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Free Dust Collection Webinar

November 16, 2015

Oftentimes, in dust collection systems, practitioners will fix one problem only to bring another into clear focus.

Jonathan F. Hale, president, Air Systems Corp., will present a free webinar, "What Is the Weakest Link in Your Dust Collection System?" on Thursday, November 19 at 2pm Eastern that will train participants to look at the whole dust collection system so that most, or all, of the system issues can be found contemporaneously.

Dust collection systems are a main line defense against fugitive hazardous or even toxic dust accumulations in the workplace. Predictive maintenance principles can be applied to anticipate the common failure modes of the systems and the individual components and provide long-term, sustained system performance. Proper design, commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting can be accomplished with pressure measurements compared to baseline or commissioning pressure measurements – a big time savings over pitot tube duct velocity measurements. The presenter will share his ventilation diagnostic experience and secrets utilizing a pressure measurement-based monitoring and maintenance program.

The webinar agenda includes:
* Principles of dust collection system operation
* Purchasing and commissioning properly designed dust collector systems
* Dust collection system measurements. Where do I start?
* Dust collection system component maintenance tips
* Systematic troubleshooting using pressure measurements
* The impact of new NFPA combustible mitigation equipment on dust ventilation system diagnosis

Hale worked as EPA inspector and Permits Engineer, Local Air Regulatory Agency, Winston-Salem, NC for nine years. He was director of environmental engineering and industrial hygiene for Douglas Battery Manufacturing, Winston-Salem, NC for three years. Hale was the founder and co-owner, Jackson-Hale Environmental Technologies Inc., as well as the winner of two National ASHRAE awards for excellence in energy-efficient design of industrial ventilation systems

Hale has served as co-chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Conference faculty since 1986, and has been a member of the faculty of UNC Chapel Hill’s Summer and Winter Industrial Hygiene Institute since 1999. He is a past president of Carolina’s Air Pollution Control Association, and served 11 years as a board member. He was an instructor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Health Industrial Ventilation Course (2003-2007), a faculty member at the Michigan State University Industrial Ventilation Conference since 2009, director of engineering, Memios International (Pneumatic Waste Conveying Systems), vice-chairman, ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Committee, and author of sections of Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practices, 26th, 27th, and 28th Editions.

Hale is the founder and owner, Air Systems Corporation Inc.

Hale received a BS Biology, Wake Forest University, 1975, and an MA Political Science (Regulatory Affairs), Appalachian State University, 1980.

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