At Dustcheck we provide dust control solutions to all aspects of the biomass production and processing industry.

We can supply venting and extraction solutions for your existing material handling system including:

  • Bulk silo and rotary valve venting
  • Conveyor and elevator venting
  • Extraction dust collection
  • Unloading
  • Bag tipping

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Designed for you

As we design and build all of our own filters we have been able to develop a range to meet the needs of all aspects of the metal production and manufacturing industries. Our standards of construction vary but we usually use a mild steel construction – however the method of construction needs to consider wear characteristics and product flow for heavy dust loads.

Our filter ranges include units that either collect waste product – dust extraction – or return it to the process – process venting – meaning we have a solution that will fit your need. All of our filters come with ATEX options too, meaning volatile products can be handled safely – keeping your work space and personnel safe.

Whether the application is process related – where the product being handled is a process ingredient (process venting) – or the application is handling fugitive emissions from the process (dust extraction/LEV) – we have a solution that will fit your need.

There is HSE guidance on the prevention of static discharge during materials handling (HSG103 Safe handling of combustible dust – Precautions against explosions). All of our filters come with ATEX rated options meaning potentially explosive and volatile products can be handled safely and they can also be built to comply with Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) where applicable.

Fly ash, soot, and boiler or chimney deposits are all known carcinogens. Exposure to dust from fuel manufacture and delivery can have adverse consequences for health. Dustcheck’s equipment aims to reduce eradicate this risk.

We offer a wide range of filter cartridge and bag materials so are able to handle any product whether it is sticky, cohesive or extremely fine. This includes HEPA rated medias to H14 class and also solutions to provide resistance against hydrolysis, temperature, moisture, PH levels, etc. Click here to see the filters.

Our in-house design team are able to provide a filter to fit almost any space constraints so we can ensure we provide the right fit for your work-space.

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Why do you need dust control?

Dust control is vital in any manufacturing industry. A well-built, fit-for-purpose dust control system will:

  • Protect operators from harmful dust
  • Prevent explosions
  • Reduce housekeeping and minimise breakdowns
  • Improve product quality by preventing cross contamination
  • Protect the environment

Protect operators

Employees are the most valuable asset to any business. As well as a moral obligation to protect your work force you have a legal obligation too.

Dust that is produced as a result of biomass production processes, can also have serious effects on the health of your employees. Exposure to dust can cause serious skin conditions respiratory problems and waste dusts such as fly ash, soot, and boiler or chimney deposits are all known carcinogens.

The HSE sets a long term Workplace Exposure Limit for every industry and a full list can be found on the HSE website (link to EH40 Document). Breaching of these standards can result in severe penalties, loss of productivity due to employee sickness and even legal action. For small or large food manufacturers, looking after employee health by reducing dust exposure is vitally important.

Prevent Explosions

Substances regularly used in the biomass industry, all have the potential to explode.

Manufacturing processes and equipment can create a ‘dust cloud’. When this cloud is suspended and mixed with air and exposed to an ignition source it can cause catastrophic, even fatal, explosions.

You can take steps to reduce explosive hazards. Look at where you position equipment and ensure there are no leakage points around handling systems that produce dust. Also, install the correct Dust Extraction equipment, built to the correct ATEX rated standard.

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) requires that hazardous area classifications for flammable dusts should be undertaken in the same manner as that for flammable gases and vapours, find out more here.

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Reduce Housekeeping & Minimise Breakdowns

If dust emissions can be controlled at source this will prevent egress of dust into the wider production environment. Less or no dust in the production environment means housekeeping tasks can be minimised. It also means that machinery productivity won’t be impaired by being clogged up with dust. This will save on maintenance requirements and prevent costly breakdowns making the process more productive and reducing operator intervention, thereby saving money.

Protect the Environment

Your business has a legal obligation to comply with emissions according to EPA (Link to the Environmental Protection Act). The Environmental Protection Act 1990’ (EPA) for waste management and control of emissions into the environment requires your business to keep emissions at a certain level and by filtering your air and removing contaminants; a Dustcheck system will ensure you meet this legislation.

Dustcheck process filtration and dust control solutions will help prevent and control dust and emissions and solve all of the issues that go with it. You can also find industry standard guidance and advice on the HSE website with sections that deal specifically with dust control.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)Our equipment is designed and manufactured to meet the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) guidance
  • Environmental Protection Act (EPA)We build our filter units and specify the correct filter element material to mean you will meet ‘The Environmental Protection Act 1990’ (EPA) for waste management and control of emissions into the environment
  • HSG258We follow the Controlling airborne contaminants at work guidance in specifying your LEV system
  • EH40A Dustcheck filtration unit will help you meet the EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED)Our equipment is designed and manufactured to meet the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) guidance
  • Safe ContractorWe have the recognised accreditation for safe working practices
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in the Food IndustryOur designers follow ‘Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the Food Industry’ guidance when designing our units
  • European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG)Our units can meet EHEDG guidelines. The principal goal of EHEDG is the promotion of safe food by improving hygienic engineering and design in all aspects of food manufacture