Category Archives: Confined Space

Industrial Cleaning of Ductwork to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Industrial Cleaning of Aspiration System Ductwork [caption id="attachment_3758" align="alignright" width="300"] Flour dust clogged the aspiration system ductwork where it made a 90 degree turn.[/caption] It's well known that indoor air is often more contaminated than outdoor air. This can be especially true in an industry that creates a lot of dust in the process of…
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The Role of CO2 in Coffee Production: Flavor and Cleaning

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/pages/Blackwells-Inc/277957678921824?_fb_noscript=1" /> [caption id="attachment_3107" align="alignleft" width="300"] 30 lb. bags of ground coffee that was removed from degassing bins at a coffee processing facility.[/caption] CO2 gas can play a triple role in coffee production. It affects the flavor (both good and bad) and cleaning (if CO2 blasting is used). Coffee is made from a bean…
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Confined Space Work Requires Training

[caption id="attachment_3065" align="alignleft" width="300"] Confined space training prepared this Blackwell's associate to safely enter this vessel.[/caption] While most of us will never know what it's like to clean in the confined space of an industrial oven or a latex storage tank, there are people who do just that. We've got many of those on our…
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Cleaning a Chocolate Silo Takes Precaution

To some people, standing in and cleaning a silo of melted chocolate and crushing grapes in a wooden barrel with your bare feet might sound like a fun job. For about five minutes, maybe! [caption id="attachment_3021" align="alignleft" width="300"] Blackwell's associates clean many things that are much worse than silos that contained chocolate liquor. Maybe these two consider…
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