Art Brass Plating – Seattle, WA
Art Brass Plating is a specialty parts plating and powder coating facility located in Seattle. The facility had previously allowed rinse water to accumulate in their secondary containment system and sump. Cleaning out the containment area coincided with a new design and layout of the plating line. The company then re-educated employees on the way to eliminate excessive drag-out using hang bars and spray rinsing. Conductivity probes were strategically located in the rinse tanks along with establishing proper probe location and operation level. The company also currently recycles their treated rinse water back into the final rinse. The production level has doubled through increased plating efficiency and their water consumption has stayed constant (a 50% reduction) while their waste generation (sludge) has increased only by 15%.
Contact: Bob Hay, 206-767-4443
Asko Processing – Seattle, WAWater usage did not change when 36 process tanks and rinse tanks were added. This was due to better bath maintenance and the installation of conductivity probes.
- Contact: Sandy Halberg, 206-634-2080
ELDEC Corp. – Martha Lake, WAELDEC Corporation, an aerospace electronics manufacturing facility with locations in Bothell and Martha Lake recently installed a conductivity flow control meter in their irridite plating line. The installation was strategically placed on the rinse tank that had the highest flow. This small capital investment combined with employee training helped the company achieve a 25% reduction in water usage.
- Contact: Brian Anderson, 425-743-8136
Hytek Finishes – Everett, WA100 percent of wastewater is recycled through an ion exchange treatment system and strict operating procedures.
Northwest Etch Technology Inc. – Tacoma, WANorthwest Etch improved equipment maintenance, incorporated air knives, pinch rollers, parts holders and other new technologies. They reduced their dragout waste by 60%, saving $14,000 a year in disposal costs alone.
- Contact: Perry Richards, 253-572-2401
Pioneer Industries – Seattle, WAPioneer was able to reduce water use 60% by installing conductivity sensors in their rinse baths.
- Contact: Bob Gallagher 206-766-7040