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  • Silo Top Bin Vent Filter

    September 14, 2016

    A bin vent filter is a dust filtration unit on top of a silo or a large bin. These storage units for powder and bulk materials can be filled mechanically by bucket elevators, for example, or by the pneumatic systems from bulk tanker truck. To avoid overpressure in the silo and pollution of the...

  • Purdue Hosting Grain Dust Explosion Workshop on Sept. 15

    September 8, 2016

    Purdue University Exentsion and the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are co-sponsoring a workshop and on-site program in at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, IN on Sept. 15 on prevention of grain dust combustion and explosion....

  • Level Switches for Dust Collectors

    September 7, 2016

    The Dynatrol DJ level switch is designed for application to either high or low point level detection of bulk solids. The DJ detector operates successfully on applications such as baghouses, cyclone separators, and above airlocks. Consistent results have been achieved on sawdust, wood fiber, grains...

  • Windsor Wire LLC Acquires Assets of Midwesco Filter Resources

    August 31, 2016

    Windsor Wire LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sly Inc., a 142-year-old manufacturer of bag house dust collectors and other air pollution equipment, has acquired the cage manufacturing assets of Midwesco Filter Resources Inc. (MFRI). This purchase, along with the March 2016 purchase of the...

  • PA Mill Faces $195k OSHA Fines for Combustible Dust Hazards

    August 9, 2016

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) cited a mill in Albion, PA for five willful, nine repeat, 12 serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. Visited by OSHA inspectors on Feb. 10 as a follow up...

  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016: An Introduction

    August 5, 2016

    For years, dust collection equipment operators were limited to a filter element’s minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV rating, to evaluate the possible effectiveness of air filters used in their dust collection equipment. This MERV rating, as outlined in the American Society of Heating...

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  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    July 26, 2016

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

  • Dust Control Technology Names New President

    July 25, 2016

    Dust Control Technology (DCT), a global innovator in dust and odor control, has announced the appointment Laura Stiverson as president. Stiverson served as general manager for DCT for nearly five years. Her primary responsibilities will continue to revolve around new product engineering,...

  • MSHA: Most Coal Dust Samples Comply with New Standards

    July 19, 2016

    Federal efforts to reduce “Black Lung” disease among American coal miners is apparently having an effect. The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Monday that approximately 99% of respirable coal dust samples gathered from April 1 to June...