Dust-free vacuum-loading system transfers powder safely
A company specializing in battery technology needs to find a dust-free way to transfer a hazardous powder.
Electro Energy Inc., Danbury, Conn., is an engineering, technology, and manufacturing organization that produces proprietary battery technologies and associated systems. The company is in the process of developing a new bipolar nickel metal hydride (BNMH) battery technology for military and commercial applications. The company hired an engineering firm to design and build a new production line for this product. One of the challenges in designing the line was to convey a nickel hydroxide powder from its original shipping container into a planetary mixer without allowing any fugitive dust emissions.