Considering Industrial Fan Noise

Fan noise is an important consideration in the development of industrial applications. The level of noise produced by an industrial fan varies depending on the type of fan as well as its flow rate, pressure, and efficiency. Additional variables that may affect fan noise include floors, walls, ceilings, and other equipment, which may have an […]

Fan Propeller Selection

Fans are dynamic machines, subject to wear, vibration, and other issues due to constant movement. It is an unfortunate fact that fan propellers can become broken or damaged during operation. Any number of occurrences can cause a fan propeller damage, ranging from an object striking it, to build up of residue from the environment in […]

What Imperial Sugar Taught Us About Combustible Dust

Combustible dust is a risk far too many in the manufacturing industry do not fully understand. Issues concerning combustible dust can have a serious effect on businesses, ranging from fines for noncompliance to devastating explosions leading to loss of life. In 2008, disaster struck at a Georgia sugar refinery with painful consequences that brought the […]

Reducing Noise Levels and Meeting OSHA Requirements

Noise levels in industrial manufacturing environments have become an important area of concern, as more is learned about the effects of excessive noise exposure on human hearing. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, “twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year.” Continual exposure to excessive levels of noise […]

Clean Air Solutions for Weld and Fume Smoke

Regulatory health organizations worldwide work to address the prevention of health risks associated with fumes and smoke generated during metalworking and other industrial processes. Exposure regulations and standards such as OSHA are rigorously enforced to minimize worker exposure to the hazardous contaminants present in weld and fume smoke. Ventilation is just one method of mitigating […]

Three Classifications for ‘Spark Resistant’ Fans and Blowers

Combustible dust issues have become an important area of focus in the prevention of industrial fires and explosions. The Imperial Sugar refinery disaster in 2008 brought to light the dangers of older facilities using outdated equipment without understanding of the nature of combustible dusts. While today’s plants are designed to address combustible dust hazards, plants […]

Improved Source Capture Solution Delivers Clean Air and High Efficiency

Customer Overview: Air Solutions recently provided a custom solution for the manufacturer of high-quality pipe products and services for the mechanical, plumbing, industrial, oil/gas, alternative energy, and fire protection industries in the Mid-South. The customer’s comprehensive line of products includes pipe couplings, plain-end fittings, valves, cast and malleable iron fittings, forged steel fittings, pipe hangers […]