The dust hazard analysis (DHA) requirements of NFPA 652 push manufacturers to assess the dust control situation at their facilities. By conducting a DHA, facility managers…
At Meadow Lake OSB, the dust produced by normal operations was simply too much to deal with. There was no possible way that staff could keep buildup below acceptable standards without shutting down operations and impacting productivity. At a production loss of $4,000/hr each time they stopped to clean, it was obviously impacting profitability.
This led them to look into SonicAire Dust Control Fans. Dealing with the dust was key, but they had to justify the expense. After comparing cleaning/downtime costs to the cost of the fans, the return on their investment was clearly worth it.
The company no longer has to put people into lifts to remove dust from the 80 foot high ceilings, making cleaning operations safer as well.