On-tool Dust Extraction

This edition of Concepts focuses on how to reduce airborne dusts generated by hand-held power tools. Hand-held power tools such as grinders, sanders and cutters are used extensively throughout the manufacturing and construction industries. The dust emissions from these activities … Continued

Simplifying Dust Explosions

There is currently, on average, one dust explosion a week in manufacturing factories in the UK. A large proportion of these incidents involve low risk manufacturing processes. Why is this figure so high? Industry experts believe that there is a … Continued

Best Practice for LEV Hood Design

Research undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has shown widespread evidence of overconfidence in the level of effectiveness of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems design. Poor hood design is seen as the most common cause for ineffective LEV … Continued

Guidance for Controlling Noise in the Workplace

Since the introduction of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, there has been a great drive to assess employees’ daily exposure levels, ensuring that they do not exceed the new action values. A number of workplace noise assessments … Continued

Heat Recovery for Air Compressors

Approximately 70% of all manufacturers use compressed air systems to power items such as tools, materials handling and spray painting equipment. Compressed air is one of the most expensive and inefficient users of energy within in a manufacturing plant, with … Continued

HSE Guidance on Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems Design

Background Thousands of British workers contract occupational asthma and other lung diseases each year. They develop them because they breathe in too much dust, fume or other airborne contaminants at work. Even though the number of accident related deaths are … Continued

Launch of New MECHON Website

We at MECHON are delighted to share with you our newly redesigned website, with a bold new look and enhanced navigation experience. A few of our goals with the new website were to make it faster, easier to navigate for … Continued

Introducing our New Junior Design Engineer

Due to the continued growth of MECHON, we are pleased to announce the addition our latest asset Chiara Breda. Chiara will be joining us in the role of Junior Design Engineer. Chiara has achieved her Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Brunel) … Continued

The Dangers of Exposure to Isocyanates – Concept Edition 10

There is growing awareness of an increasing number of occupational asthma cases, which are associated in some way with exposure to isocyanates, particularly in occupations where paints and other coatings are applied by spray methods. Spraying 2-pack isocyanate paints is … Continued