For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Save to read list Published by Lucy Stewardson, Editorial Assistant World Cement, Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:45 Every bulk material handler has a vested interest in technologies that help to reduce hazards and prevent injuries, given the number of conveyor-related accidents that occur during routine maintenance and cleanup. Seemingly mundane tasks, such as adjusting belt cleaners and removing spillage often require employees to work in close proximity to the moving conveyor, where even accidental contact can result in serious injury in a split second. Spillage can also contribute to the risk of fire by interfering with pulleys and idlers, and by providing potential fuel. Even worse, in confined spaces, airborne particles can create the right ingredients for an explosion. The buildup of fugitive material can occur with surprising speed. An amount equal to just 4 g/hour (the equivalent of just one packet of sugar) results in the accumulation of about 700 g at the end of the week. With an escape rate of 4 g/min., the accumulation will b...