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Nanofiber filter media increase the efficiency and life span of your dust collection and fume extraction system

1/19/2021

Blended paper media have been used in industrial dust collection and fume extraction systems for decades. Made up of cellulose (80-85%) and polyester (15-20%), they collect particles in a variety of dust, fume and/or smoke generating applications, such as metalworking, welding, plasma cutting and laser cutting. With the advancement and availability of nanofiber technology, these filters are now able to collect more – and smaller – particles than ever before, while at the same time lasting longer, using less fan and compressed air energy, and requiring less maintenance than their predecessors

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Fume Extractors - How do they work?

1/15/2021

A fume extractor is a system that utilizes a fan using negative draft to pull fumes and dust particles in to a contained filtration system. This process removes hazardous particles from the air. Many industries and processes such as welding, sanding, grinding, spraying and processes involving exhaust fumes need this type of extraction to protect people, machinery and the environment.

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Regulations applying to combustible dust

1/8/2021

Companies that handle combustible dust need to comply with workplace safety regulations, and legislation aimed at preventing the risks posed by combustible dust. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed federal standards for workplace safety in the United States. In the European Union, the ATEX directives have been adopted in order to protect employees and equipment in workplaces with an explosive atmosphere.

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How do I know if my dust is combustible?

11/25/2020

Combustible dust is a more common phenomenon than one might think. The combustibility of a wood-based type of dust is rather obvious, but many other organic dust materials – cocoa powder, flour, lemon pulp, and sugar, for example – are also potentially explosive. As are most fine dust particles from pharmaceuticals, plastics, textiles, and a range of other materials.

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Big Belton Blaze: Making the Case for Combustible Dust Safety

10/14/2020

Indeco Sales and Maco Manufacturing experienced a fire that quickly spread within its main manufacturing space and to adjacent facilities. The unfortunate timing impacted their manufacturing employees who were actively working when the fire started. In this type of scenario, properly designed and installed safety devices prevent or mitigate widespread damage due to an explosive event.