This article first appeared in the September 2013 issue of Food Manufacturing.
The Food Manufacturing Brainstorm features industry experts sharing their perspectives on issues critical to the overall food industry marketplace. In this issue, we ask: What safety factors should food manufacturers consider when implementing filtration systems in their facilities?
Combustible dust is one of the biggest safety issues facing food manufacturers. Many dusts generated in food processing are potentially explosive – among them sugar, flours, milk powder, malt and starches. To capture such dusts, a high efficiency cartridge dust collector will usually be the filtration system of choice.
Before buying a dust collection system, follow these steps: