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CANAM Exhaust System

Sunnyside Washington

The giant sand blaster is used for cleaning steel trusses before they are taken to be dip-painted. Huge bridge cranes trolley the trusses through the plant as they are assembled. When complete they end up here in preparation for painting.

Cyclone Exhaust

Cyclone Exhaust

Just outside the sand blaster is a cyclone exhauster. This fan system acts like a giant vacuum cleaner to extract the debris from cleaning the trusses. The particles settle out through the funnel at the bottom to be disposed of. The clean air is then returned to the plant.

Measuring the Exhaust Pipe

Measuring the Exhaust Pipe

Russ Frenzel, our Installation Manager, takes the field measurements need to construct the 16" round exhaust system.

Custom Fittings

Custom Fittings

Some custom fittings made for the project.

Sealing the Exhaust

Sealing the Exhaust

The seams are masked off before the sealant is applied. This kind of attention adds a small amount of time, but produces a product that is visibly cleaner. The sealant could be applied without the masking. If hidden from view this might be appropriate. When in clear view, like this system is, our quality shows.

Installing at CANAM

Installing at CANAM

Doug and Wes show their skills installing the exhaust system.

The Stack

The Stack

This 16" round, 16 gauge stack, is where the first three branches of the sand blaster group together. A 7" round goes in the top, then a 4" round on the side, then the main 12" round goes into the side. The trunk routes down through the pit below the blaster and up the other side to gather in an additional 7" round and 4" round before heading out to the cyclone.