An independent LEV survey at this cement additives plant had condemned the existing dust extractor system.
The filter was insufficient and being bypassed, duct velocities were too low causing drop-out of dust, and capture was insufficient causing employee exposure to airborne dust. Action was urgently required to address these issues.
Exeon were asked to provide a solution with excess extraction capacity for a future production facility.
Exeon installed the Scorpion™ bench which when merged with the existing bespoke connection created an “all-round” downdraft and backdraft capture for that part of the process.
A Nellie™ extraction arm was also installed, to capture the airborne dust on a sack tipping hopper. We installed two spare connections for future use.
All connections were served by a Rhino™ central autoshake extractor unit, positioned outside for ease of access and maintenance.