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OSHA-Compliant Industrial Vacuums for Silica Dust

Sept. 11, 2017
Devices for safe job-site cleaning, especially for operations with fine, irritating dust and powders, including hazardous silica dust.

RUWAC, a manufacturer of portable, central and specialty industrial vacuum systems, offers devices for safe job-site cleaning, especially for operations with fine, irritating dust and powders as well as hazardous silica dust. All Ruwac vacuum cleaners recommended for silica-dust removal comply with the latest OSHA standards for worker safety, while featuring filtration technology that can be customized to suit individual needs.

Also, these industrial vacuums are well-suited for use with vacuum-assist tools. Ruwac emphasized its ability to provide the factories with dustless vacuums systems that can be depended on to last while keeping workers safe.

Among the design factors are foot-actuated dustpans or newly redesigned direct bagging collection systems, for easy, dust-free emptying while reducing user exposure to contaminants 

Dust collectors feature CFMs recommended by the manufacturer for the specific equipment being operated 

Recommended vacuums meet 25 CFM / inch of blade per OSHA requirements for handheld grinders 

A MicroClean filter is compliant to OSHA’s silica-dust standards at 99% efficient, at 0.5 microns, preventing filter clogs and cutting down on costly filter replacements.

The vacuums are equipped with a manual filter cleaning mechanism that simplifies the task of keeping the filters clean between processes. An optional HEPA Maxx is MERV 18 at 99.997% at 0.3 microns and compliant to OSHA’s silica dust standards. Alternatively, an optional HEPA 2.0 is MERV 17 at 99.97% @ 0.3 microns and compliant to OSHA’s silica dust standard.

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