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KST VALUES: HOW INDUSTRIAL VACUUMS SUBDUE THE HAZARD

Your first question is probably what is a Kst value? Kst is better known as the dust deflagration index. This value is one outlined by OSHA as a parameter for granting merit to the severity of a dust explosion. Once testing the dust in a facility, it is then determined how severe an explosion would… Read more »

INDUSTRIAL VACUUMS DURING ROOF ROCK REMOVAL

Most flat roof industrial buildings and facilities have rocks on the roof. Rocks remain on flat roofs to extend the life of the roof itself. The structure of the roof will consist of several thin layers made of tar, asphalt and/or bitumen material. Pebbles or rocks are spread over this thin layer to protect cracking… Read more »

PNEUMATIC VS. ELECTRIC VACUUMS: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

We pride ourselves in turning a 55-gallon drum into the best vacuum ever owned. Whether its dust and debris, or silica dust and hazardous materials, the right vacuum and drum top vac must be chosen. Two options – pneumatic and electric will garner successful results depending on the required cleanup. Both vacuums are wet and… Read more »

ENGINEERING CONTROL: OSHA’S MEANING FOR WHY DUST COLLECTION SYSTEMS SHOULD BE USED

When OSHA released their standards on dust accumulation, it was stated that industries needed to maintain control of the hazards present. In simpler terms, OSHA was suggesting that the hazard being posed to workers should be removed altogether. While this is extremely hopeful thinking, most industries cannot completely remove the dust produced. This is where… Read more »

INDUSTRIAL AIR SCRUBBERS: HOW THEY WORK & THE ADVANTAGES

Recently we spoke about negative-pressure machines. A similar device is a negative air scrubber, portable air scrubber, or machine that uses circulation in rooms to remove the dust, fibers, gasses, chemicals, and other particulates found in the air. Negative air machines and air scrubbers are closely related, however, the difference between these machines is that negative… Read more »

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEPA TYPE AND TRUE HEPA VACUUMS

High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums are in several applications because they can contain and eliminate even the most hazardous materials found on earth. However, there are significant differences between true HEPA filtration and standard HEPA filtration (also called HEPA type filtration). It’s important to know the main differences between the two before selecting the right… Read more »

2021 OSHA PEL RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA COMPLIANCE DEADLINE

OSHA’s PEL respirable crystalline silica compliance deadline was introduced on March 25, 2016, and enforced on June 23, 2018, for the maritime and general industries. The purpose of a standard surrounding permissible exposure limits is to hold business owners accountable. Medical surveillance is now required and offered to workers exposed to above the action level for 30 or more days. The action… Read more »

OSHA’S REQUIREMENTS ON HEPA NEGATIVE AIR MACHINES & NEGATIVE PRESSURE ROOMS

In order to understand how negative pressure rooms use HEPA filtration to assist with airflow, it is important to know what a negative pressure room is. Negative pressure rooms use lower air pressure than your typical hospital room. With this lower air, it allows outside air to move into an environment already secluded from the overall hospital… Read more »