The Importance of Controlling and Handling Fly Ash

Posted on March 9, 2021

Fly ash is the residual product that rises with flue gases during combustion. Millions of tons of fly ash are produced in the U.S. every year. Once a material is pulverized, it is blown with air into the boiler’s combustion chamber, where it ignites, generates heat and creates a molten mineral residue. Boiler tubes extract […]

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How to Prevent Transfer Point Dust: Best Practices for a Safe, Compliant, Profitable Operation

Posted on December 8, 2020

Production is key at bulk material handling operations, but a consistent problem may be occurring all the while: transfer point dust. Without proper transfer point dust control, what seems like steady production can soon become short lived. Unchecked transfer point dust will increasingly jeopardize safety, equipment maintenance, compliance and profitability. Knowing how and where to […]

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Dry Dust Collection

Posted on October 21, 2020

Is Your System Running? Is it Meeting Your Full Expectations? If you work with dry bulk material such as biomass, recycling, wood chips, cement, or pulp and paper, you know that controlling dry dust is a constant challenge. Dry dust that is not properly managed can lead to increasing risks to safety, health and compliance, […]

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Conveyor Dust: Gaining Command of a Runaway Problem

Posted on October 6, 2020

Fugitive dust created by the conveyor in bulk material handling can turn into major setbacks if left unaddressed for too long. Production might continue, but it will be increasingly less efficient. Safety and compliance will become greater issues as well. You depend on your conveyor system to ensure exceptional customer service and achieve your operational […]

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Conveyor Belt Cleaners

Posted on September 17, 2020

Keeping Carryback Out of the Way Consistent production in bulk material handling is best achieved when a conveyor belt is clean and intact so it can continue to perform. Spillage around the head pulley and carryback dust and spillage indicate the belt’s cleaning system is compromised. A worn conveyor belt scraper is often the source […]

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Stockpile Sealing and Management

Posted on August 13, 2020

How Safe Is Your Stored Material? Stockpiles are an integral part of any bulk material handling system, such that proper raw material can be retrieved for continued production. Stockpile management requires sealing and protecting the piles from moisture; an improved environmental profile; good-neighbor efforts; and, if the material is combustible, inhibiting oxygen. If inactive storage […]

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Respirable Silica Dust: How Do You Keep It Under Control?

Posted on July 16, 2020

Silica (silicon dioxide) is one of the most common elements on Earth. It can be found in two forms, crystalline and non-crystalline. Materials containing crystalline silica are non-hazardous unless agitated, such as by blasting, crushing, chipping and grinding, which can create tiny particles called respirable crystalline silica. In bulk material handling, if a resulting silica […]

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Total Dust Management: A 360° Approach to a Safer, More Efficient Operation

Posted on May 21, 2020

As a bulk material handler, you want to process the most product in the least time in the safest, cleanest environment. A major obstacle to that goal is spillage and fugitive dust, which create lost product, more maintenance, lost time, and more hazards to both staff and the community. Conquering fugitive dust requires a complete […]

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Water-Based Dust Collection: Safe, Simple, Compact

Posted on December 26, 2019

Bulk material handlers are well aware of the complications created by dust. If not controlled properly, it can cause both serious safety hazards and production problems. Dry dust collection is one of the top causes of combustible dust incidents (up to 40%). The system is also expensive to install and maintain. Other difficulties of dry […]

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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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