Dust Collection Systems
The basic purposes of dust control systems are:
- to reduce dust concentrations in the workplace to levels that are not considered harmful to human health,
- to clean gases to safe levels before they are released to the atmosphere,
- to reduce dust concentrations in order to eliminate or reduce the need for explosion hazard zones in the workplace.
- provision of turnkey dust collection systems,
- modernisation of existing dust collection systems,
- explosion protection of dust collection systems,
- preparation of documents in compliance with ATEX Directives ,
- fabrication of system components for dust collection, including pipework.
Dust control solutions are used for removing fine dust particles from gas streams (usually air) produced by all manner of industrial processes such as: milling, comminution, crushing, drying, cooling, storage, granulation, mixing, conveying (pneumatic / mechanical), and many others.
Dust control systems consist of the following components:
- dust collecting equipment,
- vacuum pump,
- control system,
- anciliary equipment,
- explosion protection system.
Extracting fine dusts is fraught with potential explosion hazards. It is therefore necessary to take some basic safety measures in order to reduce the risk. This is an obligation under the Minister of Economy Decision on minimal health and safety requirements in the workplace where explosive atmospheres may occur. (J.O.L. of 10/07/2013). In practice it boils down to the following series of activities:
- assessment of risks arising from explosive atmospheres plus identification and marking of explosion hazard zones,
- implementation of explosion protection measures, such as: use of equipment certified to work in relevant explosion zones, potential equalisation bonding and grounding, use of air-tight or inert gas systems,
- deployment of certified explosion protection equipment (explosion suppression, venting or isolation).
Services of other companies of the WOLFF Group:
- creating documents required by Atex Directives, including: the Risk Assessment Document and the Explosion Protection Document (more at www.atex137.pl),
- explosion and pressure protection of process equipment.