Explosions are a very real concern for manufacturing facilities in bulk handling industries. One of the biggest culprits in an environment like that is dust. Combustible dust is defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as “any finely divided solid material that is 420 microns or smaller in diameter and presents a fire or explosion hazard when dispersed and ignited in air.”
Explosions can obviously be extremely serious with consequences ranging from property damage to death. In the last 35 years, there have been more than 500 explosions in bulk handling facilities in America. Because of this, authorities have been cracking down, and the NFPA is making it a necessity to be in compliance and source machinery that is explosion diffusing.
Hapman, an innovator in designing equipment that is relevant to the industries’ changing standards, has taken the lead in providing explosion diffusing products to the market – enter the E-Line Vacuum Conveyor. The E-Line Vacuum Conveyor is ideally suited for explosive applications, all while continuing to offer the same great features of the normal Vacuum Conveyor, including a side access door for tool-less filter removal and reverse pulse filter cleaning.
“Hapman has the reputation for being a leader in meeting the needs of our customers,” stated Greg Patterson, Hapman’s Vice President. “The introduction of our new E-Line Vacuum Conveyor is another example of us doing just that.”
In order for an explosion diffusing system to function properly in a vacuum system, the conveyor canister must be able to contain a pressure of up to 14.5 psi before the system activates. Hapman’s E-Line Vacuum Conveyor addresses this and is designed to be fitted with either explosion venting or an explosion suppression system. Some of the other features include:
A vacuum conveyor will be able to transport combustible materials, like bulk, powder, or dust, from one place to another. Before the invention of vacuum conveyors, there weren’t many applicable options to aid in the moving of combustible materials. Thanks to the invention of the vacuum conveyor, however, combustible materials can be safely and efficiently transported away from one individual area, and then into the proper space.
For equipment and devices that aid in the safe and reliable handling of combustible and explosive material, get in touch with the professions at Hapman. We want to help you increase the overall safety of your company, and the addition of a vacuum conveyor could be just what your site needs.
When you get in touch with Hapman for your vacuum conveyor needs, we’ll help you decide which system is best for you. The overall size of your pipe will depend on the distance and flow rate that you want to be provided by your vacuum conveyor.
Hapman’s material handling vacuum conveyors are designed with unique features to make them easy to install, use, and maintain, while keeping up with safety regulations, standards, and requirements. Never before has it been so effective to transfer explosive and combustible material from one spot to the next.
Keep your company, equipment, and workers safe with the use of a vacuum conveyor from Hapman. To learn more about Hapman’s E-Line Vacuum Conveyor for explosive applications, contact Hapman today for more information.