Leading S. Yorkshire foundry cleans up harmful dusts with JEC Vac Solutions Ltd.
- 21 July 2011
- Company & Industry News
JEC Vac Solutions Ltd. has recently supplied a number of Heavy Duty Industrial Vacuums fitted with HEPA filtration to one of
The surface finishing of the patterns produces fine dusts comprising of wood and filler material that can be potentially harmful when inhaled.
Using compressed air or brushing to remove the dust from the work surface, forces the dust to become airborne, thereby exposes everyone to the risks of dust inhalation. The inhaled dust can result in conditions such as asthma and COPD. According to the HSE website, Carpenters and Joiners are four times more likely to get asthma than other
The industrial vacuums will also be used for general removal of shavings, sawdust and other waste from the floor areas, saws, drills and other machinery to prevent disturbing settled dust during clean up operations.
On the foundry floor handling of the sand used in moulding operations produces respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which is hazardous when inhaled. RCS can cause serious lung diseases such as silicosis resulting in permanent disability and early death.
The use of compressed air or brushing for the removal of loose sand and debris causes the RCS to become airborne, again putting personnel at risk. The use of vacuum to remove the loose sand and debris captures the fine dust with the larger particles where it can be safely disposed of. HEPA filtration prevents the discharge of RCS and fine particles into the atmosphere with the exhaust air.
Respirable dusts are very fine and invisible under normal lighting. Work place respirable dust monitoring during brushing and blowing operations, clearly shows a rise of harmful dust in the air to above acceptable limits, by comparison, a dramatic reduction in airborne respirable dusts is noted when using vacuum systems for the removal of dust and debris.
In addition to the supply of Mobile Industrial and Commercial Vacuum Cleaners, JEC Vac Solutions Ltd design and supply Personnel Dedusting Systems, Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems, Heavy Duty Vacuum Cleaning Units, Bulk Collection Units, Dust Extraction Systems and Dust Free Vacuum and Positive Pressure Pneumatic Conveying Systems.
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