2020 is over and what a year it has been. I’m sure everybody is ready for a new year! As a Plant Manager, you’ve probably been busy the past couple months trying to be prepared. And what better time than now to reevaluate actions and decisions that were made within the past year. For instance, do you have a routine industrial cleaning plan? If not, you not only run the risk of receiving a hefty fine, but most importantly the employees of your building are in danger. So, here is a list of services Hughes Environmental offers that you should include in your 2021 industrial clean and safe work environment plan?
Your 2021 Industrial Clean & Safe Work Environment Plan
Vibrations in the facility can shake built up loose dust, dirt, grease, and other materials commonly found on the high surfaces, which could contaminate the production below. Chunks of this debris can enter the ventilation and clog up the HVAC system. This creates poor indoor air quality, which according to the EPA is a leading environmental threat and cause of airborne sickness. Not to mention, some dusts can become a fire hazard when built up on high surface areas. Numerous explosions have occurred when built up dust created an explosive dust cloud.
Commercial duct cleaning can help your business save money on energy by allowing your facility’s ventilation system to run more efficiently, and help reduce the risk of fires in the ductwork — especially in manufacturing facilities where combustible dust is present. It also helps improve indoor air quality by removing dirt, dust and debris from your HVAC system. This includes cleaning the grilles and registers, which helps to keep particles out of the ambient air.
When dust is dispersed throughout oxidized air, it can creates an explosion hazard. When the dust cloud is confined in a closed area it does not have the air movement from wind to disperse it; dust particles can instead stay suspended in the air for days at a time. This allows the levels of dust particles in the air to increase and provide more fuel for the resulting explosion. Some dusts can ignite just from touching hot machinery, while other dusts ignite after being exposed to a small fire, spark, static electricity, or even a lit cigarette.
Dry ice blast cleaning uses solid Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a non-abrasive media that won’t damage surfaces or equipment when used as the blast media. The accelerated, super-cooled dry ice pellets or particles are blasted at supersonic speeds and sublimate on impact resulting in the surface being cleaned, lifting dirt and contaminants off the underlying substrate.
Germicidal UVC is designed to save energy and maintenance costs associated with HVAC Systems. Mold (biofilm) on coils of only 0.002 can reduce efficiency by 37%. Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is the most effective and practical solution for industrial facilities.
In-duct UVGI systems are mounted inside AHUs or ventilation ductwork. When selected to produce appropriate irradiance levels, in-duct systems can be effective for air disinfection. An in-duct air disinfection system inactivates microbes suspended in the air (e.g., viable influenza viruses) as they move through the duct or AHU, so the organism is no longer capable of causing and spreading disease.
The Electrostatic Sprayer is a cordless backpack that offers a full room cleaning by electrically charging the chemical solution so that when released, the solution quickly bonds to surfaces instead of falling straight to the floor. The droplets pass an electrode inside the nozzle creating a magnetically charged spray that seeks out and wraps around all touch points and grounded room surfaces.
The BIOPROTECTUs™ System uses patented, registered technologies to modify surfaces, providing such surfaces with disinfection against viruses, odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi and durable long-term antimicrobial surface protection (for up to 90 days) that inhibits the growth of odor and stain causing bacteria, mold, mildew, fungi and algae that can exist on many surfaces.
- Rolling / Overhead Door Inspections
- Fire Door Inspections
- Fire and Smoke Damper Inspections
- Life Safety Drawing Services
Contact Us Here or call us at 888-845-3952 to find out how Hughes Environmental can help can help you start fresh in 2021 with an industrial clean and safe work environment plan.