Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

An Evaluation Of Control Technology For Bag Opening, Emptying And Disposal - The Self Contained Filter/Bag Dump Station, The Young Industries, Incorporated, Muncy, Pennsylvania, Report No. CT-144-19a.

Authors
Heitbrink-W; McKinnery-W Jr.; Rust-R
Source
NIOSH 1983 Nov; :1-35
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00134879
Abstract
An evaluation of control technology used at a filter/bag dump station at Young Industries, Incorporated (SIC-2869), Muncy, Pennsylvania was conducted in August, 1983. Respirable dust concentrations were monitored in the breathing zone, at the baghouse outlet, and at a location away from the dump station where workers emptied bags of crushed limestone. Samples were measured while the ventilation system was in operation and while not in operation using two types of baghouse filters (a polyester and a Gortex lined polyester filter). The average respirable dust concentrations before bag dumping, using polyester filter with ventilation system on were 0.105, 0.100, and 0.101 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) at the baghouse outlet, away from the dump station, and in breathing zones, respectively. During bag dumping, concentrations increased to 0.143, 0.107, and 0.1112mg/m3, respectively. With ventilation system off, the dust concentration in the breathing zone increased to 0.62mg/m3 while bags were dumped. During the dumping using the Gortex filter with the ventilation system on, average respirable dust concentrations were 0.043, 0.055, and 0.41mg/m3 at the baghouse outlet, away from the dump station, and in the breathing zone, respectively. The authors conclude that the dump station does provide adequate dust control.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Control-technology; Field-Study; Pesticide-industry; Workers; Workplace-studies; CT-144-19a; Environmental-exposure; Health-hazards; Ventilation; Region-3
Publication Date
19831101
Document Type
Field Studies; Control Technology
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB84-243732
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
CT-144-19a
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Priority Area
Control-technology
SIC Code
2869
Source Name
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. CT-144-19a, 35 pages, 14 references
State
PA; OH
TOP