Navigation and service

The safe filling of bulk materials

Guide to the filling of containers

Manual filling of bulk materials in powder flasks using a hand shovel

The powder flask to be filled is positioned on a balance to weigh the amount of the bulk material it will hold. The bulk material is transferred into the powder flask from a storage container using a hand shovel until the required fill quantity is reached. If the local exhaust ventilation inlet is not correctly positioned and/or the drop height is too great, dust will be released into the workplace air. If the local exhaust ventilation inlet is correctly positioned and/or the drop height is reduced, the amount of dust released into the workplace air is minimised. After they have been filled, the powder flasks are sealed and placed on a bench, ready for collection.

Filling of powder flasks with bulk materials - Engineering control - Positioning of powder flask

The video shows how workers’ exposure to dust is minimised if the powder flask to be filled is correctly positioned where a fixed local exhaust ventilation inlet has been installed.

Filling of powder flasks with bulk materials - Engineering control - Reduced drop height

The video shows how workers’ exposure to dust is minimised by using a powder funnel with a notch that reduces the drop height for the bulk material.

Filling of powder flasks with bulk materials - Engineering control - Positioning of exhaust ventilation inlet

The video shows how workers’ exposure to dust is minimised if an adjustable local exhaust ventilation inlet is correctly positioned.

Pagination

Content

  1. Manual filling of bulk materials in powder flasks using a hand shovel
  2. Stationary filling of bulk materials in jerrycans, sacks and big bags at a filling station

Cookies help us to provide our services. By using our website you agree that we can use cookies. Read more about our Privacy Policy and visit the following link: Privacy Policy

OK