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Identify Combustible Dust Risks Lurking at Your Facility

May 18, 2021

By: Andy Thomason, Contributor Many manufacturing and processing operations generate dust particles that can ignite and cause a fire or explosion. Combustible dusts include food ingredients, seed and grain, metals, paper, pulp, plastics, textiles, biosolids, wood, rubber, dyes, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. Because each plant, factory and facility is different, identifying and understanding unique combustible dust…


Comprehensive Combustible Dust Explosion Protection New methods of Explosion Pressure Relief: REMBE® TARGO-VENT

January 26, 2021

Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: the required safety area is reduced, so valuable usable area is increased and personnel/equipment are protected from the explosion’s…


4 Tips for a Dust Collection Safety Game Plan | Camfil APC

January 12, 2021

If your facility’s manufacturing processes generate hazardous dust, one of your priorities is ensuring air quality. Dust, especially airborne dust particles, must be safely collected and contained to protect worker safety and meet regulatory compliance. Here are key considerations for your dust collection safety game plan. Comply with OSHA PELs Your dust collection system must…


Importance of Safe Dust Collection in Battery Manufacturing

December 15, 2020

The processes involved in manufacturing acid batteries release inorganic lead dust and other toxic materials into the air, threatening worker health. Then these toxic materials are distributed far and wide around the plant, settling on equipment, floors, walls and other surfaces. Dust collection systems are the most cost-effective way to limit workers’ exposure to lead…


Choosing Dust Monitoring Equipment: A Delicate Balance

November 3, 2020

Industrial operators know prolonged exposure to the fine dust particles generated by either construction or industrial operations can be hazardous to human health, contributing to both lung and cardiovascular disease. To prevent harmful effects on workers (and, sometimes, people in surrounding communities), operators are required to measure the concentration of airborne pollutants or particulates generated…


Dust Collection Tips for Continuous Manufacturing

October 16, 2020

Solid dose continuous manufacturing operations run 24/7, so it’s critical for the auxiliary dust collection system to keep up without interruption. Read this blog post to discover tips to help your dust collection system run effectively and efficiently around the clock to capture harmful dust generated from solid dose processing. Read More


Central Dust or Fume Collection System Triad

August 11, 2020

Curt Corum, Contributor The proper three are the key. Hooding, piping, and dust or fume collector. It is our objective to effectively capture the contaminant at the source and relay it to the collection device. Number one is the hooding. It is critical that a hood encompasses the area where the contaminant is being discharged,…


Protect Employees From Silica Exposure

June 18, 2020

Mark Stromme, Contributor Employees in general industry facilities can be exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust. This exposure occurs during the manufacture of brick, concrete blocks, stone countertops or ceramic products. It also happens when cutting or crushing stone. Industrial sand used in certain operations, such as foundry work and hydraulic fracturing, is also a…


A dust collector that reduces compressed air consumption

May 7, 2020

Pulse-cleaning is necessary for effective industrial dust collection, but it typically uses a LOT of compressed air. Learn how X-Flo dust collectors use less compressed air while maintaining a steady pressure drop: Improved airflow More thorough cleaning with each pulse Pulse-cleans less often Watch Reduce Compressed Air Consumption by 70% to see the technology that makes…


Sampling Pump Innovations Make Compliance Sampling Easier

January 29, 2020

By Debbie Dietrich, Contributor In this new decade, health and safety professionals will continue to see advances in monitoring technologies, including connected worker devices, wearables and miniature sensors. Together, these just might revolutionize chemical exposure evaluation. Amidst these innovations lies the heart of air sampling for OSHA compliance: the personal sampling pump drawing air through…


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