If your dust collector handles combustible dust, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires you to equip your system with deflagration protection. That's why Camfil APC offers the Stinger™ explosion isolation valve, a cost-effective, NFPA-compliant way to contain a deflagration that occurs in a dust collector.
OSHA has cited Supplyside USA of Lenox, Illinois for machine safety violations after an employee was injured while conducting maintenance on equipment. The pallet manufacturer faces $91,832 in proposed penalties for two repeated, six serious, and three other-than-serious violations.
It has been a year since Donald Trump took office. Despite promising to be a friend of workers, Trump has spent much of his first year making our workplaces less safe.
AFL-CIO Director of Safety and Health Peg Seminario described Trump's actions:
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has long asserted that chemical dust explosions are a "serious industrial safety problem." CSB research reveals that nearly 200 dust fires and explosions have occurred in U.S. industrial facilities over the past 25 years, resulting in approximately 100 fatalities and 600 injuries.
Camfil APC has launched an eCommerce site that stocks high-performance retrofit filters for most leading dust collector brands. CleanFactoryAir.com features HemiPleat® premium retrofit filter cartridges, which are guaranteed to last longer than standard filters.
According to OSHA, combustible material can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, under certain conditions, it can become explosive. Even materials that do not burn in larger pieces can explode in dust form.
Metalworking facilities and welding shops must be diligent in controlling dust and fumes containing harmful metal particulate. Fortunately, there are proven controls to maintain a healthy work environment.
OSHA is proposing nearly two million dollars in fines against a Wisconsin corn milling facility, after five employees were killed in 12 others injured in a grain dust explosion. Among those injured in the May 31, 2017 accident at Didion Milling, Inc.: a 21-year-old employee who suffered a double leg amputation after being crushed by a railcar. OSHA found that the explosion likely resulted from Didion’s failures to correct the leakage and accumulation of highly combustible grain dust throughout the facility and to properly maintain equipment to control ignition sources.
'Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors,' provides a way to accurately assess and compare self-cleaning dust collection systems. These are systems that use compressed air to discharge the dust cake from the filter without taking the air filter off line.
MDL15 runs on compressed-air, no electricity required
August 15, 2017
VAC-U-MAX proudly introduces the newest addition to its Industrial Vacuum Cleaning product range for Combustible Dusts, the new MDL15. The MDL15 Combustible Dust Air-Vac features the exclusive VAC-U-MAX Venturi power unit – which offers the lowest compressed-air consumption on the market today.