Dust Collection for Granite and Stone Countertop Production

 

With the expansion of the current housing market comes the demand for high-quality features and appliances within homes. Specifically, the market for stone and granite countertops continues to expand. In this production process of these specialty stone countertops, a considerable amount of dust and particulates are generated that pose a serious health and safety risk for both workers and production facilities. Hastings Air provides effective hazardous dust collection systems to minimize these particles in the process of granite countertop manufacturing.

 

Stone Countertop Production Process

Industrial dust collection systems are necessary to keep stone countertop manufacturing facilities clean. From the mining of stones to the production of flawless furniture installments, granite countertops are produced by a variety of processes, including:

  • Milling
  • Slab Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Polishing

 

Common Safety Risks of Countertop Production Dust

As facility employees work on the cutting and grinding of granite, they are at risk of crystalline silica inhalation. As these fine particles are inhaled, they can get deep into the lungs and cause potentially incurable and disabling lung diseases like silicosis.

Common countertop stones that include silica-dust are:

  • Granite
  • Slate
  • Quartz
  • Marble

 

Advantages of Dust Collectors for the Stone Countertop Industry

Hastings Air provides a selection of cartridge, baghouse, cyclone separators, and portable fume extractors that are ideal for capturing harmful silica dust. From the design to installation of dust collection booths, we ensure that the systems are cost-minimizing in relation to electrical, heating, cooling, compressed air, and filtering aspects.

 

For safety purposes, Hastings Air assists in meeting compliance regulations for:

  • OSHA
  • NFPA

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