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Industrial Air Filtration & Dust Control Systems


When you think of dust, it can be easy to be lulled into a false sense of security because it’s nothing more than fine particulate matter. However, as those in the industry already know, dust that is not properly controlled can lead to a myriad of potential issues that pertain to product degradation, health concerns for workers, and being out of compliance with regulatory standards. Perhaps the most dangerous of potential hazards is the combustible nature of dust, which can lead to a worksite explosion if not properly maintained. Current NFPA standards specifically address how those materials are to be handled to mitigate any risk. When it comes to controlling dust, it’s best to work with a company that has an established track record.

Kice Industries has been designing, analyzing, and building dust control systems and equipment for over 50 years. That kind of experience has given us valuable insight as to what works – and more importantly – what doesn’t work when it comes to controlling dust using industrial air systems and industrial filter systems. When designing a dust control system, one must consider many factors ranging from the amount of dust emissions being created to the overall layout of the warehouse or plant we’re designing the system for. Our engineers understand the principles of industrial air systems and dust control far more than most self-appointed industry experts, and apply their experience to every situation.

Every application is unique, and so our dust control systems and industrial air filtration systems are all designed and constructed specifically to meet the needs of our clients.

Kice offers the following services:

  • Complete industrial air filtration and dust control system design
  • Comprehensive system analysis that includes recommendations for improvement; we find ways to improve safety in your facility, optimize your current equipment, and reduce site maintenance and cleaning costs
  • Modern, efficient baghouse filters and fans designed to run 24/7 in all types of industrial environments
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting of the dust control system. If your solution experiences degraded performance or begins to malfunction, you may contact the Kice team to walk you through troubleshooting steps until we discover the root cause of the issue.

NFPA Standards and what they Mean for Dust Control systems

Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of a facility. Facilities can create dust particles that can become airborne and dispersed throughout the plant. It’s when these particles are in a combustible environment that they represent a significant risk for an industrial accident such as a fire or an explosion.

According to Dust Safety Science, their five-year reporting (2016-2020) shows that approximately 32 explosions occur per year as a result of combustible dust incidents. Additionally, an average of 29 people per year are injured while an average of 2.6 people per year are fatalities. Out of all the materials involved in these incidents, food products and wood products comprised more than half of them.

The serious hazards associated with handling fine dusts and powdered materials may be overlooked by many plant personnel because they are not fully understood. That’s why it’s all the more important to have a proper dust control system in place at your facility. Read more here.

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