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ACI's JetBlack Personnel De-Duster helps break dangerous bad habits

23 January 2013

They say that in order give up bad habits something positive must be put in their place. So it was at the Whitwell Works of Steetley Dolomite which quarries and produces magnesium limestone products for the steel, refractory and agricultural industries.

The processing of the limestone to produce these products results in the creation of a lot of dust around the plant which gets deposited on the overalls of workers on site.

To de-dust themselves, although advised frequently not to because of the very real danger that it poses, many of the staff used to clean their overalls down with compressed air.

Thankfully that situation has now changed. This has come about since John Collins had a blower powered 'JetBlack' personnel cleaning unit from Air Control Industries (ACI) of Chard installed on trial after an on-site demonstration. The trial, which started in February, proved so successful because of the appreciation by his colleagues throughout the plant for its safety and ease of use that he has had second unit installed.

“Everyone is really pleased with the ACI JetBlack”, said John Collins, Steetley Dolomite's Senior Electro Technician. “It cleans down effectively and is safe. It eliminates all the health hazard risks present when using compressed air. By providing the JetBlack as an alternative we have broken the bad practice of using compressed air for cleaning down.”

The blower powered JetBlack delivers high volumes of air at low pressure that can even be applied directly onto exposed skin.