I had a similar experience at a Carbon Black plant.
Just working for a day outside the cyclone, I
collected enough black stuff that I sneezed for a
week. Plant personnel, however, told me that that
stuff was not harmful.
--- Jim Kestner <jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com> wrote:
> James Cohen:
> You comment struck a chord with me .............
> "I spent a month inside a conveyor belt assembly
> many years ago during a
> production run laying strain gages and monitoring
> fatigue vibrations."
> I thought this might be an interesting topic for a
> Friday afternoon
> I once ran a survey outside a foundry and was
> absolutely black by the
> end of the day. Within a half hour, I could barely
> see thru the lens of
> the transit. For those of you who have never had the
> opportunity to
> clean foundry dust out of your pores, it does not
> come out and it
> irritates your skin!
> Jim Kestner, P.E.
> Green Bay, Wi.
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