Industrial vacuum developer RUWAC USA responds to the newly revised OSHA standards for crystalline silica dust exposure that are establishing tighter worker health and safety requirements. Under these standards, the amount of silica dust exposure allowable for workers who work in foundries and other enclosed workplaces have been reduced in half, while sweeping and shoveling cleaning methods are being replaced by requirements to use industrial vacuum cleaners with HEPA filtration that will comply with OSHA’s new rules.

The Ruwac WS2320-HD, a heavy-duty intermittent duty vacuum that features 11 Hg” of negative vacuum pressure – is described as “the most powerful of its kind in the market, and doesn’t give hazardous silica dust a chance.”

Available with an outstanding 300 CFM, the WS2320-HD heavy duty vacuum is equipped with absolute HEPA filtration that is 99.997% efficient @ 0.3 microns, as well as 28 ft2 of industry-leading MicroClean primary filtration. The combination “nearly eliminates” the possibility of premature clogging and costly filter changes while ensuring workers will not breathe in dangerous silica dust contaminants.

The WS2320-HD vacuum’s modular housing is fully grounded and sealed for dust-free operation, and made from a dent and rust-free compression cast composite housing that is guaranteed for life. With either a 9 gallon foot-actuated dustpan or direct bagging system, users have limited interaction with its contents and no messy spills to contend with upon disposal.

Learn more at www.ruwac.com