A long established, north east based, manufacturer of process equipment is benefiting from Camfil APC’s Handte EM Profi technology. As part of on-going investment the company purchased a WIA L600 turning center with high pressure coolant capability. During machining with the high pressure coolant, it became evident very quickly that there was a mist build up within the machining enclosure. Upon opening the door to undertake component checks mid-cycle, or at the end of the machining cycle, a visible plume of mist escaped into the factory environment. The company was aware that this presented a respiratory hazard for the operators and increased cycle times as the door to the machine remained closed until the mist had dissipated. Additionally, as the mist rises when it is warm it could impinge on the overhead crane rail and the associated electrics and, when it cooled and descended, it could be drawn into the electrical cabinets of neighbouring machines by cooling fans causing damage to computers, switchgear etc.

A multinational pharmaceutical company needed a dust extractionA multinational pharmaceutical company needed a dust extractionsystem for their new tableting suite in Spain. The suite comprised ofsix rooms, each with its own tablet machine. The explosive natureof the dust as well as the toxicity of the drugs demanded a dustcollector that was ATEX rated to class 2D, indoor zone 21 and fittedwith a safe change system to change the filters and a safe methodfor removal of the collected dust.

The  proper selection and operation of contained dust collection  equipment is critical to pharmaceutical plants for a host of reasons, from environmentalrequirements and employee health and safety to production cleanliness and efficiency. The use of surrogate testing is a valuable tool in ensuring that contained dust collectors are meeting the requirements for containment relating to the hazards associated with the materials being processed and any applicable good manufacturing practice.

Briggs & Stratton, the world’s largest producer of air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor products, is committedBriggs & Stratton, the world’s largest producer of air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor products, is committedto passing on superior value to customers. Exceptional value and product quality start in the manufacturingprocess, but the dust collection system was troubling. The company had experienced years of difficulties related totheir Torit collectors, ranging from a smoky 200,000 square foot building associated with dust not being collectedthoroughly, to controls not functioning properly, as well as problematic maintenance downtime and filters that hadto be changed at least every month and a half. Briggs & Stratton wanted a better collection process and turned toFarr APC and Bob Walsh, sales representative for Wondrack Company.

Midwest PMS is a manufacturer of liquid supplements for livestock that are custom blended perMidwest PMS is a manufacturer of liquid supplements for livestock that are custom blended perorder and shipped to customers in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Their fullyautomated batching system combines an order’s various ingredients by weight. Other, dry ingredientsare added manually and agitated. The combination is then moved to a holding tank and delivered totheir customers as requested.

The Nestlé Prepared Foods Company (Jonesboro, Arkansas) required containment of airborne spices and other food ingredients during their production process. A set of Farr Gold Series® industrial dust collectors, installed 10 years ago, continues to capture airborne spices and other food ingredients and never allows them to fill the room, addressing potential problems with allergens and combustible dusts.The Nestlé Prepared Foods Company (Jonesboro, Arkansas) required containment of airborne spices and other food ingredients during their production process. A set of Farr Gold Series® industrial dust collectors, installed 10 years ago, continues to capture airborne spices and other food ingredients and never allows them to fill the room, addressing potential problems with allergens and combustible dusts.

This company, located on the West Coast of Scotland, is a leading global development partner in the avionics and automotive industry. They offer unique systems competence regarding internal combustion engines and engine peripherals ranking among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for engine components such as piston systems, cylinder components and valve trains. Their facility in Scotland manufactures precision bearings for the automotive industry.This company, located on the West Coast of Scotland, is a leading global development partner in the avionics and automotive industry. They offer unique systems competence regarding internal combustion engines and engine peripherals ranking among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for engine components such as piston systems, cylinder components and valve trains. Their facility in Scotland manufactures precision bearings for the automotive industry.

As the leading supplier of quenched and tempered steels to the Australian domestic and Southeast Asian regional markets, Bisalloy steel strives to provide customers with a superior level of supply and availability through their local BISPLATE manufacturing, BixExpress warehouse hubs and distributors.

For over 30 years, Bisalloy Steel has supported global mining, building, infrastructure and defense industries. In order to produce the best steel for these industries, abrasive blasting is required to treat the plate steel with scale removal by using manganese steel pellets. During this process, abrasive blasting dust is produced.

Nestlé USA is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland, which is the world‘s largest food company with a focus on nutrition, health and wellness. The Nestlé Prepared Foods Company located in Jonesboro, Arkansas produces the Lean Cuisine and Stouffer‘s line of frozen foods.

Bridgestone APM specializes in the design, developmentBridgestone APM specializes in the design, developmentand manufacture of vibration isolation, energy adsorbing padsand foam seating components for the automotive industry.Expanding their foam products division with a new facility inDickson, TN prompted them to find a dust collector supplier.Using the Internet, they contacted our sales rep, Bob Hash ofAirsystem Sales, through his web site. This would be a toughapplication as the material to be captured would consist of dryfoam fines, slivers, balls and chunks.

Challenge
Hanson Brick is one of North America’s largest brick manufacturers.  In 2001, Hanson (then Boren Brick) built a new facility at their Monroe, NC operation to increase production.  A dust collector was needed for their coating extrusion lines.Challenge Hanson Brick is one of North America’s largest brick manufacturers.  In 2001, Hanson (then Boren Brick) built a new facility at their Monroe, NC operation to increase production.  A dust collector was needed for their coating extrusion lines.

Solution
If there is a dust collecting opportunity in North or South Carolina, Farr rep Dale Grimsley of DominionCarolina knows about it.  Dale visited the Hanson plant and evaluated the new production lines.  Wet bricks are first cut to shape with a wire process.  They are then strewn out and immediately coated with a magnesium colorant while on vibratory feeders.  This is where the cloud of dust is generated.  The bricks are then moved into the kilns.

Terrill Bros. Ltd. is a well established company with foundry operations specializing in high alloy steel in the South West of England. They manufacture cast valves for a variety of applications including the oil and water industrial sectors.Terrill Bros. Ltd. is a well established company with foundry operations specializing in high alloy steel in the South West of England. They manufacture cast valves for a variety of applications including the oil and water industrial sectors.

Premix in North Kingsville, Ohio, hasPremix in North Kingsville, Ohio, hasover 50 years of experience and isthe largest North American developer,formulator and manufacturer ofthermoset compounds, also manufacturingthermoset molded parts.They serve a broad range of industriesincluding electrical, appliance/HVAC, construction, industrialequipment, transportation, automotive,heavy truck, aerospace,and military with the widest rangeof commercial composite materialsavailable including Sheet MoldingCompounds (SMC), Bulk MoldingCompounds (BMC), Thick MoldingCompounds (TMC) and EngineeredStructural Composites (ESC).

Controlling the high levels of dust generated in crushing operations to meet stringent permitting requirements is a difficult challenge for mining engineers. At one U.S. copper mine, the use of a cartridge-style dry dust collection system from Camfil Farr APC has reduced emissions to only 0.00037 grains/dry standard cubic foot (dscf) average, just a fraction of the required limit of 0.02 grains/dscf – while delivering added benefits of energy savings, water savings and ease of maintenance.

Controlling the high levels of dust generated in crushing operations to meet stringent permitting requirements is a difficult challenge for mining engineers. At one U.S. copper mine, the use of a cartridge-style dry dust collection system from Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has reduced emissions to a level of only 0.00037 grains/dry standard cubic foot (dscf) average. This is just a fraction of the required limit of 0.02 grains/dscf – while delivering added benefits of energy savings, water savings and ease of maintenance.Controlling the high levels of dust generated in crushing operations to meet stringent permitting requirements is a difficult challenge for mining engineers. At one U.S. copper mine, the use of a cartridge-style dry dust collection system from Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has reduced emissions to a level of only 0.00037 grains/dry standard cubic foot (dscf) average. This is just a fraction of the required limit of 0.02 grains/dscf – while delivering added benefits of energy savings, water savings and ease of maintenance.

Job Shops And Other MetalworkingJob Shops And Other MetalworkingFacilities Affected By This StandardMust Comply With Most Of TheRequirements By March 12, 2018– They Have Less Than Two YearsTo Provide Any Required ChangeRooms And Showers And ThreeYears To Implement EngineeringControls. Here’S Why Dust, MistAnd Fume Collectors Are The BestStrategy To Protect Workers FromThe Devastating Pulmonary DiseasesAssociated With Beryllium Exposure.

First Light Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of low pressure germicidal lamps and medium pressure UV lamps. The dust that is being generated by sawing glass with the diamond saw blades was too much for the competitors envelope bag type collector with an automatic shaker. Cleaning was ineffective and the customer had to manually “blow-off” bags every two days. The loaded filters resulted in reduced airflow and fugitive emissions from the saws. This compromised the shop cleanliness and the excessive maintenance required to keep the competitors collector running was labor intensive and costly.

Operating independently as a publicly held company sinceOperating independently as a publicly held company since1999, OMNOVA Solutions Inc. has over 100 years of polymer andmanufacturing experience dating back to its time with The General Tireand Rubber Company. OMNOVA prides itself on strong, core values andan inventive spirit.OMNOVA works to create innovative polymeric materials for a hostof applications. At a certain facility, during the process of creatingthe polymer as well as other substances, their original baghouse dustcollector was not cleaning well with the sticky materials. This particularfacility of OMNOVA takes emulsions from water and turns them intopolymer powder.“The main reason [to install a Farr Gold Series] was that their oldbaghouse could not clean its bags well enough when they ran theirstickier drilling fluid loss resins,” Len Iacco Jr. of Rolen and Associatessaid. “The bags would be completely caked up and ruined after about12 hours of runtime. Over the years, drilling fluid resins have gone fromone or two of their products to about 75 percent of their production, sorunning them through the fluid bed, faster, helps them out a lot.”The building in which the dust collecting and process handling takesplace spans three, 30-foot high floors.“We had a very old baghouse that took up our entire tower and blewdown in a reverse shake off that was too gentle to get the product out

When it comes to innovations for the future of the automotive industry, automotive suppliers need to keep up to speed too. A German company specialising in exclusive automotive electronic systems and interiors is primarily concerned with sustainable solutions, environmental credentials and profitability –  this applies not only in its manufacturing, but also in its use of dust filtration systems.

Midwest Railcar Repair, Inc. has beenMidwest Railcar Repair, Inc. has beenservicing the railroad industry for nearly halfa century. Pride and workmanship are thefoundation of the company. By performingall railcar repairs and maintenance in-housethey are able to get high quality jobs donequickly. Being a one-stop shop for railcarsrequires a large facility with a variety ofequipment and machinery being used at thesame time. Welding, grinding, and plasmacuttingwere constant processes being used.Maintaining a clean working environmentfor the employees and the work beingproduced has always been top priority.To prevent dust or fumes from being anissue, company president David Smookstarted researching online for a solution.The large size of the railcars and facilitymade the search challenging. A variety ofdust collection offerings were available fromvarious style dust collectors to numeroussmall collectors being placed from theceilings throughout the facility. Theseoptions added their own maintenance andupkeep issues.

The city of Guelph, located in Ontario,The city of Guelph, located in Ontario,Canada relies on the Guelph Recycling Plant toprocess the recyclable materials within the community.Among the goals of keeping Guelph aclean environment in which to live was the taskof sorting material into categories before sendingon to the paper mills. This process brought abouta concern regarding the amount of paper dust beingemitted into the air. Guelph Recycling Plantdid have an old, nonfunctional baghouse dustcollector, it was was determined that it wouldmore cost effective to replace than to retrofitto current standards and regulations for theapplication.

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