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Air-Material-Separation System

Project Summary

JBW was retained to provide design and engineering services for an improved air-material-separation system to capture large OSB flakes from the Flying Cut-Off Saw to improve the lifespan of the bags in the current system. Ultimately, a new cyclone was added to the system with a booster.

JBW sized and specified a new fan to increase and provide consistently adequate airflow. The existing system did not collect the dust and flakes adequately because the cutting process is far from constant with a wide range of kerfs.

JBW handled the structural engineering for the new cyclone and duct supports, working with the existing pre-engineered building and reinforcing where necessary. We also closely analyzed the explosion hazards per NFPA 664 and provided adequate spark detection and isolation to the downstream equipment, mitigating explosion hazards.

Services Provided

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Structural Engineering

  • Process Engineering

  • Dust Hazard Analysis

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