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Improving Safety in Material Handling Operations: Fugitive Dust

August 9, 2017

We’ve discussed the perils of airborne dust if it is combustible and caught in conditions that can cause an explosion. Fugitive dust can likewise pose a safety hazard if employees are breathing it because of deficient dust control. Fugitive dust that creates a health risk is categorized as either inhalable dust or respirable dust. Inhalable…

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Improving Safety in Material Handling Operations: Combustible Dust

July 11, 2017

Airborne dusts that escape during bulk material flow can become a major safety hazard, particularly if they are combustible. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines combustible dusts as “fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air in certain conditions.” They can result in employee death or injury and destroy entire…

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Conveyor Belt Scraper Blade

May 23, 2017

Benetech ADVANTEDGE™ Conveyor Belt Scraper Blade: Design and Technology for Greater Blade Life and Performance Bulk material handlers who work with hot environments face a frequent challenge: trying to keep the conveyor belt clean with a scraper blade that wears out too soon and creates other problems. Carryback is but one concern with a conveyor…

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Conveyor Skirtboard Systems

April 6, 2017

Benetech Conveyor Skirtboard Systems: Easy Maintenance, Replacement and Adjustability for More-Productive Material Handling Maintaining steady, profitable production is vital to your business. There may be times when a system component is flawed, aging or failing but budget and time constraints don’t allow a full system replacement. This is when Benetech’s MaxZone® conveyor skirtboard system becomes…

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Conveyor Belt Washing Systems

March 10, 2017

Benetech Washdown and Conveyor Belt Washing Systems: Design and Engineering for Performance, Compliance and Cost Removing all remaining dust from your bulk material handling is important to you as both an operational best practice and an issue of OSHA compliance. Benetech washdown and conveyor belt washing systems achieve your goals to be dust free and…

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Bulk Loading Dust Control

February 9, 2017

Benetech Dust Control and Mitigation Systems: Safety, Savings, Compliance, Performance Fugitive dust can be a pervasive problem when you’re handling different types of material. Just a few threats it poses include: Endangered air quality Breach of environmental regulations Health and safety issues Costs of wasted material Lost production time Premature equipment wear. Benetech understands that…

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Load Zone Support

January 25, 2017

Benetech Load Zone Support Systems: How Safe Is Your Conveyor Belt? Conveyor belts for your bulk material handling have a tough task to perform: They must remain efficient and durable while transferring large loads for lengthy periods. Without the proper support, those belts can deteriorate from the steady impact of tramp metal, rock debris and…

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Benetech, Inc. Offers New Inspection Door With Curved Design

January 5, 2017

Benetech, Inc., a leader in dust mitigation and bulk material handling systems, has announced the availability of its new Screw Conveyor Trough Inspection Door featuring a curved design that adapts to the conveyor housing’s U-shaped side. Similar to Benetech’s standard Inspection Door, the Screw Conveyor Trough Inspection Door ensures both proper servicing of components such…

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Cement Material Handling

November 15, 2016

Problems with Material Handling at Your Cement Facility? Benetech has your solution. The situation: A California cement quarry was confronting major dust problems due to spillage and the poor flow of its traditionally designed rock boxes chutes. Plus, because the material wasn’t being controlled, it was causing premature wear on the belt and chute surfaces.…

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Hog Fuel – Wood Chip Handling

September 27, 2016

  Project Payback Reduced Dust Generation Reduced Spillage Reduced Maintenance Time/Cost Improved Safety of Plant Extended Belt and Liner Wear Life Eliminate Pluggage Situation A North American pulp mill was having significant dust and spillage issues with old worn out transfer chutes. The existing chutes were not built with combustible dust containment in mind and did…

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