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Maintaining OSHA Dust Control Standards for Carpentry and Metalworking

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Maintaining OSHA Dust Control Standards for Carpentry and Metalworking

If you operate an industrial facility that processes metal, wood, or other materials that generate fine dust particles, you know the health risks involved with prolonged exposure and inhalation of dust. You may also be aware of the standards enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to protect workers from these health hazards. Due to recurring fires and explosions resulting from dust in industrial settings, OSHA has also created a set of standards designed to prevent combustion resulting from dust in the workplace. In order to protect your employees from occupational hazards such as respiratory issues and explosions, the safest approach is to make sure your facility is OSHA dust control compliant.osha dust control

Dust accumulation in the workplace presents an especially serious risk when all of the right conditions for an explosion are present: oxygen, an enclosed space, dispersion of combustible particles, and formation of a dust cloud. A single spark can ignite this combustible dust, leading to explosions and life threatening conditions for your employees. This may occur in a variety of industrial applications – food, plastic, rubber, pharmaceuticals, and so on – but it can be especially dangerous with wood and metal dust. OSHA dust control standards have been created over the years as companies have realized the importance of risk prevention by taking steps to control the accumulation of dust throughout the workplace.

Going Above and Beyond OSHA Dust Control Requirements

Imperial Systems offers the industry leading dust collection equipment for a wide variety of industrial settings: carpentry, metalworking, agriculture and food processing, plastic, biofuels, fiberglass, and many more. Our dust collectors are not only the best available method of protecting your employees from the hazards of explosion, inhalation, and skin contact with dangerous fumes and particulates; they are also a low maintenance method of reducing costs related to cleaning factory surfaces and repairing damaged equipment.

The following is a short list, by no means comprehensive, of the cost-saving features of our revolutionary dust collection equipment:

  • Vertical Cartridge Design for a longer filter life
  • Energy efficient Pulse Distribution technology
  • Boltless doors to prevent water and air leaks
  • NanoFiber filter technology for easier pulse cleaning
  • Filters with the highest quality pleated media, with .3 to .5 micron filtration
  • Heavy Duty Abort Gates for additional protection against fires

Our systems can be designed to fit almost any industrial setting that requires OSHA dust control measures. If saving space is your concern, or if you only need a partial upgrade to your dust control systems, we can work with you to create a custom dust collection solution for your company.

Contact Imperial Systems today to learn more about how you can meet OSHA dust control standards with ease, while creating a more efficient and safer workplace in the process.

 

Fume Extraction Solution

No matter what type of industrial operation you run, fumes and dust are produced during the manufacturing process. To have an efficient and healthy work environment it is important that these fumes and dust are handled properly. The best way to make sure these production by products are handled correctly is to make sure you instal, and utilize a fume extraction solution.

fume extraction solutionA fume extraction company will be able to install the equipment that is necessary to maintain healthy air quality and working conditions in your workplace. When selecting a company to work with, it is important to go with the company that offers a solution specific for your industrial workspace.  At Imperial Systems we offer a fume extraction solution for ten different processes.

Fume Extraction Solution: for Ten Industrial Manufacturing Processes

  1.    Metal Cutting: Metal cutting fumes and dust can be extremely dangerous to work with because they are explosive and toxic. Due to this, you need to look for a system that meets all of the safety codes necessary to avoid any hazards. We recommend the CMAXX Dust and Fume Collector with the DeltaMAXX Cartridge Filters. While working with such dangerous air pollutants, you can trust in the CMAXX because with no external bolt holes, we guarantee no leaks.
  2.    Welding: The CMAXX Dust and Fume Collector is also recommended to take care of welding fumes. No matter the type of welding processes you are engaging in, whether it be robotic welding, electrogas welding,  plasma arc welding, friction welding, or soldering just to name a few, the CMAXX will take care of your fumes.
  3.    Grain Processes: For all grain processes including drying, dumping, rolling,  and bin venting among many other things, you’ll want to go with the BRF Bag-house Dust Collector, which is a top-notch cleaning system designed for reliability.
  4.    Laser Cutting: Laser cutting smoke can also be very dangerous, so we recommend the CMAXX Laser Fume Extraction System as your laser fume extraction solution. 
  5.    Plasma Cutting: The CMAXX Laser Fume Extraction System can also be used for plasma cutting of any sort including CNC plasma cutting tables, CNC plasma pipe cutting, hand held plasma cutting, and plasma gouging.
  6.    Fiberglass Processes: If you work with fiberglass, you are well aware of the hazardous and uncomfortable dust that it emits. We recommend the CMAXX Dust Collector System or the Baghouse Dust Collector to rid your air of that dust.
  7.    Foundry processes: The dust and fumes that come from foundry processes such as degassing, degating, heat treating, and finishing, to name a few, can be taken care of by the CMAXX Dust and Fume Collector.
  8.    Mining: While mining dust control can be a very difficult task, our equipment is apt for doing the job. Our BRF Baghouse dust collector or the CMAXX Dust and Fume Collector will keep you from mining dust exposure.
  9.    Woodworking: Whether you work at a lumber mill, cabinet shop, a board plant, or with flooring and furniture, your woodwork creates a lot of dust. Fortunately, we specialize in woodworking dust collection. Due to our far-reaching experience in the field, we are very well known and well respected in the woodworking industry. Again, our BRF Baghouse Dust Collector or the CMAXX Dust and Fume Collector are recommended.
  10.  Food Processing: The CMAXX Dust Collector is even suitable for the food processing industry. It’s quality, efficiency, and convenience guarantees safety for the food and the workers.

With such a wide variety of applications, no matter what type of industrial processing you are involved with, we are confident that Imperial Systems can address your fume extraction needs. Contact us today for a free quote.

The Benefits of an Air Purification Solution for Food Processing

In the food processing industry, as in any manufacturing facility, dust from grains, nuts, fibers, and other solids can be a serious problem, both for employees’ health and for company costs. Particulates gather in the air, posing a threat to workers who are exposed to them throughout the day, and when they are not properly filtered, they can lead to a number of respiratory conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces various regulations regarding grain and other particulates which may put your employees at risk – not only from inhalation of dust, but from explosions, as well. Safety is a priority, of course, but it is not the only benefit you will gain from a professional air purification solution.air purification solution

Imperial Systems designs and installs dust collection equipment for a variety of industrial applications, and we are proud to serve the agricultural and food processing industries by protecting companies and their communities from harmful particulates and conditions that may lead to fires. By installing a new, cutting edge air purification solution in your processing plant, you can better address the known dangers of the dust created by processing grains and other solids. These hazards include:

  • “Farmer’s lung” – a condition that can lead to scarring, or fibrosis of the lungs
  • Combustion as a result of grain dust accumulating in the air and in air ducts
  • Respiratory conditions affecting the nasal passages and bronchi
  • Equipment malfunctions as a result of dust building up on machinery

While the safety of your employees is undoubtedly your number one consideration when you consider an air purification system, you may not have considered an industrial dust collector as a long term investment. Continue reading to discover how our air purification solutions can benefit your bottom line in the long run.

The Cost Benefit of an Industrial Air Purification Solution

It naturally follows that protecting the health and safety of your employees will save you some costs by avoiding sick days, workman’s compensation, and so on. What you may not have considered, however, are the other savings you can receive from a dust collection system, including time and energy otherwise spent on cleaning dust and resin from your machinery and other surfaces. Furthermore, if you invest in the right system, the return on your investment can multiply exponentially.

Consider the advantages of our CMAXX Dust Collector System:

  • Saves space as well as energy with 20% lower internal velocities compared to other leading air purification systems.
  • Vertical cartridge design facilitates longer filter life.
  • No external bolts, less chance for air and water leakage
  • 100% total pulse distribution increases filter life up to twice as long.
  • Tool-free, heavy duty filter door makes service easy and fast.

In addition to this state-of-the-art dust collection technology, our DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters contain an advanced NanoFiber to deliver higher efficiency. With less energy, less service time, and more powerful collection of particulates, our air purification solution is sure to bring you a significant return on your investment, along with the health and safety benefits your employees deserve.

Contact us today for more information on our dust collection systems, and request a quote on a system that is right for your food processing plant.

 

Your Source for Donaldson Torit Filters

When you and your team started in the manufacturing business, you were probably excited about the prospect of creating innovative products from metal and wood.  The challenges of design, construction, and perfection are what excite you.  You are less excited by the necessity of ordering replacement Donaldson Torit filters.  And yet, because of your experience, you understand the importance of making safety a priority in the shop.  Just as you wear the correct protective gear, goggles and gloves, so too your shop needs adequate safety equipment.  One important aspect of this is the dust collection system and the filters which go within it.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could replace these less often and spend more time doing what you really want?

Your Options for Donaldson Torit Filters

Just because your system was initially established with Donaldson Torit filters does not mean that you are locked in to this particular brand going forward.  In fact, you have the option to switch to one of the highest performing replacement filters on the market.  The DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters by Imperial Systems are manufactured to fit all makes and models of cartridge dust collectors, including your Donaldson Torit unit.

The DeltaMAXX Advantagesdonaldson torit filters

These innovative filters do more than simply offer a new, competitively priced option on the market for Donaldson Torit filters.  In fact, they may change the way you buy replacement cartridge filters forever.  Using the most advanced NanoFiber technology, less particles end up entering and embedding in the media below, improving the lifespan of the filter.  In fact, the DeltaMAXX has up to twice the filter life of the industry standard.  This long life is accompanied by the highest filtration efficiency in the industry, with 99.9% efficiency for .3 to .5 micron.  Overall, the design of these filters leads to lowered operational costs and reduced operational mass emissions.

The Imperial Systems Difference

Although these superior Donaldson Torit filters are compelling on their own, Imperial Systems offers further incentive to switch your dust collection solution provider.  Whether you contact Imperial Systems for replacement filters or an entirely new collection system, you can have confidence that you will receive the highest quality customer service.  Just as we put serious effort and engineering into the development of our products, we are dedicated to helping you find the solution that is right for you and your business.

For more information about our filters, dust collection systems, or other products and services, contact us today.

Your Source for Donaldson Torit Filters

When you and your team started in the manufacturing business, you were probably excited about the prospect of creating innovative products from metal and wood.  The challenges of design, construction, and perfection are what excite you.  You are less excited by the necessity of ordering replacement Donaldson Torit filters.  And yet, because of your experience, you understand the importance of making safety a priority in the shop.  Just as you wear the correct protective gear, goggles and gloves, so too your shop needs adequate safety equipment.  One important aspect of this is the dust collection system and the filters which go within it.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could replace these less often and spend more time doing what you really want?

donaldson torit filtersYour Options for Donaldson Torit Filters

Just because your system was initially established with Donaldson Torit filters does not mean that you are locked in to this particular brand going forward.  In fact, you have the option to switch to one of the highest performing replacement filters on the market.  The DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters by Imperial Systems are manufactured to fit all makes and models of cartridge dust collectors, including your Donaldson Torit unit.

The DeltaMAXX Advantages

These innovative filters do more than simply offer a new, competitively priced option on the market for Donaldson Torit filters.  In fact, they may change the way you buy replacement cartridge filters forever.  Using the most advanced NanoFiber technology, less particles end up entering and embedding in the media below, improving the lifespan of the filter.  In fact, the DeltaMAXX has up to twice the filter life of the industry standard.  This long life is accompanied by the highest filtration efficiency in the industry, with 99.9% efficiency for .3 to .5 micron.  Overall, the design of these filters leads to lowered operational costs and reduced operational mass emissions.  

The Imperial Systems Difference

Although these superior Donaldson Torit filters are compelling on their own, Imperial Systems offers further incentive to switch your dust collection solution provider.  Whether you contact Imperial Systems for replacement filters or an entirely new collection system, you can have confidence that you will receive the highest quality customer service.  Just as we put serious effort and engineering into the development of our products, we are dedicated to helping you find the solution that is right for you and your business.  

For more information about our filters, dust collection systems, or other products and services, contact us today.

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