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Baker Furnace Musings on Industrial Furnaces, Ovens, and Oxidizers

August 18, 2020

Air quality and pollution has been a hot topic for decades. While there are natural forms of air pollution like volcanic activity and wildfires, pollution created by businesses and humans has continued to be a central discussion point. While Earth has built-in defenses against natural air pollutants, humans are generating more and more air pollution which stresses the planet. Here are some of the most common types of man-made air pollution and what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Fossil Fuels

July 15, 2020

It’s easy to imagine medical waste as being needles, pharmaceuticals, bodily fluids, and that pesky appendix. However, with the rise of COVID-19 and increasingly strict guidelines for how to operate during a pandemic, the definition of hazardous medical waste has broadened to include masks, other PPE (personal protective equipment), and even food. The increased use of disposable surgical masks and gloves, including among the general public, is creating an environmental impact.

The Impact of a Pandemic on Medical Waste

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June 1, 2020

Dear Valued TPS Customers,

TPS is closely monitoring developments with respect to COVID-19, including information and guidance published by healthcare authorities around the globe. We are closely monitoring the guidance from State and Federal government offices as well from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the entire United States and specifically in all of the locations where we currently manufacture and service our products.  Additionally, we are also staying updated on conditions for our global locations as well.    

May 29, 2020

In hospitals and doctor’s offices you will find medical waste bins with a biohazard symbol indicating that special disposal is required for its contents. It makes sense that medical waste would need to be identified to warn people that the contents are hazardous and should be disposed of with care. There are several methods that facilities use for medical waste disposal.

Common Disposal Methods for Medical Waste

April 20, 2020

Baker Furnace, a leading supplier of pollution control equipment, is excited to announce an incineration solution for infectious medical waste. As more and more people are treated for COVID-19, the amount of infectious waste produced will continue to increase. Baker Furnace manufactures medical waste incinerators that use temperatures in excess of 1,000° C to eliminate infectious pathogens and reduce waste.

September 13, 2019

Pollution is not a new concern for the world we live in. It is a leading cause for disease and many more obvious threats to the planet’s health and our own. Back in 2017, a report was written on the pollution effects on the health and wellbeing of people, and this study found that more than eighty percent of individuals living in urban settings around the world are exposed daily to poor air quality well below the World Health Organization’s requirements.

July 25, 2019

Recently, an article written by Baker Furnace’s own Sergio Luevano was published in Thermal Processing Magazine. Titled “An In-Depth Look at Polymer Quenchants,” Luevano’s article discusses the three main stages of polymer quenching, three popular quench mediums, and the importance of safety surrounding the use of polymer quenchants. The three stages of polymer quenching that Luevano covers are vapor phase, boiling phase, and convection phase. Luevano also goes into detail of the three popular quench mediums, which are water, oil, and polymer quenchant.

July 8, 2019

Brea, CA – June 25th, 2019 – Baker Furnace, a division of Thermal Product Solutions, announced the installation of a quench tank for a supplier in the heat treatment industry as part of their aftermarket services. The customer had two quench tanks and three drop bottom furnaces and needed the third quench tank in order to optimize quench loads per day.

March 26, 2019

Air pollution is one of the most serious challenges facing the world today. The mix of particles and gases in air pollution can reach harmful concentrations, both inside and outside. The most well-known negative effects of air pollution are higher disease risks and random temperature fluctuations.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a variety of chemical gases emitted by certain processes and by some solid objects or liquids. Burning fuels, such as gasoline, wood, coal, and natural gas, produce VOCs.

March 22, 2019

Baker Furnace, a division of Thermal Product Solutions, is extremely proud to present the Augmented Reality (AR) platform to our furnace lines. Augmented Reality allows operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers to interact with the furnace through a tablet. There are three levels available on the furnaces with a PLC: Augmented Operator, Augmented Maintenance, and Augmented Engineering.