smoke protection Articles

  • Smoke Factory Chooses Automatic Self Cleaning Filter for Efficient and Effective Chiller Protection

    BACKGROUND Cooling towers dissipate both ambient and process heat in most large manufacturing facilities.  These structures facilitate the transfer of unwanted energy (heat) from a transport liquid (usually water) to the atmosphere.  Problems with efficient heat transfer, equipment protection and pathological risks to employees can most often be traced back to an issue with suspended ...


    By Orival, Inc.

  • Strict Quality Assurance Procedures Ensure Reliable Vapor Intrusion Protection

    PROJECT: Toronto Fire Services LOCATION: Toronto, ON, Canada SQUARE FT: 6,000 APPLICATOR: Terrafix Environmental ENGINEER: Golder Associates CONTRACTOR: A-Plus General Contracting PRODUCTS: LIQUI D BOOT® , LB® BaseFabric T-60, LB® UltraShield G-1000 ...


    By CETCO

  • Protecting Workers From Asbestos

    However, repair, renovation, and demolition operations often generate airborne asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause chronic lung disease or cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect cleanup workers from asbestos hazards. OSHA’s Standards for Asbestos The work of flood cleanup personnel involves the repair, renovation, ...

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Gas-phase air filtration: Protecting you from what you can’t see

    Air filtration, covered previously, targets solid matter (particulates) such as dirt, dust, leaves, and any visible airborne debris. Gas-phase filtration is for the unseen pollution that is airborne gases that may have an odor–but not always. This is chemistry that came from a liquid or solid to become a gas at ambient temperature. Gases act very differently than particles since they are ...


    By ProMark Associates, Inc.

  • Occupational Airborne Hazards and the Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection

    Each year, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.  It is comprised and compiled from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by federal OSHA staff from across the country.  Most years, one of the top 10 cited violations involves respiratory ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 9 Things Your Respiratory Protection Program Must Include

    Many think that getting a respirator fit test is all that is needed.  Unfortunately, it’s much more than that. The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134 has many requirements in addition to respirator fit testing. If respirators are worn by any employees, companies must have a written Respiratory Protection Program. The one exceptionis if the only respirators in use are ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Protecting the unborn from noise - Pregnancy & noise

    Employers should recognise that the use of hearing defenders for pregnant women working in high noise environments does not protect their unborn child from hearing damage.Is noise a problem during pregnancy? An increasing number of women of child bearing age are now occupationally active and as a result an increasing number of pregnancies are potentially exposed to occupational health and safety ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Prominant developer chooses CETCO gas vapor barrier for methane protection case study

    Project: Sienna Place Homes Location: Philadelphia. PA Products: Liquid Boot Gas Vapor Mitigation System Background: A prominant residential developer had selected an idle Brownfield for the site of a large multi-family residential development. Challenge: To mitigate potential methane vapor ...


    By CETCO

  • MM5-SMOKE-CMAQ as a modeling tool for 8-h ozone regulatory enforcement: application to the state of Arizona

    The Penn State/NCAR Mesoscale Meteorological Model 5 (MM5), Sparse Matrix Operator Kernal Emissions (SMOKE), and Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling systems were employed to simulate ozone concentration distribution within the State of Arizona, in particular, Phoenix air basin, as supporting information to designate nonattainment areas of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ...


    By Springer

  • Prominant developer chooses cetco gas vapor barrier for chromium protection case study

    Project: Droyers Point Location: Jersey City, NJ Products: Liquid Boot® Gas Vapor Mitigation System Background: During the summer of 2004, construction commenced on a multi-family housing plan, developed by K. Hovnanian Homes. This 23-acre Brownfield redevelopment project included 30 new three-story townhouse buildings ...


    By CETCO

  • BLOBEL Retention Systems - Spill Control, Containment of Contaminated Fire Fighting Water and Flood Protection

    Untitled Document BLOBEL manufactures and supplies manual and automatic Retention Barriers, Stormwater Drain Covers and Flood Protection Systems. The Retention ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Surface Coating and Metal-Based Organic Additives—Approaches for FRSS PVC Cables

    Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used polymers today. One of its major applications is in electrical and control cables. Although PVC is intrinsically self-extinguishing, it supports flame spread along its length because of the additives used during processing. The spread of fire along electrical cables may be alleviated either by using flame-retardant smoke-suppressant (FRSS) ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • Eco waste solutions kauai veteran memorial hospital hawaii, USA

    The challenge Kauai Veteran's Memorial Hospital in Hawaii was in need of an on-site medicalwaste disposal system that would address their disposal needs as well as theirlimited space constraints. The location selected for the waste treatment systemwas in a highly visible outdoor courtyard surroundedby hospital rooms. The hospital required a solutionthat would destroy their ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • Asbestos in cigarettes

    The original version of the Kent Micronite cigarette filter used crocidolite, a form of asbestos, from 1952 until at least mid-1956. Cigarettes from intact, unopened packs of the brand from this period were examined. One filter contained approximately 10 mg of crocidolite. Crocidolite structures were found in the mainstream smoke from the first two puffs of each cigarette smoked. At the observed ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Pilot Study of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Surface Soils of Guiyang City, People`s Republic of China

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of well-know roxic and carcinogenic compounds that are widely present in industrial waste, gas, automobile exhaust, coal tars, cigarette smoke and meat products, which constitute the most common ways of exposure of humans to the PAHs (Castillo et al. 2004). PAHs are listed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as priority ...


    By Springer

  • New Chemical hazards in the workplace

    In the days when Industrial Hygiene became a recognized scientific discipline, smoke stacks belched black smoke in River Rouge, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. Men worked in clouds of coal and asbestos dust and labor was hard, physical and usually dangerous. Personal protective equipment was rare; its use, even rarer and its protective effect marginal. Today, the face of manufacturing has changed ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The investigation and measurement of the radon gas working level inside buildings in Rafsanjan

    Radon gas and its daughters are radioactive and radiate alpha particles with high energy. These particles can cause DNA damage, which may or may not be properly repaired. Also, if these particles get into the lungs for a long period of time, they may damage the lungs' inner tissue. This is one of the most important causes of lung cancer after smoking. This paper presents a report on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air quality modelling: an investigation of the merits of CMAQ in the analysis of trans-boundary air pollution from continents to small islands

    The purpose of this study is to conduct an air quality modelling assessment of trans-boundary air pollutants from the Asian continent by applying an advanced modelling system – the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) – developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The focus of the study is trans-boundary ozone, Particulate Matter (PM), and acid deposition, using selected ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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