Facility Washdown Systems: Performance, Safety, Compliance and Savings

Posted on September 26, 2019

The Automated Way to Greater Performance, Safety, Compliance and Savings Bulk material handlers know that keeping the plant clean and free of dust can consume labor, time and expense, especially if your conveying areas are being manually washed with a hose. Maintaining clean, dust-free work spaces concerns more than production as well: It also impacts […]

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Dust Suppression System: What Is It Really, and Why Do You Need One?

Posted on July 31, 2019

When bulk material handlers think of dust suppression, they often think of measures taken to reduce dust but not the different “tools” used to reduce dust. When Benetech refers to dust suppression, we mean a precisely engineered chemical solution–injection system that, when applied properly, reduces and even eliminates dust. It’s a distinction to note because […]

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Load Zone Containment: Zeroing In on Better Production, Dust Control and Maintenance

Posted on January 24, 2019

Material handling systems are designed to ensure that raw material is successfully carried and delivered from one point in the process to the next – i.e. they aim to produce a planned, reliable output. Achieving this requires equipment and conditions that save time, money and effort without any interruptions. However, because of an array of […]

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Dust Suppression for Crusher Plants: Compliance and Safety for Silica

Posted on December 10, 2018

If you work in a profession that involves crushing asphalt, concrete or rocks (e.g. mining, milling or construction), you’re probably aware of OSHA’s tightening Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica (Table 1 of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.1153). The new standard – 50 micrograms per cubic meter with an active level of 25 […]

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Steel Production Dust Control and Suppression: Make Material Flow Even Better for Your Steel

Posted on June 19, 2018

Those who work in the steel industry know that competing in a global market requires reliable, steady production. To achieve that excellence, your plant must supply superior product and service without delays or complications. Manufacturing steel places high demands on your conveyor systems. Belts have to move iron ore, coal/coke, hot sinter and limestone/dolomite with […]

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Combustive Dust Hazards: It’s Always Better to Know

Posted on March 27, 2018

Many bulk material handlers think of combustible dust as a housekeeping item. Once enough of it gathers in one place, they’ll assign personnel to clean it up. What they might often overlook are the combustible dust hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines combustible dusts as “fine particles that present an explosion hazard […]

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Dust Control Methods: Understanding the Role of Chemicals

Posted on March 6, 2018

Chemicals have been used for decades as fugitive dust control measures applying a range of processes and materials. The chemicals wet the dust-prone material to induce the adherence and agglomeration of the dust to the bulk of the material. This significantly reduces the dust that can become airborne (emissions). Chemical dust control methods fall into […]

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Improving Safety in Material Handling Operations: Fugitive Dust

Posted on 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

Posted on 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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