Category Archives: Confined Space

Bacterial Contaminations in Cooling Towers

You may have seen the recent headline news where Legionnaires’ disease has killed 12 and sickened more than 120 people in New York City. The news reported that more than 15% of the cooling towers tested there were found to be contaminated with Legionella bacteria. [caption id="attachment_2693" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cooling towers like this large one…
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Industrial Cleaning of Air Handlers

[caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignleft" width="150"] The centrifugal fan in this air handler is encrusted with dust, debris, and mold.[/caption] For many manufacturers, as much as 35 % of the energy used to make a product, goes to heating, cooling, and ventilation.  Making smart decisions about heating and cooling can have a big effect on manufacturing utility bills.…
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Industrial Cleaning . . . Does Your Facility Have What It Takes?

Cleaning is pretty much a fact of life, and unless you do the cleaning yourself, somebody else does it. That's where we come in. [caption id="attachment_873" align="alignleft" width="150"] Just one of many Blackwell's, Inc. associates that understand that working in industrial cleaning means you may be working in confined spaces or high above the floor.…
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Dry Ice Blasting is the King of Cleaning in the Food Industry

Think about our food for a moment. We enjoy a diverse abundance of low-cost food, and because we live here in the United States, we only spend about 6-7 percent of our disposable income on it. That’s less than any of the other 83 other countries for which the USDA tracks data. Now, that doesn't…
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