Electrostatic/triboelectric dust detection is an important technology helping to reduce air pollution worldwide and for the control of particulate flow for many manufacturing process applications. Auburn is the leading innovator and producer of electronic dust leak and particulate flow systems.
In 1980, Auburn’s first TRIBO unit was installed in a Wheelabrator dust collector in Lynn MA, the first waste-to-energy incinerator in the United States. Auburn Triboflow and electrostatic/triboelectric products are now operating reliably to help manage air pollution and to help maintain uninterrupted process flow in manufacturing operations around the world. More than forty-five thousand (45,000) units have been sold (many still in operation or have replaced by newer generation models) at more than 5,000 diverse materials processing plants, world-wide.
A full range of devices for environmental and process control applications (see the instruments).
Reporting & Data Management
Capture, store, monitor and slice & dice the data to save time and simply reporting and alerts (learn more).
Air Permit Planning
The right technology for today & tomorrow to ensure compliance & efficiency.
It's not just an OEM line item - designing the right system with the right devices for your factory.
Avoid costly & disruptive unplanned shutdowns with predictive monitoring.
Auburn was organized in the late seventies as a contract research and development company to create novel measurement ideas. Numerous contracts were awarded and successfully completed for the following organizations: Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Atomic Energy of Canada LTD (AECL); the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), (primarily for nuclear reactor flooding experiments); NASA, to develop a flow meter to monitor liquid hydrogen and oxygen flow for the space shuttle during the launch phase (we received a patent for this technology); and many other research projects. Auburn has received more than forty United States and foreign patents relating to the projects.
During those formative years, they also studied the physics of electrostatics, specifically; electrical charge transfer “the triboelectric effect”. Auburn recognized a need for a new dust and particulate flow measurement technology for large industrial dust collectors and particulate flow in process operations. In the early 80s, they changed direction and focus to develop proprietary technology, conceived, manufactured, and marketed by Auburn.
This change of direction resulted in the development of the first electrostatic/triboelectric particulate detector for dust collector operations monitoring. In 1980, Auburn’s first TRIBO unit was installed in a Wheelabrator dust collector in Lynn MA, the first waste-to-energy incinerator in the United States. Their Triboflow and electrostatic/triboelectric products are now operating reliably to help manage air pollution and to help maintain uninterrupted process flow in manufacturing operations around the world.