Controlling Dust at Your Plant

Posted on September 14, 2021 in Dust Control, Fugitive Dust Emissions, and Material Handling

Inhalable dust can lodge in the nose, throat, or upper respiratory tract. Fine inhalable dust can penetrate the body’s built-in cleaning mechanisms (e.g., mucus membranes) and travel deep into the bloodstream as well as the lungs, where they are likely to remain. Consistent exposure to inhalable and fine inhalable dust can irritate airways, aggravate allergies […]

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Confined Spaces in Bulk Material Handling: Keeping Yours Safe and Clean

Posted on August 26, 2021 in Dust Control, and Maintenance

Most bulk material handling plants have confined spaces that are restricted or limited for access and not designed for continuous occupancy. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), more than 1.5 million workers enter confined spaces each year. Because of the nature of confined spaces, workers must enter them with great caution and […]

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Frac Sand and Silica Dust: The Dangers of Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted on July 26, 2021 in Dust Control, and Fugitive Dust Emissions

  Awareness of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” has been increasing across the country, mainly related to the environment. As the demand for energy in the U.S. rises with a growing population, hydraulic fracturing likewise grows to correspond with domestic gas and oil production. What Is Hydraulic Fracturing? The hydraulic-fracturing process extracts oil and […]

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Drop & Slide Idler: Solving Belt-Access Challenges

Posted on June 22, 2021 in Conveyor Belts, and Uncategorized

Bulk material handling professionals know the problems that can arise with the conveyor belt. A belt that isn’t properly moving can disrupt your operation’s entire schedule. Mistracking, belt slipping, and material blockage and spillage can halt production and result in costly maintenance. This becomes especially true in harsh environments. Having proper conveyor belt idlers is […]

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Brush Cleaners: Removing Build-Up from Belts

Posted on May 17, 2021 in Conveyor Belt Cleaners

The material build-up in the conveyor system can be a challenge for any bulk material handler. Limiting and controlling the build-up requires the right strategy with the proper equipment. A brush cleaner is extremely effective at sweeping fines and residue from non-flat conveyor belts such as grooved, ribbed, cleated, and chevron belts. The conveyor brush […]

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Conveyor Belt Wash Box: Clean, Safe & Compliant

Posted on April 22, 2021 in Conveyor Belt Cleaners, and Conveyor Belts

If your bulk material handling operation has specific concerns about environmental or governmental compliance, you’re likely preoccupied with issues caused by carryback. Material stuck to the belt affects housekeeping, belt tracking and especially dust control. With some bulk materials, you may find that standard belt-cleaning systems just aren’t thorough enough. Belt-surface blemishes can trap material […]

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Pneumatic Air Cannons: Keeping Material Flow

Posted on March 25, 2021 in Material Flow, and Material Handling

Those who devote their time and skill to bulk material handling know how much they depend on a material flow that isn’t slowed by pluggage and build-up. This becomes particularly true if you’re working with wet or sticky material such as sand or cement. Consistent production and customer service require that chutes, bins, hoppers, silos, […]

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Essential Positions & Ideal People

Posted on February 24, 2021 in Conveyor Belts, and News

Essential Positions + Ideal People = Total Service and Solutions Production, maintenance, safety, compliance: Success in bulk material handling involves many facets. Properly managing each call for multidimensional support from a resource with knowledge, experience, and relationships reaching across years of hard work and discovery. A well-run and -maintained conveyor system is crucial to greater […]

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How to Prevent Transfer Point Dust: Best Practices for a Safe, Compliant, Profitable Operation

Posted on December 8, 2020 in Dust Control

Production is key at bulk material handling operations, but a consistent problem may be occurring all the while: transfer point dust. Without proper transfer point dust control, what seems like steady production can soon become short lived. Unchecked transfer point dust will increasingly jeopardize safety, equipment maintenance, compliance and profitability. Knowing how and where to […]

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