Chapter 11. Environmental and Health Aspects of Glass Furnace Repairs
- William Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1986 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12
How to Cite
Kinsman, B. Q. and Cherill, J. L. (1986) Environmental and Health Aspects of Glass Furnace Repairs, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch11
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780470374696
Online ISBN: 9780470320365
Concerns about respirable dust during glass furnace repairs have led to extensive measurements of hazardous dust levels attendant to repair work, in particular during the demolition phase. Respirable dust levels exceed OSHA permissible exposure limits for various materials. Extensive and costly personal protection programs for workers are required as well as innovative work practices. Data is presented from various furnace repairs completed during the fourth quarter of 1985 and early 1986. A method for sampling furnace demolition wastes is presented together with a new sample preparation procedure which has been accepted by the authorities. The new procedures more adequately define the safety or hazardousness of materials removed from various portions of the glass furnace.