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Chipping slag from foundry ladles case study

A small foundry used a hand-operated pneumatic breaker to chip slag from the foundry's ladles, resulting in daily exposures well above the exposure limit value. The exposure was virtually eliminated by introducing a machine-mounted hydraulic breaker for most of this work.

Chipping by hand with a pnuematic breaker

Chipping by hand with a pnuematic breaker

Chipping with machine-mounted breaker

Chipping with machine-mounted breaker

2012-11-21