Indoor Air Quality

The Need to Scrub

As the use of aluminum, titanium and other exotic materials increases in everything from aerospace components to golf clubs, metal fabrication processes are creating more combustible dust than ever before that must somehow be rendered inert.
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Indoor Air Quality: Articles

Ignored No More

One example of wet dust collection technology is the Type N RotoClone that cleans the air by the combined action of centrifugal force and a thorough intermixing of water and dust-laden air. Its unique airfoil design impeller provides the complete scrubbing necessary to precipitate fine particles and maximize the cleaning effect of the energy used. The Type N combines high efficiency, low maintenance costs, low water usage and flexibility into a single rugged, well proven piece of equipment. (First view)
Here are the reasons why wet dust collectors are a safe and economical solution for manufacturing operations to use in preventing industrial dust explosions. 

Breakthrough in Industrial Air Recyling

DuroPure is the world’s first indoor air filtration system that completely recycles air without the need to exhaust contaminants to the outside environment.
Do you work with oversized work pieces? Space limitations? Material handling issues? Intermittent needs? Mobility? DuroPure from Duroair Technologies is an innovative, compliant solution to purify the shop air surrounding your employees.

Advanced Source Capture Technology Creates Larger Area for Weld Fume Capture

Advancements in source capture technology help to minimize operator interaction with the fume extraction arm and improve safety on long weldments by increasing the fume extraction area to a greater width and distance — up to  3 ft wide and 5 ft away. 
Employing source capture in the welding operation helps maintain compliance with regulations, avoid potential fines and create a safe and comfortable work environment. Because selecting the appropriate type of system for a given welding operation can be more difficult, here are some factors to consider in terms of cost, space requirements and the actual welding application.

Back to Basics: Welding Fume Safety

In the majority of welding processes the filler metal is the main source of fume creation. The base metal is less significant unless it contains volatile elements or coatings that aren’t removed before welding. 
Though the potential health problems from welding fume exposure can be significant, there are many and varied ways to reduce that risk to almost zero. 

How to Choose a Dust and Fume Collector

Because it can be difficult to properly evaluate the capabilities of a dust collection system, RoboVent recommends five things you should know to avoid getting burned when buying industrial ventilation equipment.

 

Indoor Air Quality: Industry News

Atlas Copco Tops Industrial Sustainability

The compressor manufacturer gets high marks in total energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste generation and recycling, green revenue and sustainability incentives for management.

Camfil APC Adds to Sales Management

John Dauber, who joined the company in 1998 and most recently headed up the U.S./Canada sales team, is taking on the role of Handte product manager for the Americas.
John Dauber, Matt Caulfield, Rick Kreczmer and Greg Schreier have been promoted.

New VP at Camfil APC

Thomas (Tomm) Frungillo, the new vice president of Camfil APC Americas, has more than 20 years of experience in the dust collection and air filtration industries.
Tomm Frungillo assumes responsibility for U.S. manufacturing and sales in North and South America.

 

Indoor Air Quality: Products

The Importance of Air Movement in Metalworking Shops

Extreme temperature swings and high humidity resulted in severe condensation on aluminum sheet and coils at Metalwest, which was writing off $28,000 per year due to corrosion on the metal. The shop installed four 20 ft diameter overhead fans to help destratify the air for temperature regulation, condensation control and improved comfort.
Air movement is not new, but understanding how it can improve working conditions is bringing a wind of change to industrial facility design and management.

Indoor Air Quality

Farr Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collectors from Camfil Air Pollution Control offer improved filter access door hardware and an improved filter clamping system. 
A shop with good quality air is a more productive and healthy workplace. Here is some equipment that can help ensure your shop has cleaner air.

New Welding Fume Extraction Technology

The KEMPER CleanAir Tower provides effective protection from fine dust. The purified air remains in the room.
KEMPER offers shops unprecendented weld fume extraction technology in the SmartMaster or MaxiFil Clean mobile devices and the CleanAirTower air-cleaner.