Choosing a bag-dump station for effective dust control and operator safety
Despite the rising popularity of bulk bags for economically handling powders, receiving some powders in standard 50-pound paper bags is necessary in many dry bulk solids processes. This is because many powders aren't available in bulk bags, and some users require only small quantities of certain powders and thus prefer the smaller bags. But unless you choose your bag-dump station carefully, manually slitting and dumping small bags of powder can create dust problems and put your operator at risk for injuries. This article details dust control options for bag-dump stations and gives advice on how to select equipment that handles your operation while keeping your operator safe.
When choosing a bag-dump station for your batch operation, you need to ask two fundamental questions: How will the station control dust? And how can the station provide a safe, comfortable work environment for the operator? First, let's take a look at what dust control options are available.