Published in February 2021, ISO 23875 is a new international standard that unifies the design, testing, operation, and maintenance of air quality control systems for heavy machinery cabs and other operator enclosures, particularly in the mining industry. Adherence to the requirements and testing methods set out in the standard supports the safety of machine users, improves productivity, promotes operator alertness, and enables companies to reach exposure reduction goals. [continue reading] ISO 23875 Cab Air Quality – Canadian Institute of Mining
ISO 23875 Cab Air Quality Standard
Jeff Moredock, Sy-Klone EVP and ISO Project Lead, joined Sara Jensen, Editor of OEM Off-Highway, on Design & Engineering Insights to discuss the recently passed international operator enclosure air quality standard, ISO 23875. Tune in to learn more about the standard’s engineering and performance requirements for air quality systems and how OEMs and end users can meet the new performance requirements.
Air quality has been a trending topic throughout 2020. This focus will continue into 2021 due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and increased interest in health and safety impacts of respirable particulates, viruses, and other microscopic nanoparticles. [continue reading] 2021 Industrial and Heavy Equipment Air Filtration Best Practices and Trends
The conversation covers industry trends including filtration options to reduce airborne exposure on industrial jobsites, heavy equipment cab monitoring, IoT enabled smart cabs, and the recently approved air quality standard, ISO 23875.
Workplace exposure to airborne dust is a critical issue for Australian mine sites. Exposure to asbestos, silica, coal and other respirable dust can increase occurrences of chronic lower lung diseases. In addition to occupational health and safety (OH&S) factors, dust and debris can increase mining companies’ heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance costs due to accumulation on evaporator cores, degrading performance.
To address these issues and the challenge of navigating multiple regional standards, ISO convened TC-82 Mining Working Group 9 to assess air quality system requirements in the mining industry. [continue reading] What is ISO 23875? New Cab Air Quality Standard
As the holiday season approaches, please be aware of the November, December and January dates below for which Sy-Klone’s office and/or warehouse will be closed in observance of holidays. Normal operating procedures, including sales order entry and shipping, will not occur on these dates. [continue reading] Sy-Klone Office and Warehouse 2020 Holiday Schedule
Running heavy equipment in extreme winter weather presents a unique set of challenges and maintaining airflow to the engine is one of them. Failure to keep snow, ice, or rain out of the air intake may result in the engine’s air filter media becoming saturated, increasing inlet restriction, thus starving the engine of air and causing the machine to de-power and stall. [continue reading] Selecting a Heavy Equipment Engine Precleaner for Winter Weather
SY-KLONE INTERNATIONAL AWARDED CONTRACT BY NIOSH AND CDC
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SMART CAB AIR QUALITY SYSTEM
Smart Cab Filtration and Pressurization System to Protect Heavy Equipment Operators with Next Generation Technology to Monitor, Adjust and Maintain Air Quality in Rugged, Industrial Environments
Jacksonville, Florida, September 2020 – Sy-Klone International (“Sy-Klone”) has been awarded a contract by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to conduct research on the application of smart technology in a machine operator enclosure to manage air quality. The research will identify best practices in creating a smart system to actively monitor operating conditions inside the cab, including the ability to adjust in real-time, to optimize the cab’s air quality while operating in the most rugged and demanding work environments.
When permissible exposure limits (PELs) are exceeded, companies can face heavy fines. Thankfully, Sy-Klone offers the RESPA® Series products that have proven case studies to show their effectiveness in reducing exposure, thus helping to reduce fines. [continue reading] MSHA Enforcement: RESPA® saves Underground Silica Mine Thousands in MSHA FINES
RESPA®-CF Fresh Air system with Electronic Pressure Monitor and RESPA®-CFX Recirculated Air system were installed. Our current products, RESPA-CF2 and CFX2, are based on the same technology but are more rugged with additional filter options. Results after 1,120 hours: no HVAC breakdowns or clean outs, air quality dramatically improved. The operator was very happy with the improved air quality in the cab. [continue reading] Case Study: RESPA Cab Air Quality System on Quebec Crusher Cab