This video was taken during -22°F snowy weather. Note that during the Winter snow season we recommend dropping the prescreen down the pipe to allow the snow to process through the precleaner and avoid build-up on the prescreen (reattaching the prescreen in the Spring). [continue reading] It’s No Problem for the Series 9000 in Snow!
This article contains material excerpted from the “AIOH Position Paper: Respirable Silica and Occupational Health Issues” published by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, Inc. [continue reading] About Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), How it Kills, and How to Control It
The 836K compactor showed amazing results after the installation of the XLR Powered Precleaner. A 16x filter life increase was achieved after installation.
- Location: Topeka, Kansas
- Machine: Caterpillar 836K Compactor
- Environment: Landfill
- Results: Filter life was increased 16x more than the filter life without the XLRs.
A Caterpillar 330CL excavator operating as a scaler in an underground Silica Mine in Wisconsin, USA., was out of compliance each of the five times that the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) tested the average daily exposure rate of the operator to (RCS). Prior to the installation of the REPSA®, the excavator not only failed every time it was tested, but it failed by a rather dramatic margin. [continue reading] MSHA Enforcement: RESPA® saves Underground Silica Mine Thousands in MSHA FINES
On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and [continue reading] OSHA’s Silica Rule Compliance in 3 Easy Steps
As of October 23, 2017, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now fully enforcing finalized provisions of the silica rule for the construction industry. Employers are now required to limit access to high exposure areas, provide training, provide respiratory protection when controls are not enough to limit exposure, provide written exposure control plans, and measure exposures in some cases.
[continue reading] Silica Rule Enforcement Has Begun
On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers and 300,000 workers in general industry operations. Workplace exposure accounts for almost all health problems tied to silica exposure. Any job that involves chipping, cutting, grinding, or drilling rock poses a danger of inhaling silica dust. Employees can also be exposed to silica dust when working with products that contain silica. [continue reading] OSHA Fines and Silica Litigation: A Three-step Preventative Solution
For many years, firefighting dozers have been open cab machines. With the advent of heavy-duty HVAC systems and the ability to build integrated sealed cab environments, enclosed cabs on Fire Dozers have become a reality. [continue reading] Fire Dozers: Keeping Air Clean in the Heat of Action
Sy-Klone is proud to be included as the precleaner of choice on the new Oshkosh Defense’s JLTV. [continue reading] Video: Oshkosh Defense shows new JLTV equipped with Series 9000 Precleaners
Tractor cabs are notoriously dusty environments. Fresh air is drawn into the HVAC system from behind the tractor, bringing in air is filled with airborne dirt, fertilizer, pesticides, and allergens. The fresh air filter is quickly overwhelmed. [continue reading] Is the Enclosed Cabin on Your Farm Tractor Making You Sick?