SonicAire fans that can be purchased and installed from Energy Solutions of Texas help mitigate the dangerous situation of combustible dust accumulation in a number of industrial settings such wood manufacturing plants, metal facilities, laundry facilities (laundromats) and paper processing facilities. These fans help reduce the need for constant cleaning that is required to prevent overhead dust build up in these types of facilities.
Check out this new video describing how these fans work, how they will save you money and greatly improve safety.
Take the quiz and find out how safe your dust collector is. Camfil says that common safety issues with dust collectors include:
Collector Housing – Housing is continually fed oxygen and there are possible ignition sources from the process side that could cause deflagration.
Collector Hopper – Large volumes of dust are directed to the open spaces in the hopper, filters and housing along with the combination of oxygen and ignition sources from housing could result in an explosion. Do not use the hopper to store combustible dust.
Inlet Ducting – Improper installation of inlet ducts can cause buildup of dust to result in deflagration.
Outlet & Return Air Ducts – Air must be clean when returned to the facility. Without proper safety monitoring and filters, an explosion in the dust collector will travel into the facility through the outlet/return ducts and quickly spread throughout the entirety of the facility. Needless to say, there will be fatalities.
Dust collectors only capture 80% of the dust and dirt on the walls, floor, ceiling, rafters and machinery etc. Our SonicAire fans finish the job of eliminating the other 20% of dust that inhibits compliance with the NFPA and OSHA. With the use of BarrierAire proprietary technology, SonicAire fans create an overhead barrier in the facility.
The dust is forced to the floor and upward currents are stopped, thus preventing all further accumulation of dust in overhead and hard-to-reach places. Stagnant air that keeps dust in suspension is inhibited by the overhead barrier and manual cleaning is replaced by the continuous cleaning of SonicAire fans.
Not only does this save time, but it saves labor costs and loss production costs for many years to come. Often times the ROI for our customers is less than 12 months.
We are in the business of saving lives, reducing energy consumption and eliminating fugitive dusts. With our customers, we always recommend that they make sure that their dust collector is in safe working order before we move forward with an engineered design for each facility.
Take this quiz by Camfil to see how safe your dust collector is today:
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The all new SA XD2 is designed for hazardous locations including Class II, Division 2 environments.
For years SonicAire has designed fans specifically for Class I, Division 1 environments as well as others, but now there’s even more that we have to offer as a distributor. Many of our clients use the previously engineered fans already and are looking forward to seeing how this new fan will improve the continuous clean that they have come to know and love. We also offer turnkey solutions for those who would like us to take care of installation from start to finish.
All of our customers know the risk of having dust in hazardous environments and even more so the dangers of ever having combustible dust present. We treat every situation with the utmost caution and understanding as necessary to keep everyone safe, compliant and worry free.
- UL approved for U.S. and Canada.
- Voltage – 230,460, 575, 3 phase, 60 Hz.
- Motor – 2 HP TEAO Fan
- Weight – 200 Ibs. / 90 kg
- Sound Level – at 20′ 83 dbA
- Oscillation – 100° vertical cleaning radius
- Rotation – 360°
Types of Dust Handling
Several industries will be positively affected by the introduction of this new SonicAire hazardous dust fan. A few of the industries that we know are interested already include Food & Grain, Wood Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, 3D Printing and Aerospace. It’s our pleasure to bring you and fellow Safety professionals well-known solutions for energy efficiency, NFPA compliance, OSHA compliance, workplace functionality and peace of mind.
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Video on why the Meadow Lake OSB mill choose SonicAire Dust Suppression Fans for their dust accumulation problems.
Canadian company Tolko Industries, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world, has a milling building at Meadow Lake. The cost of running the mill is about $4000/hr and because of continuous dust accumulation, the mill had to be periodically shut down so that the dust accumulation could be reduced to bring that plant back in good standing with safety compliance issues. The plant manager decided to install SonicAire fans to reduce the amount of time needed to manually clean the dust accumulation and to reduce the amount of time the mill was offline for cleaning. The SonicAire solution has allowed a more continuous level of operation saving the site money.
by Matt Poe on July 13, 2017 in the trade journal “American Laundry News”
CHICAGO — Michael Reilly, president of Clean Cycle Systems in Seguin, Texas, got into the laundry and linen service industry about 30 years ago.
Reilly’s company manufactures lint collection and exhaust air systems for all types of laundries. Back then, he called on many laundry plants, and he didn’t see a lot in the way of dust and lint control.
“They would have lint collectors or lint filters on large dryers, big industrial commercial dryers,” he says. “That was common, but that would be the extent of it.”
Secondary lint collectors and fans to optimize airflow weren’t normal features. And smaller on-premises laundries (OPL) didn’t have systems in place to deal with lint.
The result? Dust and lint buildup in and on equipment, and up in the ceiling and rafters … continue to full article