above the valves, an increase in bag life by many years and lower emissions.