Industrial Minerals

Within the mineral processing industry, the mined ore undergoes literally thousands of different processes some are highly mechanized including crushing, grinding, cleaning, separating, drying, re-sizing and some are more manual including extraction, handling, dumping and transferring. Both individually and collectively these processes generate significant amounts of dust.

In most mining operations the generation of respirable silica dust during mining is the primary hazard. Inhalation of coal and crystalline silica dust can lead to serious, sometimes fatal lung diseases such as pneumoconiosis (CWP), silicosis, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema which are becoming increasingly common. In fact, the NIOSH has classified crystalline silica as a potential occupational carcinogen. In effect, these respirable dusts are destructive to the surrounding environment and population as well. Many minerals lose large amounts of material to undersized fine particles which can become airborne. For example, it is estimated the phosphate industry loses 30% to fines. So, there is typically copious amounts of airborne dust which further solidifies the hazards.

Exposure to these dusts is governed by OSHA and monitored by other organizations. We highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the statutory parameters. View Laws & Regulations

To minimize these risks, implement quality air filtration products and systems. Below is an outline of the solutions we recommend.  


Our Solutions


Nordfab Quick Fit Ductwork

Quick, simple and strong clamp type ducting to modify, expand or reduce most dust collection systems in a matter of seconds.

Fume Arms

Extraction Arm

BISCO Fume Extraction Arms are the most versatile, durable and economical method of at source air pollution capture.

Flex Hose

Double Ply Fabric Hose

Double ply, black neoprene coated polyester fabric hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix.

Flame Retardant Lighweight Hose

Single ply, yellow, PVC vinyl coated polyester fabric hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix & black external PVC wear strip.

Flame Retardant Neoprene Hose with Wearstrip

Single ply, yellow, neoprene coated polyester fabric hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix and a black external PVC wear strip.

Flame Retardant Acrylic Hose with Wearstrip

Single ply, yellow, acrylic coated polyester fabric hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix and a black external PVC wear strip.

Dry Dust Collectors

OptiFlo® RC

A cartridge collector that's the optimal solution to many applications with an optimized design and enhanced filtration performance.

FabriPulse® Fusion

A dry dust collector that's the optimum solution to a variety of air quality problems and can be tailored to specific applications.

FabriPulse® M

A pulse jet bag collector that's engineered to give years of efficient service and minimum downtime in continuous duty dust collection applications.

FabriPulse® BinVent

A dust collector with a convenient top loading design that provides excellent filtration at collection points such as silos and bins.

PulsePak® Prime

A cartridge dry dust collector designed to meet today’s high efficiency and compact size requirements for in plant recirculation installations.


A dust collector that will remove up to 99% (by weight) of moderate to coarse particle size dust.

Wet Dust Collectors

RotoClone® W

A cost effective, high efficiency wet dust collector that combines a dust collector with a centrifugal fan.

RotoClone® N

A wet dust collector that combines high efficiency, low maintenance costs, simplicity, flexibility and low water usage to maximize performance.

Side Access Housings

AstroSeal® Type S

Designed to meet the stringent requirements of HEPA filter applications, this housing is engineered to perform reliably, even in the toughest environments.



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