Foundries – the Engine Driver behind Australia’s Development
Foundries are the unseen engine driver to Australia’s economic growth, supplying key resources to shape our commercial and residential industries. Although economic growth ensures these resources are in high demand, other factors are impacting on the viability and growth of foundries.
Major Factors Facing the Foundry Industry
Occupational Workplace Health and Safety (OWH&S)
- Air Quality
Along with excessive dust and odours, heat greatly reduces productivity and is detrimental to a safe working environment for employees. Foundries generate significant emissions of particles (including smoke, dust and fumes) and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). These emissions must be controlled to avoid inhalation by employees and neighbouring populated areas. Inhaling airborne by-products may lead to respiratory disease or other illnesses. Managers must provide a safe and healthy working environment for all employees and neighbours to alleviate concerns for their wellbeing. This may also reduce the possibility of future litigation arising from issues caused by unsafe working and environmental conditions.
Making Foundries Productive and In Harmony with Residential Expansion.
Foundries are also witnessing mounting legal challenges from local, state and federal Legislative and EPA groups, due to emissions. Issues of dust, odours and heat may be overshadowed by productivity inefficiencies if not effectively addressed now. Residential expansion is also creating new challenges to the way foundries manage and control their emissions in the suburban landscape.
Providing Solutions for the Foundry Industry
Access Environmental Systems offers new technology, providing solutions for temperature, dust and odour control. Coolfog provides effective answers to managing industrial sites and has been installed in numerous foundries throughout Australia, New Zealand, India, U.A.E., Spain, Saudi Arabia, England, Scotland and Canada. Access Environmental Systems designs, manufactures, installs and services Coolfog systems. Each system is designed and manufactured specifically for customer’s individual needs, ensuring airborne dust, odours and temperature, are dramatically reduced.
“Creating a new approach to ensure a safer, cleaner foundry working environment for employees and their suburban neighbours requires a different way of thinking about dust, odour and temperature management systems”.