sweeping equipment Articles

  • Sweeping up on Silicon

    They call it Silicon Valley, but where can you get the silicon? Ask Patrick Callinan. In 1990, Callinan decided to leave a multinational firm to set up a niche business from his home, supplying raw materials— silicon wafers—and wafer processing services to the semi-conductor industry. Like most startup entrepreneurs, Callinan found getting financing was difficult for his venture, ...

  • Eriez Sweep Away Hazardous Ferrous Metals

    Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd has helped one of the largest scrap processors in Britain with the problem of damaging pieces of scrap metal affecting the day to day running of their yard.  The simple addition of a Magnetic Sweeper to the tow bar of one of their vehicles solved their problem with its high strength magnetic field picking up and holding nails, wire, welding rod ends, bolts, ferrous ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug

    What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Plastics case study - RheTech

    RheTech found that HammerTek Smart Elbows could convey highly abrasive finished product with few signs of wear after a year in service. The sweeps previously used lasted only three or four months. RheTech, Inc. of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary thermoplastic polyolefin alloys and compounds uses such additives as minerals, fiber reinforcements and ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Assessing the potential for restoration of surface permeability for permeable pavements through maintenance

    Permeable pavements (PPs) have been in use as stormwater management systems in Canada and the United States for over 20 years. After years of exposure to sediment and debris build-up, surface clogging reduces the infiltration of stormwater and inhibits the hydraulic and environmental functions of the pavement. Removal of surface material has been shown to restore infiltration but the majority of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Abrasives case study - Western Paving Corporation

    Smart Elbow® ends elbow wear problem in paving plant Subject Western Paving Corporation's Denver, Colorado plant Situation A division of Western Mobil, Western Paving Corporation makes asphalt for their own extensive paving operation as well as supplying others'. The plant produces 29 different paving product mixes, ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • New Zealand enhances response capability

    The partnership between Maritime New Zealand and DESMI Ro-Clean dates more than 20 years. At that time DESMI Ro-Clean supplied RO-BOOM1500 and Weir Skimmers into New Zealand for their National Oil Spill Response, all of this equipment is still in good operational condition. June 2015 Maritime New Zealand took delivery of two SpeedSweep1500 systems to enhance their response capability with the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • TB 56: Power plant in thailand uses liqui-cel® membrane contactors to remove co2 from water

    A major power plant in Thailand is using Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors to remove carbon dioxide from a DI water system. The system is an expansion project and will be used to feed a high pressure boiler. Liqui-Cel Contactors are being used to lower the CO2 inlet into an Ionpure EDI system. Carbon dioxide adds an ionic load to the EDI system, which can reduce the performance of the system. ...


  • Case study - RheTech

    Six years after installation, the Smart Elbow® has provided years of maintenance free production and still eliminates streamers. It's been close to five years since HammerTek did a case study on the 120 Smart Elbows® installed at RheTech, Inc.'s Whitmore Lake, Michigan plant. That first case study presented the drastic difference in how operations had changed after the June 1997 ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Case study - Paint mixing

    Overview A company involved in the automotive aftermarket had a paint batch mixing and filling operation that used primers and fillers. They were faced with installing air pollution control equipment to handle the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by the solvents used in their processes. An independent consultant had determined that total exhaust volume from the facility was ...

  • Dust collection system captures fugitive dust, ensures OSHA compliance case study

    West Coast Cosmetics, Chatsworth, Calif., a contract filler and private label house, manufactures and packages custom cosmetic products such as eye shadow, blush, mascara, lipstick, foundation, and others. In spring 2003, OSHA inspected the company’s plant and told the company it needed to install a dust collection system to remove fugitive dust from the plant’s compounding and ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Big Clear Sky – A short history of the Clean Air Act

    Major advances over 50 years have led to cleaner air and groundbreaking technology. The detrimental impact of industrialization to air quality in the United States went unchecked through federal legislation for most of the first half of the 20th Century. But following the 1948 industrial catastrophe in Donora, Pennsylvania – where a cloud of smog killed 20 and injured thousands – regulation of ...

  • The 1998 PCB Disposal Amendments: Guide to the 1998 PCB "Mega Rule"

    INTRODUCTION On June 29, 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated a sweeping series of changes in the PCB regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Commonly known as the Mega-Rule or PCB Disposal Amendments (due to its focus largely on waste management issues), this long-awaited rule encompasses more than 80 changes in the regulations and spans more ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Emission Testing of Engines to be Installed in Non-Road Mobile Machinery

    The European Commission has founded a project on emission testing – 'Emission Testing of Engines to be installed in Non-Road Mobile Machinery'. The project was undertaken by Abgasprüfstelle Berlin-Adlershof GmbH in Germany. The work is a part of emission inventory of spark-ignition engines to be used as a basis for a future amendment of the Directive 97/68/EC. The inventory covers seven different ...

  • Low Visibility Diving – A look at Sonar Integration

    Updated sonar technologies are making low visibility diving possible – making them the ideal tool to be equipped on underwater drones for Search & Rescue missions and salvage operations. Unless you are swimming off the coast of Cancun, your nearest water source may not always be incredibly clear. Visibility below the surface often limits the ability of search and rescue missions ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Bad housekeeping can bring unthinkable consequences

    What’s at Stake Some people can’t stand a mess, while others leave an evidence trail of poor housekeeping everywhere they go. But in the workplace, bad housekeeping can have consequences that go far beyond creating an image of a sloppily run, unprofessional operation. What’s the Danger Poor housekeeping causes a wide range of injuries and ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Artificial Field Turf

    Artificial Field Turf Have you ever stepped on an artificial turf sports field and seen black beads in the ground? Have you watch a NFL ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • New LWT system improves safety for workers dredging radioactive materials

    Problem: Cleanup crews wanted to dredge radioactive sludge from hazardous waste pits without releasing contaminants to the environment. Solution: A remote-control system encloses the radioactive material during dredging and keeps workers at a safe distance. The Weldon Springs, Mo. Superfund site and remedial action project has four pits containing low-level radioactive raffinate debris and ...

  • Without Small Data, Big Data and Cloud-Based Software are Useless to HVAC Maintenance

    Yes, the facility management industry has entered the age of ‘big data’ where extremely large data sets are being collected and analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, primarily between HVAC equipment and energy optimization. However, “Big Data” may be the most worn out catchphrase ever. When you think “big” you think Wall Street, the ...

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