To mitigate the risk of an explosion in these applications, it is critical to use conveyors that are especially designed to address the conditions which can lead to a dust explosion.
What it means to you
In certain conveying applications, the risk of a dust explosion is a real and present danger. For an explosion to occur, three conditions need to be present: fuel (the product being handled or dust from the product); ignition; and oxygen.UniTrak’s first explosive application project took place in 1971 at the Volunteer Ammunition Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. In that project, a highly customerized TipTrak™ was supplied for the handling of TNT.Since then, UniTrak’s experience in handling explosives has grown over the years.
Our equipment can be tailored to provide a high degree of dust control, and explosion prevention. Our Bucket Conveyor for explosive applications can be fully-sealed, fully-grounded and can operate under a gas purge. Many other customization options make this conveyor ideal for safe operation in hazardous or explosive environments.
How we've got it handled
TipTrak Bucket Elevator
For nearly 50 years, TipTrak™ Bucket Elevators have been the number one choice for food and chemical processing companies to elevate their value added powders and bulk products. The TipTrak™ bucket conveyors provide the gentlest handling, least spillage, lowest maintenance, and quietest operation of any bucket conveyor system.