Case Study: Dust Collection Enhancement in Chemical Manufacturing at Teknor Apex

Background

Teknor Apex, a leading player in the chemical manufacturing industry, faced challenges associated with airborne dust and chemical fumes, posing risks to air quality, worker health, and plant safety. Baghouse.com collaborated with them to address these challenges through the implementation of an advanced dust collection system.

To prevent the dispersion of chemical fumes and dust, hoods and extraction arms were incorporated into their machinery to capture contaminants at their origin, minimizing their spread within the plant.


Scope of Work

Outcome

Everyday processes such as mixing, conveying, and blending generated hazardous airborne dust, creating potential fire and explosion hazards. Additionally, compliance standards for worker exposure limits, environmental regulations, and combustible dust standards demanded a comprehensive solution.

Understanding the unique dust issues related to chemical processes, we designed a system with high-efficiency primary and secondary cartridge filters. To prevent the dispersion of chemical fumes and dust, hoods and extraction arms were incorporated into their machinery to capture contaminants at their origin, minimizing their spread within the plant.

Considering the combustible nature of their dusts, NFPA-compliant safety components were integrated into the system, such as an explosion isolation valve, explosion vents, and an explosion-rated rotary valve to enhance plant safety.

The source capture strategy not only enhanced efficiency but also minimized energy consumption, resulting in operational cost savings. NFPA-compliant safety measures provided Teknor Apex with robust protection against fire and explosion hazards, ensuring a safer working environment.

New dust collection system with safety components integrated into the system, such as an explosion isolation valve, explosion vents, and an explosion-rated rotary valve to enhance plant safety.


Conclusion

Baghouse.com‘s expertise in dust collection systems played a pivotal role in transforming Teknor Apex’s thermoplastics manufacturing facility. By addressing airborne dust hazards at their source and incorporating advanced safety features, the implemented system not only met compliance requirements but contributed to their overall operational efficiency.

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