Posts Tagged ‘Manufacturing Dust Control’

Material Handling Systems – Components and Assemblies

February 21, 2011

All O.A. Newton branded components are produced in-house  and on premises in our 30,000 square foot fabrication facility. They are rigorously inspected for quality, performance, safety and long-term reliability. Our components offer many features and functions not available elsewhere. O.A. Newton components are designed specifically for the demanding challenges associated with difficult to handle powders, resins, colorants and compounds.

Since we are an O.E. M. we pass the very significant cost savings through to you. Here are some of the Components and assemblies that are proven, high quality solutions for your Material Handling Systems needs.

(1) The O.A. Newton Bulk Bag Unloader is an efficient way to get your minor ingredients into your system, freeing your people from having to constantly hand feed your operation. You can learn more here:

(2) O.A. Newton Gal Vent Bin Vent Filters separate fines and airborne particles from the exhaust air when filling a large storage silo. You can read more here:

(3) O.A. Newton Dust Collections Systems use low negative pressure to remove dust and fines from your process and keep it from entering your plant. Our dust collections systems range from small, 1-2 cartridge units that will re-introduce consolidated material back into the process, up to the larger, 100 or more cartridge inter-venting units that will remove dust from entire systems.  Read more:

(4) O.A. Newton Filter Receivers separate the material out of the air stream during pneumatic conveying. Read  more here:

(5) Whether you need bulk, in-plant storage, or need to weigh and/or hold batch ingredients for your process O.A. Newton Hoppers and Tanks will step up to the job. You can learn more here:

(6) The O.A. Newton Pressure Power Unit creates a positive pressure to push air and the products it’s conveying, through the system to your process. Pressure Power Units are used to convey products over longer distances and with higher throughput than vacuum systems. Our units are built for long term and reliable performance. Learn more here:

(7) The O.A. Newton Vacuum Power Unit creates negative pressure to pull air and the product it’s conveying, through the system to your process. Generally, Vacuum Systems are used to convey product over short distances.  Read more:

(8) Our Carbon Black Handling Division –  TKC Technologies(an affiliate of O.A. Newton) developed, patented and commercialized the internally heated screw feeder for delivering carbon black to your rubber mixer. The patented TKC Heated Screw Conveyor is the only device of its kind. It solved the problems of moving carbon black by accurately moving it from bins to scales. If you have Carbon Black handling needs please read more:

This above items are some  of the Components and Assemblies we manufacture in-house at O.A. Newton.  We also Manufacture Pinch Valves,  Slide Gate Valves, Vacuum Breaker/Purge Valves and Vacuum Sequencing Valves. If you want to learn more about these additional Components and Assemblies please look here:

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Please contact me with any questions about our super competitive pricing, Components, Assemblies, Replacement Parts and Engineering Services, Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager, Phone 302-337-3778, email:

High Performance Bin Vent Filtration

June 15, 2010

The O.A. Newton Galvanized Bin Vent Filter is a proven solution to controlling dust created from the filling of your silos. It seems that everyone from your Neighbors to OSHA to your Executive Management are looking ever more carefully at Dust Control. The O.A. Newton BV-2 is available in Three (3) Sizes plus Custom Installations. Our Gal Vent Filters are proven as a leading Material Handling Systems Component. We are pleased to offer this solution as we believe it is a  value performance standard in Bin Vent Filtration Systems. Why do we feel that way? Because we make it here in the USA and have engineered it to provide this unique feature set:

  • Three (3) Year Warranty against rust.
  • Our Open Filter Servicing Design requires no confined space permits.
  • Laser Cut Precision Construction – Standard Rust Busting Galvanized Construction and Powder Coating.
  • Our Jet Pulse Cleaning System maximizes Filter Service Life.
  • Standard Lid Lift Assist system.
  • Standard Differential Pressure Gauge.
  • Our Flange System easily adapts to your existing Silo Flange Patterns.
  • Available in Standard and Low Profile Configurations.
  • Competitive pricing as we manufacture these Bin Vents on-site in our building and sell direct to you.
  • Industry Standard Filter Cartridges are sized to insure performance with YOUR unique Powders, Pellets and Applications.
  • Our Gal Vent Filters ship COMPLETE with Filters.
  • More information is available on our website here.

Contact us to discuss options, solutions and pricing for your’ Bin Vent Filtration needs.

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manger, email:

Increased interest in OSHA Directives regarding Explosive Dust?

April 26, 2010

Last week, we were invited to a customer site to review the results of an OSHA visit for dust issues and to determine the curative steps to achieve compliance. This appears to be trending upward. In the last six months we have noted an increase in OSHA dust related Customer Site visits and an increase in Customer requests to provide equipment and expertise to address combustible dust issues. Simply read the national news to see that due to combustable dust explosions in recent years, safety agencies are taking a heightened interest in Combustible Dust Control.

Additionally, there is a  Meeting Summary Report that was issued on February 9, 2010. This report summarizes key discussion points during two stakeholder meetings that OSHA convened pertaining to its rulemaking on combustible dust. The two 3-hour meetings were held on December 14, 2009, at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

You can read the above mentioned event’s OSHA report at:

Doesn’t OSHA already have a program for Combustible Dust? The existing OSHA Combustible Dust Emphasis Program (effective date 03/08/2008)  addresses these categories

  • Metal dust such as aluminum and magnesium.
  • Wood dust
  • Coal and other carbon dusts.
  • Plastic dust and additives
  • Biosolids
  • Other organic dust such as sugar, flour, paper, soap, and dried blood.
  • Certain textile materials.

You can read the current Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Reissued) at:

O.A. Newton has expertise in these areas to assist you. If you are interested in having the existing Dust Handling Systems at your facilities reviewed for an Explosion Relief Retrofit, please contact O.A. Newton directly. We provide Engineered Material Handling Solutions to a Global Customer base.

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager, O.A. Newton, Engineered Material Handling Systems.

Control the Dust = Limit Your Problems + Increase your Profits.

March 10, 2010

Dust creates Challenges and Dangers

Dust in the workplace environment creates problems that tend to become serious very quickly.  Challenges include everything from environmental health hazards and OSHA violations. But there is still more reason for concern when dust is present – Possible Explosion.

Explosive Dust

Seemingly non-combustible compounds become  explosive when the air to dust ratio is in the correct range.  Grain, metal particles, chemicals and other air borne substances have a surprising ability to become explosive when they have the right fuel to air mix and a combustive spark is present. In July of 2009, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a set of videos on the hazards and destructive capabilities of combustible dust. You can see the videos here. Take a moment and review these and you will begin to understand the dangers of dust. This must be taken seriously as the dangers are great and very real.Here’s a tip – check above your suspended ceilings and remove any standing dust that may be lurking there.

Change the Filters

Next let’s discuss the need to maintain dust filtration systems. Our units s ship with a pressure gauge so the time for replacement is clearly defined. Also, new filters need to “run-in” for a while before they reach optimum filtration. Some of the dust particles that accumulate in a new filter actually improve the efficiency of the filter after it is initially installed.

One of the many features of our dust filtration systems is the way we make them easy to maintain. If your maintenance staff can easily access the filters to change them, they will more probably replace them before they become ineffective. This is why we try everything possible to avoid the need to have “confined space permit required” systems. We manufacture top-load systems that provide an easy opening top with pneumatically assisted cylinders.  We have side-load systems and where required, multiple access doors.You should also look at the warranty. Our outdoor systems use Galvanized Steel construction and we have powder coating options to add even more rust resistance against the elements.

Get your money’s worth from your ingredients

Lastly, are you getting all you pay for from your process ingredients? In a large plant-wide dust filtration system,  you are mixing all the ingredients into an unusable mix that usually heads for the landfill. But with focused dust filtration and collection solution you can reap the benefits of reclaiming your component and blending powders. We call this POUDR = point of use dust reclamation.  You can learn more at our POUDR White paper located HERE.

Respect and recycle the dust!

Greg Mareski, Business Development Manager, O.A. Newton, Bridgeville, DE.

Rust Streaks, Corrosion and Bin Vent Filters are not Synonymous.

December 28, 2009

Rust streaks and corrosion can sometimes affect the Bin Vent Filters found in many Plants using outside silos. Additionally, Bin Vent Filters are used on large indoor hoppers. The Bin Vent Filter stops powders and dust from coming out of the storage vessel.

A few years ago, O.A. Newton created our Gal Vent filter which at 3 full years,  has three times the industry standard warranty against rust.

Properly sized Bin Vent filters are available from O.A. Newton for a huge variety of  applications. We offer them in G235 galvanized steel finish or you can select to optionally powder coat them in standard Industrial Gloss White. We also offer a customized flange system that, based our your silo flange dimensions, perfectly matches our BV-2 Bin Vent Filter to your Silo or Storage Hopper flanges. Our Standard BV-2  Bin Vent Filter is available in 250 sq. ft., 475 sq.ft. and 775 sq. ft. sizes. We are also  able to provide custom sizes to fit your needs as we manufacture them onsite and ship them globally. Our prices are exceptionally competitive, the 475 sq.ft. size ships complete with a set of  high quality pleated top load filters for $4199 in Galvanized finish and are available powder coated Industrial Gloss White for an additional $250.00. Please contact us at with any questions or challenges that we can help you with. You can call at 302-337-3778 and/or view all of our OEM Components, Assemblies and services at