Mar 12, 2019 | Publisher: cr2jopcwusw1 | Category: Civic & Government |  


Dust in aluminium plants and how it is removed with special vacuum cleaners Dust: the sleeping killer It is dirty, not very esthetical and above all it is unhealthy. It is problematic when dust becomes a side-effect of production. Lots of industries face that problem. From industrial bakeries to concrete- industry, dealing with dust or rather working in it is a daily fact of life for millions of people. People, who are exposed to dust on a regular basis, will often suffer from all kind of diseases in the long run. Most of them are obviously lung related. Some types of lung diseases caused by the inhalation of dust are called by the general term "pneumoconiosis", better known as "dusty lung". Other dust particles can be dissolved in the bloodstream. The blood then carries the substance around the body where it may damage other organs (the brain, kidneys etc). There are official guidelines and official lists mentioning the several types of dust, each indicating the impact that they have on human organs in case of daily exposure, and the list contains lots of products (dust particles) to be found in various industries, including the aluminum industry. In fact two types of dust need to be described: the types of dust that you actually can see with the naked eye: this is the dust that will be removed by typical cleaning (water, sweepers, vacuum cleaners) and the dust that you don't see: fine dust. This dust is even more harmful. It destroys the smallest lung cells, with all kind of diseases as a consequence. Besides the obvious reasons as described above, there might be a danger on a serious explosion as well. Although dust is not something which is automatically associated with explosions, the danger is real. Under certain circumstances, a dust-explosion can have the amplitude of a dynamite-explosion. In Europe, guidelines have been pointed out to describe and handle those risks (94/9/EG, better known as ATEX 95). One of the conditions which have been recognized to induce a dust-explosion is that the dust needs to be able to bind with oxygen. Besides the usual suspects, such as wood fibers, flour, milk powder and certain chemicals or polymers, also Aluminum and Magnesium have this capacity. The right mix of oxygen and dust, in combination with an ignition, is all what is needed to transform a factory in a fireball. An ignition can be caused by all kind of sources: flames, sparks (welding, electrostatic sparks), hot gasses or surfaces, etc. A dust explosion is often much more powerful than any other type of explosion. The reason behind this, is that a first (lighter) dust explosion can induce other dust to start whirling, which induces a second and even more explosions. This causes a chain reaction which can destroy a building in no time. Summarizing all the reasons above and talking about green energy, smart industry, improving the safety and healthy environment, dust must be one of our top priorities. No kidding, what are the advantages of dust? Well there is one advantage. The particles, forming dust in aluminum-industry, are recyclable. It can be re-used and it can also be sold. Dust: How to remove Knowing that, the question arises how to handle with this inevitable side-material that is spread throughout the complete production environment. Most of the aluminum plants use sweepers: mobile cleaning equipment, using brushes with or without water, the type of vehicles that are used for cleaning parks, streets, city-squares etc. Sweepers are indeed the perfect solution for outside environment because there is an immediate and visible result: dust seems to be removed after the sweeper has gone. In the open, this is the result that customers / users are looking for. For use in buildings, these types of vehicles do not perform properly. A closer look into the result that has been sorted out, when these machines are being used in a building is disappointing and poor. In reality, a sweeper only moves the dust it adds humidity to the dust, then it brushes the dust to an other place. Or the dust re-appears after humidity has gone. Outside there is so much dust that removing it all is just not feasible. It is not necessary either you just don't want it within certain areas this is where a sweeper comes into the picture. Inside a building though, you want the dust to be completely removed, therefore a sweeper is not the right solution, only a vacuum cleaner can handle the job, a machine that actually takes away the dust and captures it into a reservoir. Because of the long tradition that Hencon has with Aluminum Plants, Vacuum cleaners have been in our product range for a few decades already. The Hencon Vacuum cleaner is a machine dedicated to remove dust completely from the factory. Hencon is convinced that a clean environment is also a safer and therefore more effective environment, the Hencon vacuum cleaner is a reflection of that philosophy. Visit for other products like SS Round Tubes suppliers ,Stainless Steel Sheet ,Plates suppliers , Stainless Steel Square Tubes suppliers ,Stainless Steel Fittings suppliers , Aluminium Sheets suppliers , SS Round Tubes wholesaler ,Stainless Steel Sheet , Plates wholesaler ,Stainless Steel Square Tubes wholesaler ,Stainless Steel Fittings wholesaler , Aluminium Sheets wholesaler .