Grain Dust Risk

    A small amount of excess dust probably doesn’t sound like too much of a problem. After all, what process occurs without a little dust? What most people don’t consider is what can happen if this dust is exposed to an ignition source.   While some ignition sources present in grain processes are obvious, … Continued

  According to NFPA standards, explosion venting is a key part of dust collector safety. NFPA 68, the Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting, lays out these guidelines. Dust collector explosion venting, also called deflagration venting, allows pressure to safely escape during a fire. Without explosion relief venting, a dust collector fire can cause … Continued

ARE YOU COMPLIANT WITH NFPA 652? September 7, 2020 is the deadline for dust tests in order to maintain compliance with with NFPA 652. Learn More about Dust Tests We want to help you avoid fines and remain compliant in 2020. Our aftermarket team would be happy to help you navigate the dust test process. … Continued

Offline Filter Cleaning

If you have a cartridge dust collector, you’re probably aware of the compressed air pulses that clean the filters. Although our header tank design controls noise levels, the cleaning mechanism isn’t exactly silent. If the dust collector pulse cleans the cartridge filters during normal operation, why would you need to run an offline filter cleaning? Offline cleaning of … Continued

ARE YOU COMPLIANT WITH EPA’S NESHAP RULE 6X FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS? Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to develop air emission standards for 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). These HAPs are linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health issues. In 2008, the EPA introduced its National … Continued

the growing dangers of WOOD DUST Wood processing industries have recently entered the limelight in dust collection news. Researchers have been looking into what about wood dust makes it most explosive. With increasingly more fires and explosions occurring over the recent years, businesses handling wood dust should take every precaution to ensure catastrophic events don’t … Continued

“Have you ever gone through your house and tried to spot everything that a curious baby might get into? If you’re looking at dust safety in your shop, start thinking about dust like a baby who just figured out how to open the kitchen drawers and pull things off the coffee table. Like your adorable … Continued