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INDUSTRIAL VACUUMS VS. DUST COLLECTORS: BERYLLIUM CONTROL MEASURES

With the release of OSHA’s final beryllium standard in 2019, foundries were expected to already be in compliance to enact beryllium control measures. Proper equipment ensures that beryllium exposure is limited to the required level, protecting foundry workers from long-term health problems – such as berylliosis caused by their working conditions. Industrial Vacuum offers two… Read more »

TUBERCULATION IN CAST IRON PIPES: INDUSTRIAL VACUUM APPLICATIONS

Moline Public Works and Envirologics crew members set up a waterless Tomahawk cleaning system to clear tuberculation corrosion from a cast iron water main. This abrasive water pipe cleaning is an ongoing effort to ensure water mains are healthy and equipped. The water main lines are only successful if the tuberculation in the cast iron… Read more »

HOW TO PROTECT WORKERS WHEN REMOVING HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS

  High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) equipped drum top vacuums are powerhouses when it comes to the removal and disposal of sensitive materials. Having the correct vacuum is one step, but the next step is protecting those using the fully equipped vacuum. This means individuals should be conscious of the sensitive materials that can be ingested… Read more »

DRUM TOP VACUUM FOR FOUNDRIES

Foundries are home to some of the most hazardous materials and working conditions. They operate in extremely high temperatures, due to the metal casting processes taking place. These metals, such as iron and steel, must reach a temperature around 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit (1,400 degrees Celsius). These conditions require heavy cleanup and power. Which is why… Read more »

CRYSTALLINE SILICA DUST: THE THREAT & PREVENTION

For starters, it is important to note that crystalline silica is a mineral found in earth produced materials. These earth materials include, but are not limited to, sand, stone, concrete, and mortar due to the number of silica minerals found within them. Non-earth materials are forged using the crystalline silica mineral. These products include pottery, ceramics,… Read more »

CAN HEPA FILTRATION OF INDOOR SPACES REDUCE VIRUS SPREAD?

When it comes to virus spread, it is crucial to understand that hospital air filtration equipment is going to significantly help decrease in the spread of particulates from room-to-room. Immune systems are weak, and healthcare workers are on the frontline assisting those who have been compromised. While it is important to protect those individuals, it… Read more »

BERYLLIUM DUST’S THREAT TO FOUNDRY WORKERS: HOW TO COMPLY WITH OSHA

How dangerous is Beryllium dust? Because beryllium has a high toxicity level, not controlling beryllium dust can lead to issues originating in the lungs. Foundry workers inhale this costly chemical when too much beryllium dust resides in the air. As a result, workers are at risk of a common disease: Berylliosis. Berylliosis, a disorder of… Read more »

HOW HEPA FILTERS WORK

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that are true to the standard are capable of trapping and removing airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns. That’s smaller than the human eye can physically see. True HEPA filters are known by the fact that they’re able to capture 99.97% of all particles. Even the most dangerous… Read more »

5 REASONS TO CONSIDER THE 20,000 CFM DIESEL TUNNEL VENTILATION BLOWER SYSTEM

Construction and industrial environments are known to produce inadequate air quality. Job sites that are enclosed to any degree, such as elevator shafts and tunnel ventilation systems during construction, are at a high risk of air quality being jeopardized because of the lack of fresh air naturally circulating in. With the OSHA’s General Duty Clause,… Read more »

INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY OF SILICA DUST REMOVAL

OSHA’s updated clean air standard has foundries scrambling to meet compliance regulations before their impending compliance date of June 2018. The new standard protects foundry employees by reducing the amount of crystalline silica dust they are exposed to in a given workday. The standard not only changes the amount of silica dust that can be… Read more »