A new mobile air shower can reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica by removing dust from worker clothing in 30 seconds, according to HalenHardy.
The MASHH Air Shower is a mobile unit that removes dust from contaminated clothing in industrial work that produces respirable crystalline silica, including hydraulic fracturing operations.
The MASHH Air Shower can be activated with a single button, and an "Always Available" function allows an entire team of workers to be processed without interruption, the company says.
The MASHH Air Shower can remove dust from worker clothing in 30 seconds, the company says. An entire crew can clean its clothes without machine interruption.
The shower's "Always Available" AMP Air Generator supplies over 700 CFM at low pressure (under 10 psi) to the air shower. Heated and cooled air packages are available.
According to the company, a HEPA Vacuum operating at 2,000 CFM removes 99.8 percent of particulate from the exhaust. The systems detects and notifies the user when a filter change is required.
The adjustable 63-inch air knife can be adjusted for worker height and air flow control.
"When dust-covered workers go on break, we've observed that they almost always do two things," said Bob Glenn, HalenHardy Chief Scientist and Director of Silicosis Prevention Advisors.
"First, they remove their respirator. Next, they slap the dust from their shoulders, chests and arms. This is a very hazardous practice that increases their personal exposure.
This slapping action can send microscopic crystalline silica particles directly into a worker's breathing zone, increasing exposure levels, according to HalenHardy.
About the Company
The product was selected as the Environmental, Health & Safety Technology Innovation of the Year at the Shale Insight Conference and Technology Showcase.
Bellwood, PA-based HalenHardy LLC was founded in January 2013. The company develops products and services to improve worker health and safety in industries including oil and gas, mining, construction, remediation and demolition.
More information: www.mashh.com.