PR-SF0820-1 - 2020 Safety First, August

Keeping Critical Spaces Clean Using Room Pressurization With Self-Maintaining Air Cleaners

J. Longmire

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Room pressurization is used in many industries to prevent dust or other materials from entering critical spaces. Hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical manufacturers often use this method to maintain their clean rooms. In steel mills, employee health and safety, along with protecting equipment, are constant concerns when dealing with dust in this type of environment. In this article, health and equipment issues that are normally created by dust in a steel mill environment will be discussed as well as how positive pressurization can be used with a specific type of filtration to fix this problem.

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