Combustible Dust Safety

Posted on January 4, 2023

Bulk material handlers in the pulp and paper industry produce what is needed for items in widespread use each day, from packaging to printing to tissues. Even in an increasingly digital world, the average U.S. consumer uses more than 700 pounds of paper each year. While producing these materials, pulp and paper operators also generate […]

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Making Worker Safety a Priority

Posted on July 15, 2022

Bulk material handlers are familiar with the problem of dust in maintaining a workplace that is safe for employees. Dust is a serious and persistent worker-safety issue that warrants regular review of dust control procedures. Dust at bulk material handling facilities is typically classified as fugitive dust: dust that escapes the process that created it […]

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Dust at Pulp & Paper Mills

Posted on July 8, 2022

Pulp and paper processing is among the world’s oldest and biggest endeavors, and U.S. pulp and paper mills rank among the nation’s largest industries. They include more than 550 manufacturing facilities in 42 states and employ over 200,000 people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each year U.S. mills produce 9 million tons of pulp […]

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Dust Control and Suppression Solutions: Bulk Material

Posted on April 4, 2022

Dust Control and Suppression Solutions: Different Bulk Material, Same Goal Dust is a constant reality for bulk material handlers. As plants operate to provide products and solutions that support daily living and commerce, they inevitably generate dust that can escape and then travel wherever the air and its properties make it. Fugitive dust can be […]

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Dry Dust Collection vs. Wet Dust Extraction: Which One?

Posted on February 24, 2022

Dry Dust Collection vs. Wet Dust Extraction: Which Bulk Material Dust Control Do You Need? Dry dust collection vs. wet dust extraction is a choice you have to make when fugitive dry dust in industrial operations can pose a serious threat to worker health and factory operations, including explosive potential if left unchecked. Bulk material […]

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MiniPak: Portable Dust Suppression System

Posted on February 10, 2022

MiniPak: Portable Dust Suppression System Bulk material handling by nature releases dust and makes it airborne. As tons of product are transferred at a facility each day, dust can come from many sources, from the load zone to haul roads to rail dumps. Bulk material handlers contending with fugitive dust may require a solution that […]

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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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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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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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