As COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, continues to spread rapidly around the world and throughout the United States, the Aluminum Association is prioritizing the health and safety of our members and staff – and we are working tirelessly to ensure that aluminum producers can continue to operate as part of the critical manufacturing sector.
The Aluminum Association released today the fourth edition of the Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum. This latest revision represents the hundreds of years of collective expertise in managing molten metal accumulated by many leading industry experts. The updated Guidelines are available for purchase in the Association’s bookstore at www.aluminum.org.
The safety and well-being of industry employees has long been a commitment of the Aluminum Association and the industry itself. The industry reached a historic milestone: 2014 was the safest year on record for the U.S. aluminum industry according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The Aluminum Association's newly redesigned website won an award. The impact of the mid-term elections on the aluminum industry. A new video highlights the “Aluminum Advantage.” An infographic tells the aluminum story in building and construction.
Activities including the grinding, polishing, sawing, cutting, sanding and scratch brushing of aluminum generate fine aluminum particles, some of which are potentially explosive. These particles are known as “fines”, “dust” or “powder.” In the case of aluminum, explosions can result if ignition occurs while particles are suspended in the air as a dust cloud, as the burning extends from one particle to another with extreme speed.