In manufacturing environments that create finely ground air particulates, fugitive dust is a serious safety hazard, strictly regulated by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Fugitive dust is created when production processes grind solids into particles, fibers, chips, chunks, or flakes that, in certain conditions, can cause a fire or even explosions. Fugitive dust, also known as combustible dust, has been closely regulated by OSHA and the NFPA for many years.
Combustible dust can accumulate rapidly in rafters and on top of any equipment or high surface, creating a serious safety and regulatory concern for facility owners. The BahnsonAire fan has helped many leading manufacturers maintain compliance with fugitive dust standards and promote safe working conditions.
By blowing dust to collection systems or floors to be swept, the BahnsonAire fan provides constant cleaning to ceilings, overhead beams, lights, ducts, pipes, and other hard-to-reach areas where dust typically accumulates— all without pausing production or interrupting normal operation, which saves significant time and money.
Use of the BahnsonAire fan can be part of your plan to stay in compliance with these regulations:
Fighting fugitive dust also helps improve overall air quality providing employees a healthier and more comfortable working environment. And, improved employee comfort has the added benefit of potentially improving overall productivity.
Tenant Build-Out Project Highlight
When a large law firm needed to expand and modernize its offices, they called on Gibson Electric for a complete package of electrical contracting services.
During the project, we installed a complete structured-cable system, the highlight of which was a data center build-out and riser providing high-speed interconnectivity to the rest of the office suites.
The facility’s two floors worth of data center space features:
Throughout the entirety of the project, Gibson Electric maintained our client’s strict move-in schedule. The remaining 25-floor build-out included: