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  • 25 Years of Success – Outokumpu Stainless DC Plasma Smelting Facility

    Design is not just what is looks and feels like. Design is how it works. Between 1982 and 1987, British Steel (Outokumpu today) made extensive investigations into the treatment of steel dust. Their research was far and wide and covered off many various methods of recycling, including alternative to plasma technologies. But, in 1985, they engaged Tetronics International to carry out a ...

  • Minimising Risks to Air Quality and Regulatory Compliance With Total Filter Management

    It has been shown in recent studies that as much as 25% of the total site operating budget (excluding raw material costs) for a typical medium-large dosage-form manufacturing facility will be spent on compliance measures for internal quality systems and external regulatory activities. (1) Market realities indicate that the pharmaceutical companies will need to address the overall cost of ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • The determination of major and minor elements in air filters and urine for hazard assessment, using a new CCD DUAL-VIEWED ICP optical emission spectrometer

    This article describes the application of a new type of CCD-based, dualviewed ICP optical emission spectrometer for the analyses of industrial hygiene types of samples. Several trace elements in air filter media are determined by ICP-OES. Urinary electrolytes and trace elements are determined in a single dilution automatically in both the axial and radial plasma viewing orientations. Results of ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • What to Expect From Downdraft Benches

    Downdraft benches allow a more comfortable practice with collection of dust in your factory or office. They have many other advantages apart from just taking care of all the dust and these are listed below. Benefits Downdraft benches feature special filters that let you clean up dust from almost any type of ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • How do oil mist collectors work? Comparing the different technologies, part II

    In our previous article about oil mist collector technology, we discussed the pros and cons of centrifugal mist collectors and filter-based mist collectors. Today, we look at the other two most common methods of getting oil mist out of the air. Electrostatic Precipitator Mist Collectors An electrostatic precipitator uses ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Measurement of Trace metals in Ambient air case study

    Trace metals are found at low concentration in the ambient environment and are associated with adverse health effects. The gold standard metal measurement is Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES); however, sample preparation is laborious and expensive. The Xact 625 metals monitor uses non-destructive X-ray fluorescence technology. A built-in sample collection system ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • A Short FAQ On Oil Mist Collectors

    Oil mist collectors, much like wet dust collectors and cyclone dust collectors, are used in a huge variety of industrial grinding, cutting, induction hardening, induction heating, and other industrial applications — but information about these commonplace air cleaning tools is few and far between. Here’s a short FAQ for those who ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Cement production in the land of the Pharaohs case study

    LaFarge, worldwide-leading building materials producer with its head office in Paris has successfully installed a WEIMA PowerLine 3000 shredder in the cement works in El Sokna (Egypt) and commissioned this for processing secondary fuels. In the searing heat and surrounded by desert dust, the flexible and universal shredder shreds around 13 tons of material (mainly domestic and municipal waste ...


    By WEIMA

  • Multiple arms improve work environment

    The challenge As a result of the annual review of G.C. Entreprise, Køge ApS' work environment, it was decided to obtain a new extraction system. The service workshop needed a high-quality extraction system to remove welding fumes, grinding dust and oil mist, preventing accumulation in the workshop. ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • New for old – the film cycle case study

    Plastic belongs, among glass, paper and aluminum, to the most common materials when it comes to recycling. Hammerl, headquartered in Gemmrigheim (Germany) proves impressively how profitable and resource-friendly it is to recover PE film. For a year now, the company is capable of producing its own PE granulate from film scrap by using the most modern size reduction equipment. This granulate can ...


    By WEIMA

  • Ground Zero Air Quality Has A Long Way To Go! A Summary of Air Quality Testing in Surrounding Buildings

    There are still a wide range of concerns about air quality in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Many commercial and residential spaces have yet to be re-occupied. In only a few cases has any sort of inspection or testing been done to determine if they are safe to occupy. The greatest concerns are asbestos and the very irritating concrete dust that spread throughout lower Manhattan during the collapse ...

  • No more complaints about welding fumes

    The challenge In 2003 Voortman Staalbouw moved to a new workshop of 140 m long x 22 m wide. During the design stage they took purchasing a welding fume filtration system into consideration. In view of the stringent environmental legislation and to meet the TLV values for welding fumes, Voortman strongly focused on ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • An end to the problem of particle emissions

    Austrian biomass heating systems guarantee an 80% cut in emissions. Recent studies have shown that these modern domestic boilers offer a significant reduction in particles, emitting fewer contaminating agents than previous generation boilers and wood stoves – with more than 100mg / ml of particles. The future will be based on new biomass combustion technology which cuts dust emissions from ...

  • Why instrument hire makes occupational safety sense

    Background Decisions concerning the acquisition of occupational safety monitoring instrumentation are often made by operational staff that may not have visibility of the full financial implications of their choices. The following article will examine the factors affecting these decisions and explain why a strategic decision to hire instrumentation can deliver substantial and wide-ranging ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Spending small to save big in a downturn

    How strategic upgrades in bulk handling components can pay off in the short term "You can"t save your way to solvency" goes the business adage, but suggesting major capital improvements with long-term pay-out in tight economic times may send your co-workers running for cover. Prosperity can often be found between both extremes, where strategically placed equipment upgrades can instantly reduce or ...


    By Flexicon Corporation

  • From very big to very small - Case Study

    Graf Plastics GmbH, at its Teningen plant (fig. 1) manufactures its large-volume Carat underground tanks (fig. 2) for rainwater utilization.The manufacture of the containers ranging up to 6,500 litres produces waste, which is reduced in a single phase to mill material using a WLK 30 Super-Jumbo single-shaft shredder from WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH in Ilsfeld. Rainwater utilization becoming ...


    By WEIMA

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that can have damaging affects on both the central nervous system and renal system of humans. Exposure to mercury can cause serious developmental delays in children, and high level exposure is life threatening. When exposed to air, mercury vaporizes, readily becoming a dangerous aerosol that can be absorbed into the lungs and spread throughout the body. This is ...


  • Steam Vacuum Cleaners for Maintenance of Public Places

    A clean and hygienic environment in public places is the number one concern for most customers and employees. Maintaining good sanitation is beneficial to the health of these key stakeholders and it creates good first impressions, which in turn, lead to better business. Poor maintenance and a dirty business, on the other hand, can deter customers and disappoint employees. As such, contractors are ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Spray Painting: GT Motors

     Background GT Motors (GTM) is a small panel beating and spray painting workshop established in 1964, with a current of workforce of four. GTM currently repairs and refinishes approximately 30 cars a month from a largely private and growing customer base. Like many environmentally responsible operators, the firm reuses and recycles as much of the wastes generated in their ...


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