Eu Directive UE2017/2398, put respirable crystalline silica (SLC) dust on carcinogenic substances list. So, in addition to control the risk of exposure of all operators that could keep in contact with it, it’s necessary to control the spread of this substance in the working environment.
Free crystalline silica is that fraction of silica dust and its derivatives with sufficiently small dimensions (a few microns) to be able to enter into human air sacs. It is a dust generated during the production of ceramic tiles and/or during the processing of natural stones, marble and other.
The guidelines of machines and specialized associations are:
– insert suction system with suction hoods;
– it’s highly reccomended the application of high-efficiency (F9) or absolute (HEPA) filters.
Processes involved: all dry processes like polishing, cutting, squaring, grinding but also mills, pressing, enamelling and firing
Our Pull’n’Catch® system fully meets the above requirements !
Pull’n’Catch is the simples and cheapest system that can solve this problem on every application: it’s composed by an hood, a first step of filtration through a cyclone, and a second step of filtration through a filter that could be F9 or HEPA14.
Here a video of one of the many applications made in this months:
Please note that: the system can be supplied for small frames like the one of the video but also for large frames over 3 meters! Such as, for example, at the entrance to the kilns.
If you need more info or if you need some suggestion about how to apply this system to your machine, do not hesitate to contact us ! We will be pleased to support you with our technical assistance.