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  • Suppressing Dust in Hoppers for Heavy Applications

    September 18, 2019

    Dust management during dry granular bulk materials handling is a complex process. Dust control solutions must be flexible to ensure effective dust collection for different applications. Sometimes, with unusual materials and certain project requirements, controlling airborne dust becomes a real...

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  • MCF PowerSaver Dust Collectors Lower Operational Costs

    September 12, 2019

    Users can save up to 50% in operational costs and extend bag life with the MCF PowerSaver dust collector. An integrated blower produces medium pressure air during the cleaning cycle, which eliminates the need for compressed air in the filter. This frees up existing compressed air capacity for use...

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  • Crews Douse Dust Collector Fire at Pennsylvania Plant

    August 12, 2019

    Fire crews were dispatched to a blaze at the BNZ Materials facility in Zelienople, PA in the early hours of last Friday morning after a saw dust collection system caught on fire at the site, the Harmony Fire District announced in a Facebook post.  Called to the scene at about 1:43 a.m.,...

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  • Dust Explosion and Fire Reported at Pennsylvania Plant

    August 8, 2019

    Fire crews responded to the Vixen Hall production facility in Elverson, PA on Wednesday after sawdust exploded and a fire ignited in the facility’s baghouse, local news reports said. The blast occurred inside the facility, which produces gazebos, decks, and shutters, at about 1:30 p.m....

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  • Dust Eyed as Cause of Explosion, Fire at Oregon Sawmill

    August 5, 2019

    Officials said wood dust may have fueled an explosion and a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon at the Timber Products sawmill in White City, OR, a number of local news organizations reported. Five fire engines responded to the site. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered flames inside of a wood chip...

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  • The Benefits of Dust Collector Pulse Valves

    August 1, 2019

    Dusty environments in industries such as concrete, metalworking, mining, steel mills, grain, agriculture, and feed are particularly susceptible to costly damage and downtime due to particulates getting into machines. Dusty air is also a hazard to workers’ health. Particularly, food and...

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  • Methods to Assure a Successful Dust Collection System

    July 22, 2019

    On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at @ pm Eastern/11 am Pacific, Jack Osborn, senior project engineer, Airdusco Engineering and Design Services LLC, will present "Methods to Assure a Successful Dust Collection System" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids DryPro webinar series.  ...

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  • Five C’s to Consider for Effective Dust Collection

    July 1, 2019

    The concept for dust collection is relatively simple: It is really just an industrial-sized “vacuum cleaner.” However, poor system operation can be expected if careful consideration to the five C’s is not made.   1. Capture If you cannot effectively capture the dust, then...

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  • Making Sense of Dust Collection Technology

    June 21, 2019

    Selecting the dust collector for your application can be an overwhelming and confusing task with all the different types of technology to choose from. Let’s review the different types of dust collectors and baghouses and the common uses for each of them. Pulse Jet Technology High-Pressure...

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  • Aluminum Dust Fire Causes $15K in Damages at Sask. Plant

    June 7, 2019

    An issue with a piece of dust collection equipment apparently contributed to the ignition of a fire Wednesday afternoon at the Crestline Coach Ltd. ambulance production plant in Saskatoon, SK. Fire officials said that “inadequate maintenance” of the dust collector likely caused the...

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