Smokestack Histories, Musings, and Insights

Amercentrle Power Station Unit 9.

Keep Your Industrial Chimney Running for Decades: The Vital Role of Regular Maintenance and Repair in Industrial Chimneys

Keep your industrial chimney running like a well-oiled machine for decades! In this blog post, we will delve into the importance and efficiency of regular maintenance and repairs for your industrial chimney . . .

Amercentrle Power Station Unit 9.

3 Reason Why You Should Consider an Industrial Chimney Demolition

Over time, industrial chimneys can become structurally unsound due to the corrosive nature of the gases they vent joined with a lack of upkeep over the years. The ensuing deterioration can pose a serious safety hazard . . .

Amercentrle Power Station Unit 9.

Why Factory Smokestacks Demand Regular Maintenance

Today, most factories must comply with strict emissions regulations set by local, state, and federal governments. As a result, regular maintenance is essential to keeping factory smokestacks in good working order. This includes inspecting the stack for cracks or damage, cleaning the inside of the stack regularly, and making sure that any repairs are carried out promptly. . .

Amercentrle Power Station Unit 9.

Frequently Asked Questions

Damage to chimneys take place on a regular basis

It is important to recognize that while massive and projecting an image of long-term strength – brick chimneys are in fact rather very susceptible to aging and deterioration and need . . .

Expensive vintage photo of leaning chimney.

Leaning Chimney

Straightening an old chimney from 1855.

"When everything was in readiness the wedges were withdrawn, and the stack . . . " Tall Chimney Construction, A Practical treatise on the Construction of Tall Chimney Shafts by Robert M. Bancroft (Past President Civil and Mechanical Engineer'…

Photo of random cooling towers and chimneys in what appears to be Russia by Pixabay

Up In Smoke

The Dangers Of Postponing Industrial Chimney Inspections And Maintenance.

While most business owners know that maintaining their equipment and facilities are important, not every Engineer realizes just how dangerous it can be to skip regularly scheduled industrial chimney inspections. Maintenance Inspection …

Photo of two buff brick chimneys in NY or NJ at a Papermil.

Why or Why Not Inspections

Damage to chimneys take place on a regular basis

It is important to recognize that while massive and projecting an image of long-term strength – brick chimneys are in fact rather very susceptible to aging and deterioration and need . . .

Mad River Power Chimney.

Mad River Power

Why Did The Chimney Cross The Road?

This video concerns the demolition of the 275’ x 21’10” base diameter concrete chimney at the Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant demolished in Nov 10, 2010 by by Advances…

Industrial Chimney Contractors should have Stop-Work Meetings

Industrial Chimney Contractors should have Stop-Work Meetings

Why you need to stop working randomly.

You may be wondering why this construction worker is not tied in, or why this demolition job went wrong as it did seemingly unplanned. There is a secret to doing…

Tall Chimney

Record Breaker Chimneys

Top of the Worlds Tallest Record Breaking Chimneys that Still Stand.

First on our list is The Lead Smelter Chimney of American Smelting and Refining Co, El Paso, Texas, USA In 1951 construction began rising this tall beast to. . .

Felling a Chimney

Felling a Chimney

Free Fall Felling Without Underpinning

Demolition of a 50-meter chimney in the last part of the former Benar textile factory in 2018. “Due to arsenic accumulation, Aquatest Praha hired could not use explosives and chose…

White Truck Safety First

Certificate of Compliance to Vermont be Smart

CROSS STATE TRAVEL Effective June 8th, Vermonters may travel outside of Vermont to counties across New England and New York that have a similar active COVID-19 caseload to Vermont and…

Gold Hill Mesa Smokestack

Gold Hill Mesa

This is a photo of the Gold Mesa Chimney. Engineers have been presented with a most formable challenge, which is to restore this chimney back to a safe and solid…

Chimney Demolition Accident

South Denmark Silo Demolition Gone Wrong

Felling A Chimney Above Ground Level

The planned demolition of a silo in southern Denmark on April 6th went spectacularly wrong when the structure fell in the opposite direction as intended. Nobody was injured as the…

Covid 19

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We remain vigilant

June 10th 2020, Continental Chimney COVID-19 Plan and Response. To our valued clients and customers, Continental Chimney is continuing to monitor the evolving guidance and best safety practices regarding COVID-19…

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Our Covid Plan

Continental Chimney Covid 19 Construction Company Plan

Continental Chimney Company LLC Adapted AGC/VT Sample Plan for COVID-19. Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Every construction project is different. What is feasible and appropriate for any one project depends…

Lightning Damage to Chimney

Lightning Damage and Your Industrial Smokestack

Lightning Cable Maintenance: Statistics:

A single lightning strike can deliver up to 100 million volts of electricity and hit a structure with the force comparable to that of a…

Rusting Rebar

Rusting Rebar!

Information on rusting rebar within chimneys

Chimney Rust Repair Fundamentals: Arresting Column Expansion Wall Cracks From Rust: As chimneys age they experience changes from weather: moisture, freeze and thaw cycles, temperature changes on the inside . . .

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Righteous Suppliers

There are more concerns involved with choosing suppliers than price.:

Your Best Choice for Supplier For Steel, Concrete, and Paint Suppliers are not nessasrlily who are the Least Expensive Suppliers!

Apprentice Chimney Sweep

The Industrial Age And Children

The Apprentice Chimney Sweep

Apprenticeships, which allowed children to be trained in the trade so they could work, also allowed businesses cheap labor. Thus, the gainful partnership was informally practiced throughout history, even though apprenticeships may lend themselves to severe abuse.

Chimney in foreign state, possibly Pennsylvania?

If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen

Chimney Engineering: The Origin and Future of the Chimney

At first thought, you may think chimneys are an invention as old as the first wheel . . . but did you know that the first chimney we know of came only during the Middle Ages? In ancient times, smoke . . .

Santa Supposedly Going Down a Chimney With Gifts.

How Santa Started Flying Down Chimneys

Santa Reaches Every Tribe, People, and Nation.

This Christmas many children will stay up late enamored with the notion of an oversized magical man flying down their chimney to deliver their most prized gifts. Years later, . . .

Image of a chimney with a dark background

Three Steps to Thorough Industrial Chimney Inspections

Keeping Your Industrial Smokestack Chimney Structurally Sound and Safe

Thorough inspection of your commercial chimneys is key to maintaining your work place’s overall health and safety. Hiring an outside industrial chimney contractor is a sure way to know that your industrial chimneys are getting the attention and maintenance they need.

Aghios Dimitrios Power Plant

The Three Classes of Industrial Smokestack Chimney Inspections

Class three inspections are much rarer than class one and class two and are usually reserved for a unique situation, such as the safety and stability of the smokestack . . .

Image of a row of industrial chimneys against a purple sunset

Is it Time for You to Contact an Industrial Chimney Contractor?

f you work in manufacturing or other commercial spaces, it’s likely been a long time since you’ve given much thought to your chimneys or smokestacks. However, it’s important to keep them in mind; an improperly functioning chimney or smokestack could be a danger to . . .