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5 Tips to Prepare for MSHA’s Silica Dust Limit Enforcement Initiative

On June 8, 2022 MSHA announced an increase in enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) dust standard at mining sites and other facilities involved in processing, cutting, drilling, and grinding rock and stone. This includes the manufacturing of Cement, Artificial Stone, Glass, Steel, Brick, Ceramics, and Industrial Sands (including Frac Sand).

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Large Scale Dust Collection Systems for Greenfield Applications

IAC’s Vice President of Engineering, Tristan Trupka, recently was a guest on the podcast, “Dust Safety Science”. The show discusses process systems and combustible dust safety with host Dr. Chris Cloney (PEng.), an esteemed expert in the field. Dr. Cloney has presented at academic conferences in over five countries, published over 15 peer-reviewed journals, and now focuses on educating industrial workers on best practices for handling combustible dust safely.

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How Can Velocity and Interstitial Velocity Differ

Can velocity and interstitial velocity are commonly confused when proper filter selection and baghouse sizing are being decided because they are very similar when filter bags extend to the hopper level. Can velocity is the vertical gas velocity throughout the housing, above the hopper level but before reaching the bottom of the bags. Interstitial velocity is the vertical gas velocity once the flow is at the bottom of the filter bags.

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baghouse in winter

Baghouse Winterization Kits and Services

  Don’t Let Weather Conditions Disrupt Your Operation!

IAC’s winterizing kit protects your pulse jet baghouse’s pulse valves and compressed air headers from snow, ice, and freezing weather - guarding against production interruptions and downtime.

Winter weather conditions can cause pulse valves to freeze open or internal diaphragms to crack; bleeding the compressed air header of the air pressure and air volume required to effectively clean the bags.

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IAC Video: Baghouse to Filter Receiver Conversion

Through growth of their business, a Midwestern USA handcrafter of custom cabinets and home fixtures needed to upgrade their woodworking dust collection system. After consideration of how their current dust collection system was handling the low moisture, mildly abrasive sawdust particulate, and  expectations for future growth, it was determined that the best course of action was to modify their baghouse dust collector with a high-pressure filter receiver.

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