Monday, May 21, 2018

Safeguarding Against Dust Explosions


What is a dust explosion?

Dust explosions are a result of the rapid burning of flammable mixtures, such as those found in dust clouds in a workshop environment when mixed with the surrounding air. When this mixture is combined with an ignition source, e.g. a flame, and the dust particles have gathered into a big enough group to keep the flame sustained, the dust cloud becomes combustible. Research has shown that 70% of all powders are flammable, owing to their particle size and density which allows them to sustain the flame long enough for combustion.

If the dust particles are freely moving and are heated sufficiently, this will cause a flash fire which will momentarily combust. However, if the dust particles are concentrated within a small area, such as a vent or inlet for machinery, this will cause an explosion and can result in complete destruction of the machinery and even the building.

Because it takes time for enough dust to build up and result in an explosion, proper precautions and vigilance can reduce the likelihood of an explosion from happening.

What is special about dust explosions?

The biggest cause of dust explosions is from friction and mechanical failure. Unlike gas or solvents, dust particles pose a bigger risk to workshop machinery and workers' safety. Whereas gas and solvent particles can dissipate into the air and fall below flammable levels, dust particles are heavier than air and therefore fall onto surfaces until a strong enough air current raises them back into the air where they can regroup with other dust particles. If a big enough collection of particles is made and the conditions for combustion are met, this can result in an explosion. This is why finer particles are more of a danger because larger particles are less likely to enter the free-flowing air again, whereas smaller particles are much lighter, and therefore easier for the air to carry.

This poses a very real risk for machinery such as sanders, saws, and lathes where wood waste is produced.

Invest in a Dust Extraction System

As you can see, there is plenty of reason to invest in a dust extraction system. Not only are the potential dangers to machinery and your working environment a real problem, but with all of that dust floating about in the air, improper ventilation could also affect the health of your workers and put them at undue risk.


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Leviton Presents: How to Connect Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam, and Nest Protect to Decora Smart Wi-Fi



Works with Nest - Watch this video to learn how to connect your Nest Cam, Nest Thermostat, and Nest Protect devices to your Leviton Wi-Fi lighting controls to automate lights based on event or alarm. Leviton Decora Smart with Wi-Fi and the My Leviton app offer an exciting selection of intelligent dimmers, switches, outlets and plug-in products for automated control of lights, motor loads, appliances and more. The Leviton Decora Smart home automation products allow you to control devices from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world, plus set schedules or add optional voice control using optional Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Would You Trust An Unqualified Vet With Your Pet?



You wouldn't trust an untrained vet with your pet, so don't trust an unregistered electrician with your home.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Danny Lipford & Leviton Decora Smart Lighting Controls



Watch this video to learn more about the Leviton Decora Smart lighting controls from Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny is an expert in home improvement. Learn more about Leviton Decora Smart by visiting: www.leviton.com/decorasmart

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Our Commitment To Our Customers


Frontline Environmental are automation and control systems specialists with heavy "hands-on" experience. Our emphasis is providing the customer with a single source for engineering and services related to automation, control systems, and communication technologies. Our commitment to the customer has been the cornerstone of our success. We consistently provide a broad range of clients with reliable services designed to bring in projects on time and on budget. We supply on-going technical support and instrumentation components and equipment required to maintain customer's facilities in the day to day operation. Our commitment means that we provide 24-hour emergency response service 365 days a year.

Periodically, we offer a free technical training workshop to our customers. The workshops are held at our office in Benicia, California. We provide one or more technical personnel from an equipment manufacturer and an environment for a concentrated education on a particular product or system. We have found that the workshops are well received, and provide a forum for both social and technical exchange.

As a further commitment to our customers, we offer 24-hour "Emergency Response" services 365 days a year and routinely travel throughout the continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii. Our field engineering experience and technical troubleshooting expertise save our customers valuable time and money by evaluating and eliminating improperly designed or tuned control schemes which can be the primary source of nuisance interruptions in the production or facility process operation.