Dust Collection Case Study

A prominent cosmetics manufacturer called one day to solve a problem where light airborne dust was escaping into nearby offices.

Cosmetics Manufacturing

Background

A prominent cosmetics manufacturer called one day to solve a problem where light airborne dust was escaping into nearby offices. The settling dust negatively impacted air quality, and presented a few other issues that the customer needed to address.

The Problem

While the customer scooped powders from a 55 gallon barrel into a smaller vessel, quite a bit of cosmetics dust was escaping and would come to rest on ledges and flat surfaces. Cosmetic dust is highly explosive in the right environment, and can also be very messy.

 

As the customer became aware of NFPA 654 and NFPA 652 standards, they recognized that they needed a safe and reliable solution.

SPC2000 XPST1
Source Capture

The Solution

A proposal for the Explosion-Protected SPC 2000 Portable Dust Collector for ST1 Dusts and Class II Division II areas, with Dual 6” x 10’ Arms, was presented to the customer. The customer’s unique application required custom filtration and XP components that would bring them in line with NFPA Class II Division II standards for ST1 Dusts.

 

After adopting the proposal, the customer reported that they no longer needed to wash down the walls and ledges, as the nuisance dusts had been 100% contained.

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