Family tea and coffee merchant Taylors contracted specialist dust extraction company Dust Control Systems (DCS) to install a turnkey system to prevent workers inhaling teabag dust and reduce explosion hazards.
Taylors' previous system transferred the dust to a filter with a collection bin in the factory roof, which had to be carried downstairs by workers and emptied on a regular basis.
DCS has now installed two ATEX (explosive atmosphere) approved Donaldson Torit (DT) Downflo units which can handle air volumes of 20,300m3/h. The machines transport the dust 120m away to a waste room so that no manhandling is involved, avoiding strain injuries and saving time.
The units are fitted with DT Fibra-Web cartridges which employ Nanofiber filter media to capture the finest fragments of dust. Fibra-Web saves replacement costs as it lasts 10-12 times longer than the cellulose filters traditionally used in teabag dust extraction, claims the company.
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