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May 16, 2017

The Top 3 Reasons to Rent AC

Summer is a great time for a company picnic or softball league, but the season is not known for its high level of productivity. Heat exhaustion and other health problems are common in manufacturing facilities at every latitude. Manufacturers in places[…]

April 25, 2017

Safety First: Contractor Safety and What You Should Expect From an Industrial Ventilation System Supplier

When your company invites outside contractors onto your site, you should have high expectations for their performance. You want your contractors to do everything within their power to guarantee a smooth and successful implementation and ensure the […]

March 21, 2017

[BREAKING NEWS] OSHA’s New Beryllium Standard:

What It—and Its Timing—Means for You

On January 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final ruling on a new beryllium standard. Many in industry were anticipating an update to the 40-year-old standard, but[…]

March 10, 2017

A Brief History of Fume Guns, and Why Today Is Different

Here is the one-sentence history of fume guns: At first they were terrible, but now they’re pretty great. For decades, fume guns had a bad reputation, and it was well earned. Fortunately, engineers were not content to let the underdeveloped technology[…]

March 10, 2017

Grinding Booths: An Easy Solution to a Gritty Problem

Grinding and sanding operations are dirty business, but somebody’s gotta do it. Many manufacturing facilities rely on a grinding station as a key step in production. A highly skilled person in this position is a great asset to a facility, but even the[…]

March 09, 2017

What’s the Best Way to Stop a Spark?

As the old song says, it only takes a spark to get a fire going…and if that spark is in your dust collector, the resulting fire can do a lot of damage.

Your dust collector provides the perfect environment for a fire to start: plenty of fuel in the[…]

March 09, 2017

Getting to the Root of Air Quality Issues

By John Keaser, RoboVent Lead Engineer

Helping companies find and implement effective solutions for air quality problems is the most rewarding part of my job. I worked on the front lines of manufacturing myself while finishing my education, including[…]

February 08, 2017

Five Ways Poor Air Quality Hits Your Bottom Line

We all know that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is unpleasant. But did you know that it is also expensive? If welding or other manufacturing processes have left a visible haze in your facility, air quality may be costing your company more than you[…]

February 08, 2017

Top 3 Reasons to Retire Your PAPR

Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are widely used in manufacturing environments where air quality is a problem. These hoods and masks clean workers’ air and protect them from harmful dusts and fumes. Employers know they are legally required to[…]

December 17, 2016

Benefits of Weld Training Ventilation

Skilled Workforce Opportunities Lead to Weld Training Demand

According to the American Welding Society, the welding industry could face a shortage of about 400,000 operators by 2024. To counter this trend, the industry is taking a three-pronged[…]