Wet Scrubber rebuild photos, before and after

Wet Scrubber Rebuilds and Retrofits

Rebuild existing wet air scrubbers for:

  • Increased efficiency

  • Long-term performance

  • Cost savings

  • Maximized uptime

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Before you make a large capital expenditure on a new wet scrubber, consider a “Scrubber Rebuild”. Monroe Environmental trained experts can assess your existing equipment and determine if a “Scrubber Rebuild” is a more cost-effective solution.

Extending the Life of an Existing Fume Scrubber

Scrubbing system rebuilds and service maintenance plans can go a long way to extending the life of your existing pollution control equipment.

At Monroe Environmental, we’re experts in troubleshooting and rebuilding competitor units to bring them up to like-new efficiency and performance standards. With Monroe’s expertise, a system that is currently under-performing can be made into a satisfactory, efficient scrubber through new parts, instrumentation, repairs, and service.

Scrubber Rebuild vs. New Purchase

Do you have an existing wet air scrubber that has fallen into disrepair or become less efficient?

If so, should you buy a new scrubber?

Oftentimes the exterior of your existing scrubber is in good condition, but the internals, pumps, instruments, and piping have fallen into disrepair. Replacing and/or reconditioning internal parts as well as exterior piping and instruments will extend the life of your equipment.

The Benefits

Competitor's packed tower scrubber for rebuild

Equipment that performs like new at a greatly reduced cost compared to the price of new equipment – savings of up to 70% are possible.

Wet Scrubber rebuild for chrome plating plant
Faster project schedules and less downtime versus waiting several months for a new system. New systems require longer installation at site (average 2 – 3 weeks) versus a few days downtime and limited disruption to your plant’s production with a scrubber rebuild.
Wet scrubber rebuild testing
Existing permitting can often remain in place. Compliance requirements are to the standards of the previous equipment, and not a new system. The cost of new permits plus emission testing can be greater than $10,000 versus lower costs of existing permits.
Rebuilt Packed Tower Scrubber with mist eliminator

It already fits into your plant layout versus trying to set new equipment into an already limited floor plan.

The decision to rebuild or purchase a new wet air scrubber is a big decision. Other scrubber providers are typically unwilling to tackle the problems of another manufacturer’s equipment…but not Monroe Environmental. Our engineers and field service team can improve the quality and operation of nearly any existing scrubber, at far less cost than purchasing a new system.

Wet Scrubber Rebuild Examples

Typical Wet Scrubber Rebuild Services

  • Clean Scrubber inside and out

  • Replace recirculation pump, instruments, and valves

  • Replace piping and external parts damaged by corrosion

  • Additional access panels to allow for future cleaning/improved maintenance (if needed)

  • Repairs to cracks on tower

  • Training for newly rebuilt scrubber available for operators and maintenance staff.

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