The Micro Air Intelli-Touch® control panel for use with Micro Air dust collection systems is truly a state-of-the-art system that enables the dust collector to continually operate at the designed CFM. By operating at the exact specifications your application requires, there is no wasted horsepower, compressed air, or energy. Intelli-Touch® also allows for the maximum possible filter life.
This facepiece is compatible with all 3M bayonet-style filters and cartridges to help provide respiratory protection against a variety of gases, vapors, and particulate hazards (i.e., dust, paint aerosols, etc.) according to NIOSH approvals. This filter compatibility helps to make the respirator highly versatile for many workplace environments and a variety of jobs where respiratory protection is required. Warning: Respirators help protect against certain airborne contaminants. Before use
Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica, also known as silica dust, in a variety of industries, including construction, mining, oil and gas extraction, stone countertop fabrication, foundries and other manufacturing settings. Silica dust is made up of small particles that become airborne during various work activities including cutting, drilling, chipping, sanding, or grinding materials that contain crystalline silica. These materials can include sand, concrete
Inhaling high levels of dust may occur when workers empty bags of cement. In the short term, such exposure irritates the nose and throat and causes choking and difficult breathing. Sanding, grinding, or cutting concrete can also release large amounts of dust containing high levels of crystalline silica.
A dust collector is a system used to enhance the quality of air released from industrial and commercial processes by collecting dust and other impurities from air or gas. Designed to handle high-volume dust loads, a dust collector system consists of a blower, dust filter, a filter-cleaning system, and a dust receptacle or dust removal system. It is distinguished from
Design and properly locate dust collection systems to minimize explosion hazards. All filter collectors installed after March 1988 shall be located outside the facility or located in an area inside the facility protected by an explosion suppression system or located in an area that is separated from other areas by construction having at least a one hour fire resistance rating and which is located next to an exterior wall vented to the outside.
Dust masks should be used if and when dust cannot be avoided. Dust masks must fit well and they must be specifically designed for very fine dust. Many masks are sold in drug stores that do not qualify. Use only a NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) approved masks rated for fine toxic dust. They are not effective if
The harmful effects of dust can vary, from skin irritation to lung cancer. Dust may not be an obvious hazard because the particles are often invisible and the health effects of exposure can take years to develop. Inhalation. The build-up of dust in the lungs can cause lung inflammation and eventually scar tissue (fibrosis). This could lead to
This half facepiece respirator may be used with 3M Cartridge 6000 Series; 3M Filters 2000, 2200, 7000 or 5000 Series; or 3M Dual Airline Systems against a variety of gases, vapors, and particulate hazards according to NIOSH approvals. Some applications include: assembly and mechanical, chemical clean up, chemical handling, chipping, chiseling, cleaning, furnace operations, grinding, laboratories, machining, masonry, painting, pouring/casting, sanding, sawing, welding, construction, general
Dust. Dust from such things as sanding is a common occurrence. The following outlines ways to reduce the clean-up time and inhalation of dust. It is important to reduce the amount of dust in the workplace, as it can contain crystalline silica, which can lead to lung disease. Reducing the escape of dust. use wet sanding processes where practical
Grinding concrete also releases fine silica dust, which can cause health problems. Always wear a NIOSH-certified N95-rated respirator. Disposable masks cost as little as $2 each, but for $25 you can get a half-mask respirator that will have a better seal. Check the seal with this easy test: If you can exhale and inhale sharply without air escaping, you’re good to grind. If you have facial hair, even a bit of stubble will ruin the seal. Go ahead and shave—it will grow back!
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Grinding aluminum also can create housekeeping issues. An aluminothermic reaction can occur in situations where there is an accumulation of powder or dust from the grinding operation. A shipyard environment typically contains metal oxide, in the form of rust, and a heat source, in the form of welding, cutting, brazing, or grinding. If enough aluminum powder is introduced, there is a potential for a significant aluminothermic reaction. In an Australian Department of Energy "lessons learned