INGESOM installs 25 equipment to monitor and control the levels of respirable crystalline silica in the environment at the facilities of EUROARCE CERAMICAS in the province of Castellón, a Spanish leader in raw materials for the ceramic industry, with the aim of improving and guaranteeing the environmental conditions of workers in their work environment.
EUROARCE encompasses the division of raw materials for the ceramic industry within the SAMCA Group, present in the sectors of Mining, Renewable Energies, Plastic Polymers, Synthetic Fibers, Agri-food, Real Estate Promotion, Agrochemicals and Logistics Infrastructures. Altogether, SAMCA directly employs approximately 3,500 people in Spain, France, Italy, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
The processing and commercialization in the main ceramic markets is carried out through Euroarce Materias Primas SA in Ariño (Teruel), which grinds, washes and calcines clays and kaolin; Euroarce S.R.L. in Civita Castellana (Viterbo, Italy), where pastes and glazes for sanitary ware are manufactured; and SAMCA Onda and EUROARCE CERAMICAS in Onda (Castellón), specializing in the processing of raw materials and the manufacture of atomized pastes for ceramic floors and wall tiles.
The suspended dust monitoring kit developed by INGESOM is an industry 4.0 system, which records values in real time by installing sensors at the most critical points chosen by the customer. With this measurement equipment, EUROARCE has greater control over its facilities, since it alerts the user when any anomalous situation occurs and thus, they can take corrective measures that keep crystalline silica levels in the range of expected values established by law.
In addition, EUROARCE goes a step further in monitoring and controlling silica levels, and in some of its factories INGESOM has installed cameras that allow video evidence to be saved a couple of minutes before and after an abnormal situation occurs. In this way, the customer is able to identify the origin of each increase in levels of silica dust detected and relate it to the specific conditions that existed around the monitoring kit.
INGESOM helps clients with the interpretation of the recorded data to make the Web application a powerfull but simple tool. Measurement reports and information graphics are shown, which facilitate both the identification of the most conflictive points in its facilities and the decision-making process to improve the environmental conditions of its staff.