January 12, 2016

12/01/2016: An automated cleaning process that continuously protects against combustible dust buildup

by Brad Carr, President of IES, USA

First published in Milling and Grain, October 2015

Explosions from combustible dust have plagued the milling and grain industry throughout its history. In just grain handling alone, OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, reports that over the last 35 years there have been over 500 explosions across the US, which have killed more than 180 people and injured more than 675. 

Clearly, the numbers tell the story that something else needs to be done. But what can solve the problem in the smartest, most practical way? Or more importantly, what could prevent the problem from happening in the first place?

SonicAire® fans were engineered to accomplish just that. They are the only proactive solution to eliminate overhead fugitive dust problems. It is a system that has changed how we control combustible dust. These fans can robotically prevent fugitive dust from accumulating in overhead areas. And they provide a vertical cleaning radius from 0-140°, with a full 360° rotation. Their introduction to the milling and grain industry has given managers a new alternative to consider. Allow me to demonstrate how they work and you can decide for yourself.
A proactive solution for sustainable cleaning in high places
Our engineers have designed a full line of these fan systems to address the specific issues of different types of dust characteristics. SonicAire 2 Series Controlled Clean. Powerful Performance.

This fan is a powerhouse with a 2HP (1.5kW) motor that delivers twice the cleaning area of the original SonicAire fan, so installations costs are cut in half. The SonicAire 2.0 is designed to combat problems with heavier fugitive dust generated in a wide variety of industries, but especially the milling and grain industry.

Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.

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