The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working on a rule that will tighten up emissions requirements for boilers at pulp and paper, wood products, biomass power, and other similar facilities. The rule, known as the Industrial Boiler MT Rule, is currently receiving lots of attention from many interested parties. These include Congress, the DC District Court, and the EPA itself. So while it's safe to say that big changes are looming on the horizon, it's difficult to nail them down due to the mixed feelings on the political landscape.
What the pulp and paper engineering and similar industries can be sure of
As noted above, the Industrial Boiler MT Rule is still in the process of being ironed out. So while it's difficult to know exactly what it will entail, one can be sure of the following:
• The rule is on its way-Whatever it ends up firing, the rule is definitely on its way down the pipes. That said, wood engineering facilities, as well as a host of others, will be forced to comply with new standards by February 2014.
• It will affect hundreds of thousands of facilities-Whether boilers are for pulp and paper, biomass power production, or wood products-they will all need to comply. That means up to 200,000 facilities will be affected. How do you know if you'll be affected? Well, if your facilities utilize boilers or process heaters of almost any kind or size, you'll probably have to install some sort of new pollution control equipment.
• Demand for engineering and related services will skyrocket-As the Industrial Boiler MT Rule gets closer, companies will grow frantic to meet the changing requirements. As a result, the demand for pollution control equipment and engineering will go through the roof, likely causing a shortage of supply of these resources.
Who can help you if you fall under this umbrella
Engineering companies exist who focus on helping with pulp and paper, s wood products, and biomass power production. These companies will serve as a go-to resource in the coming months as more details become available on the Industrial Boiler MT Rule. They will be able to help with designing, engineering, procuring and developing installation drawings for newly required pollution control equipment. There will also be engineering work for updating existing facilities that an engineering company can handle.
The best time to contact a company that specializes in pulp and paper engineering is right now
The worst thing you can do is wait until everyone else is trying to contact engineering companies for help. If you are in the pulp and paper field, you need to find a pulp and paper engineering company now. Look for a service provider that has ample experience assisting people in your industry. They will know all the latest information in respect to the industrial Boiler MT Rule, and know how to decide exactly what you need to do in order to meet the new standards. They're design and overlay installation and implementation of whatever system you need-whether it has to do with pulp and paper, wood products, biomass power production, or anything similar.