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Supplementing your dust control equipment with whole-plant ventilation.
Powder Bulk Eng 1998 Jan; 12(1):19-32
While various types of equipment are used in bulk material processing plants to control respirable dust, the equipment often doesn't adequately protect workers. One cost-effective way to supplement your existing dust control equipment is to install a whole-plant ventilation system. This article outlines research by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on using whole-plant ventilation in two mineral processing operations to reduce respirable dust levels. Information also covers how to design a ventilation systems for any bulk material processing plant.
Ventilation; Ventilation-systems; Respirable-dust; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-exposure; Dust-inhalation; Dusts
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Issue of Publication
Powder and Bulk Engineering
Page last reviewed: October 16, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division