Carbon Monoxide from grinding?

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Carbon Monoxide from grinding?

Postby russprefontaine on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:11 am

I'm curious to know if any roasting companies have had issues with the carbon monoxide coming from their larger production grinders in their facilities.

Our roasters work close to our grinding equipment and have a carbon monoxide detector that goes off when we are doing larger runs of ground coffee. Has anyone else heard of roasting companies that have had to install make up air, venting of some sort, over their grinding equipment?

We are looking to solve any health related issues this might cause.

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Re: Carbon Monoxide from grinding?

Postby Andy Schecter on Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:47 pm

russprefontaine wrote:I'm curious to know if any roasting companies have had issues with the carbon monoxide coming from their larger production grinders in their facilities.


Seems like an issue that bears further investigation. If your detector is going off, you must remedy the situation!

See here and here.
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Re: Carbon Monoxide from grinding?

Postby russprefontaine on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:46 am

Thanks for those links Andy.

We have finally got our analysis back from the "air-sensors", and it showed a few high peaks of CO, but nothing remotely close to being dangerous. We are going to install a kitchen hood vent above our grinders which will solve any potential risk.....just to be sure.

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