Industrial Dust Control

Posted on October 28, 2021

Total Containment of an Absolute Challenge The hardworking professionals behind bulk material handling dedicate their time, thought, and effort to a vital industrial service. The products and solutions they provide support daily living and commerce throughout the U.S. and the world. Their profession also exposes them to the ever-present risk of fugitive dust, which escapes […]

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Iron Ore: From Mining to Processing to Dust Control

Posted on October 5, 2021

Iron ore is a rock or mineral from which metallic iron can be extracted economically. It constitutes 5% of the earth’s crust. Viable forms of ore contain between 25% and 60% iron. Ore greater than 60% iron is known as natural ore or direct shipping ore, meaning it can be fed directly into iron-making blast […]

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Controlling Dust at Your Plant

Posted on September 14, 2021

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

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

  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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The Importance of Controlling and Handling Fly Ash

Posted on March 9, 2021

Fly ash is the residual product that rises with flue gases during combustion. Millions of tons of fly ash are produced in the U.S. every year. Once a material is pulverized, it is blown with air into the boiler’s combustion chamber, where it ignites, generates heat and creates a molten mineral residue. Boiler tubes extract […]

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

Posted on December 8, 2020

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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Dry Dust Collector

Posted on October 21, 2020

Is Your System Running? Is it Meeting Your Full Expectations? If you work with dry bulk material such as biomass, recycling, wood chips, cement, or pulp and paper, you know that controlling dry dust is a constant challenge. Dry dust that is not properly managed can lead to increased safety, health, and compliance risks, not […]

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Conveyor Dust: Gaining Command of a Runaway Problem

Posted on October 6, 2020

Fugitive dust created by the conveyor in bulk material handling can turn into major setbacks if left unaddressed for too long. Production might continue, but it will be increasingly less efficient. Safety and compliance will become greater issues as well. You depend on your conveyor system to ensure exceptional customer service and achieve your operational […]

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Conveyor Belt Cleaners

Posted on September 17, 2020

Keeping Carryback Out of the Way Consistent production in bulk material handling is best achieved when a conveyor belt is clean and intact so it can continue to perform. Spillage around the head pulley and carryback dust and spillage indicate the belt’s cleaning system is compromised. A worn conveyor belt scraper is often the source […]

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