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Should I be concerned...Will OSHA shut me down...Where do I even start?
The world of combustible dust can be confusing and complex, but it doesn't have to be. Preventative safety measures are the best way to prevent injury and avoid OSHA violations. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a National Emphasis Program and continues to communicate with most industries on the hazards of combustible dust. The agency's focused effort is targeted at reducing combustible dust risks in industrial plant settings. Is your plant effectively managing the risks associated with combustible dust in its processes?
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Do not run from the fire. Better yet run to the solution. The Heneveld Group works with you along with local and state authorities having jurisdiction to help reduce combustible dust risks in industrial plant settings.
SMOG-HOG Mist Buster cell cleaning service
Heneveld Industrial Group proudly provides electrostatic cell cleaning services to over 50 Companies in Michigan and Northern Indiana. Do you have a SMOG-HOG or Mist Buster Electrostatic precipitator in your facility? These high quality fume and mist extractors remove airborne particulates that can cause respiratory problems and unsafe work environments. We offer an alternative solution to an otherwise costly shutdown of production to perform electrostatic cell cleaning and routine maintenance. Contact us if we can add your businesses to the list of or regularly scheduled customers that take advantage of our convenient off site cell cleaning and preventive maintenance program.
In preparing to write this blog, I decided (as always) to do a little research. My thought was that this must be a simple thing with a simple answer – – well, not so much! There are several general methods of measuring surface tension with several different implementations of each. The most common method appears to be lowering a thin plate, rod, wire shape or tube into the liquid to wet it and then, using a balance or other weighing device, lifting the immersed item while measuring the weight exerted on it by the surface tension of the liquid. The maximum force corrected for the weight of the item, buoyancy and other factors including the adhesion of the liquid being measured to the item immersed can be used to measure surface tension.
But what if the liquid does not wet the surface? The technique then becomes one of measuring the force that must be exerted downward to break the surface tension which is a completely different problem.
Another method uses the droplet size that can be generated at the end of a hypodermic needle with one of several end configurations as an indicator of surface tension. Higher surface tension liquids, of course, produce larger droplets. This method is complicated by the extension of the droplet as it breaks free, the density of the liquid and several other factors.
Finally, there are methods that use the size bubble produced as a gas is introduced into a liquid through a small tube to determine surface tension. Smaller bubbles indicate lower surface tension.
What I expected to be a simple challenge turned out to be majorly complex involving a number of different techniques and a LOT of math – – much more than I can cover in this blog. What I did get out of all of this was that there seems to be no single way of measuring surface tension that is applicable in all situations. The other thing is that it is very easy to confuse surface tension and wettability. Using mercury as an example, mercury has a very high surface tension but will not wet glass yet it easily wets copper despite its high surface tension.
– FJF –
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