Scott McLaughlin


McLaughlin & Associates Thermal Spray Inc.
Naperville, IL 60564


Phone: 630-922-7198
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Recycling overspray dust, related byproducts from thermal spray remetallizing operations - TheFabricator.com

Tube and Pipe Production | Articles

Recycling overspray dust, related byproducts from thermal spray remetallizing operations

April 19, 2013 | By Scott McLaughlin

The welding done in a tube or pipe mill ruins the galvanic or aluminum coating intended to keep the product corrosion-free, so remetallizing the weld seam is a common practice. Remetallizing creates a large amount of metal dust, which usually is considered a big nuisance and an expensive disposal headache, but in some cases it can be recycled for a profit.

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Dust collection system

Tube and Pipe Production | Articles

Designing a dust collection system for weld seam remetallizing

February 25, 2011 | By Scott McLaughlin

OHSA seems to be taking an increased interest in worker safety and, according to OMB Watch, has been citing an increasing number of workplace violations. Tube and pipe producers who remetallize their product pay particular attention to OSHA Directive Number CPL 03-00-008, which deals with a hazard specific to remetallizing operations: explosive dust.

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