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  • Industrial Combustible Dust Tragedies can be Prevented

    One year ago, a combustible dust explosion killed a worker at the Hoeganaes facility in Gallatin, Tennessee.  During the same year there were additional two accidents at the plant that have been linked to combustible dust resulting in several additional deaths and injuries. The investigation found that significant amounts of fine iron powder had accumulated over time at the facility and the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phoenix Industrial Dust Explosion Sends Workers to the Hospital

    Last month, two workers were rushed to a Phoenix hospital after suffering second and third degree burns following a combustible dust fire at their place of employment.  The explosion occurred while the employees were cleaning a loft area of the business that had accumulated significant wood dust.   Combustible dust explosions happen all too often in the work environment and they can ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

    Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards up to the same high level as ...


    By Casella

  • Dust bowl threat

    Dust storms accelerated by a warming climate have covered the Rocky Mountains with dirt whose heat-trapping properties have caused snowpacks to melt weeks earlier than normal, worrying officials in Colorado about drastic water shortages by late summer. Snowpacks from the San Juan Mountains to the Front Range have either completely melted or will be gone within the next two weeks, said Tom ...


  • Dust and Odour control

    After only 2 months in business but with 20 years experience, Odour and Dust Solutions have now won several large contracts for dust control in the recycling industry within te UK. We are also about to announce an agreement concerning working with worldwide partners in the controlling of odours in the waste and waste water industry. Using rotary atomisers, hydraulic atomiser, rotary air atomisers ...


  • China Dust-collecting Equipment Industry Forecasts for 2013-2017

    ReportsnReports.com adds "China Dust-collecting Equipment Market Report, 2013-2017" new market research report to its store. The dust-collecting equipment is mainly used in the following industries with severe dust pollution, such as cement, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, machinery, chemical and waste incineration etc. As China’s following industries step into ...


  • Internationally Proven Sustainable Solution for all dust problems in the mining industry worldwide

    Please view our web sites are for detailed information on the most superior dust suppressant available for mining operations.  Cypher Environmental Ltd. ships this highly effective and liability free (no chlorides or other hazardous chemicals) from Mongolia to South America including the largest mining company in the world.  We also supply EarthZyme for the haul road construction ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • China Dust Collecting Equipment Industry Report for 2013-2017

    The dust-collecting equipment is mainly used in the following industries with severe dust pollution, such as cement, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, machinery, chemical and waste incineration etc. As China’s following industries step into the rapid development stage, such as cement, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, electric power, chemical etc., the problem of air ...


  • ATMOS Global Offers a New Perspective on Dust Management and Dust Control: `DustFinder+`

    ATMOS Global™ (ATMOS Global Pty Ltd – Elite Atmospheric Air Quality Modelling & Forecasting and Climate Change Research Consultants ™) launches globally its newest ground-breaking dust control technology: ...

  • Workshop focuses on dust protection and monitoring

    Ashtead Technology, TSI and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety hazards presented by dust and other particulate matter. Alan Hasson and Josh Thomas from Ashtead Technology provided an overview of the justification for dust monitoring in the workplace, and Nicholas Baxter from HSL described the requirements ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Adipic Acid Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 1st, 2012 Approximately 2.5 billion kilograms of adipic acid are produced annually.  This organic compound is used in the production of nylon, polyurethane, adhesives and plasticizers. Adipic acid is a white crystalline powder. Some common other names for adipic acid include: Acifloctin; Acinetten; Adilatetten; Adipinic Acid; 1,4-Butanedicarboxylic Acid; ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Zinc Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Earlier this year, a team of doctors and nurses from the United States traveled to Bolivia to take part in an emergency drill at a zinc mining facility.  The exercise involved a simulated explosion at the plant. Zinc is a metallic chemical element represent by the symbol Zn.  It is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.  Zinc is used in many alloys, including ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Releases Combustible Dust Poster

    EMSL is pleased to announce the release of a new Combustible Dust Testing poster available for distribution on the company’s website: www.EMSL.com.   The poster is free and is a great informational resource for those in industries with combustible dust hazards, including food, grain, wood, pulp, paper, plastics, pharmaceutical, rubber, metals and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • New Bulletin Summarizes Dust Collection Products

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has published a Product Overview Brochure on its line of dust and fume collection systems to clean up industrial processes. The new literature provides a convenient two-page overview of the company's installed and portable dust collection equipment as well as dust collector accessories and filters, industrial vacuums and ...


  • Macrotek Wins Another Dust Collector Contract

    Air pollution provider, Macrotek Inc., recently announced receipt of a dust collection system contract. The system includes a baghouse support structure, ducting, fan, stack, and controls for a large multinational metal recovery and recycling facility in Ontario. The unit is fully integrated with complete ducting. One key consideration in designing the system is a challenging light material that ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Magnesium: A Potential Combustible Dust Hazard in the Workplace

    Magnesium (Mg) is a chemical element and an alkaline earth metal.  It is one of the most common elements found in the Earth.  The free element is a highly reactive material that is not found naturally, but is used by today’s industry. The material is one of the most commonly used structural metals.  It is used as a component of aluminum alloys, for die-casting and to remove ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Diversitech Launches the WX Series of Wet Dust Collectors

    Does Your Work Application Need a Wet Dust Collector? One of the serious by-products of many industrial work applications is known as combustible dust. If dust is combustible, it greatly increases the risk for explosion or fire, and with it the risk for severe injury or death. In addition to the human toll, combustible dust fires or explosions can also be devastating to a ...


    By DiversiTech Inc

  • Efficient dust control for belt conveyor transfer points

    Sandvik’s dust suppression system Clear is an electrostatic dust binding device for bulk material conveying systems, developped and widely used in Europe and offering guaranteed dust suppression of over 90%, has now been launched in Australia and South Africa by Sandvik Mining and Construction. The system is ionization-based and has been designed to bind dust where it is formed. It is a simple ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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