The OSHA silica dust permissible exposure limits (PEL) is changing the foundry industry. OSHA began enforcing its silica rule for general industry on June 23, 2018. Many foundries are evaluating the following as it relates to the potential switch to Ceramic Sand:
Monthly Cost of:
- Truckloads of new sand
- Freight of new sand
- Labor for discarding
- Cost to haul to approved dump
- THE BIG ONE! – Cost to adhere to the OSHA regulations for continued use of Respirable Crystalline Silica.
The case for switching to a material such as Ceramic Sand is still under debate, but the evidence is very positive. After recently visiting with a foundry to discuss installing the equipment for a change over from traditional sand to Ceramic sand, the foundry engineer in charge of the cost analysis said, “This is a capital expense to make the change, but at the end of the day, I can clearly show the ROI by switching to Ceramic Sand.”
EC&S has partnered with one of the only cutting-edge technology providers to deliver a viable and industry leading solution, as it relates to the positive reclamation of Ceramic sand. Using Microwave technology, we can currently reclaim 100% of Ceramic sand!
Microwave use in the industry in not new, but the viable solution to reclaiming Ceramic Sand, as well as green and chemically bonded sand, while keeping your cost down, is VERY real! Microwave technology is safe, energy efficient and utilizes space very effectively. If you would like more detailed information about our Microwave Sand Reclamation system, please click this link: EC&S Microwave Info Request Form
EC&S is a turn-key industrial construction company. Not only can we manufacture and install your new Ceramic Microwave sand reclamation system, but we can provide a multitude of services, from engineering support to building your next mill or foundry. To learn more, see: www.ecands.com
Allen Mercer - Director of Sales, EC&S