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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

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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Industrial Dust Toxicity and Explosivity Hazards Control

January 24, 2020

By Zachary Hachmeister, Contributor Dust in industrial settings can present a variety of hazards, but the two that are most prevalent relate to the toxicity and explosive characteristics of the material. Both hazards are addressed in different fashions; however, there is some correlation between the two. For toxicity purposes, government agencies, such as the American…

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Selecting the Right Dust Collector Filter Media for a Safer Work Environment

January 24, 2020

By Randi Huckaby, Contributor High-efficiency, cartridge-style dust collectors are critical for protecting workers and equipment from harmful dust and fumes. However, a dust collector is only as efficient as its filter cartridges. When working at peak performance, filter cartridges should capture the maximum amount of dust and air pollutants, and then thoroughly release them into…

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“WHY Do I Need to Test this Material When it Does Not Look Like a Dust Cloud?”

October 10, 2019

Rachelle Andreasen, Contributor The above question is a regularly searched internet question. In an effort to help customers understand the importance of evaluating “dust” hazards within their facility, the people at Fauske have taken a current ASTM method and modified the purpose to answer: “Is my material a dust?” ASTM E2316 Standard Test Method for Determination…

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Camfil APC’s New Quad Pulse Package 2 Dust Collector

February 20, 2019

Pharmaceutical processing facilities that produce high concentrations of fine, hazardous, combustible and nuisance dust need an industrial dust collector that is cost effective to operate and easy to maintain on the plant floor or in production suites. The Quad Pulse Package 2 (QPP2) dust collector from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has two main filter…

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How to Prevent Combustible Dust Incidents in the Workplace

November 14, 2018

Jessica Barrett, Safeopedia Dust in the workplace might not seem like a serious hazard. After all, what workspace doesn’t accumulate a little dust? But, with the right materials and under the right conditions, that dust could result in a damaging and potentially fatal fire or explosion. This article will cover the basics of combustible dust safety: what…

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