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Indoor Air Quality

This category includes tools and systems used to filter or monitor the air quality in and around the buildings and structures used for fabricating and metalworking. Maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) is important to not only the health of operators, but can also impact product quality. Tools used to test IAQ collect air samples and samples of building surfaces, monitor exposure to pollutants, and computer model air flow inside buildings. Welding operations create hazardous pollutants that must be filtered or extracted to maintain good IAQ; this is done with filtration units at the point of origin, full-room ventilation systems, and air cleaners.

Getting the Most from Your Clean Air Budget: Five Tips for Small Shops

Get past the initial equipment and installation costs and start thinking about total cost of ownership over time, including direct operating costs such as energy use, filters and maintenance, and indirect costs such as equipment downtime. Here are five ways a small shop can maximize their clean air budget and get more out of their equipment in the long run.

Indoor Air Quality: Articles

Getting the Most from Your Clean Air Budget: Five Tips for Small Shops

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Get past the initial equipment and installation costs and start thinking about total cost of ownership over time, including direct operating costs such as energy use, filters and maintenance, and indirect costs such as equipment downtime. Here are five ways a small shop can maximize their clean air budget and get more out of their equipment in the long run.

Get past the initial equipment and installation costs and start thinking about...

How to Control Laser Cutting Dust

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How well are your dust collectors keeping up? If you’ve recently upgraded your laser cutting equipment or are experiencing unexplained equipment failures, now is the time to reevaluate your dust collection system. Investing in better dust control now will pay dividends in extended equipment life and better productivity for your laser cutting machines.

How well are your dust collectors keeping up? If you’ve recently upgraded...

How to Use Dust Collection to Comply with OSHA’s Beryllium Standard

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Job shops and other metalworking facilities affected by this standard must comply with most of the requirements by March 12, 2018 – they have less than two years to provide any required change rooms and showers and three years to implement engineering controls. Here’s why dust, mist and fume collectors are the best strategy to protect workers from the devastating pulmonary diseases associated with beryllium exposure.

Job shops and other metalworking facilities affected by this standard must comply...
Indoor Air Quality: Products

Overhead Fan Cost-Effectively Cools Equipment and Employees

Powerfoil D from Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Fans’ Powerfoil D is the only direct-drive overhead fan designed to withstand excessive heat, dust, and other stresses common in fabrication and machining job shops. Diameters: 8 feet to 24 feet.

Big Ass Fans’ Powerfoil D is the only direct-drive overhead fan designed...

RoboVent Revamps Spire Weld Fume Extraction Systems

RoboVent’s Spire filtration units are still 3 ft by 3 ft, but have been completely re-engineered. The Spire for robotic weld cells and the Spire360 for ambient filtration come with more-absorbent filters that last longer and 7-in touchscreen controls for easier operation.

RoboVent’s Spire filtration units are still 3 ft by 3 ft, but...

Three-Step Filtration System Removes 99% of Contaminants

The three-airflow process used by Parker Hannifin’s fabric-style SmogHog Media (SHM) collector virtually eliminates mist concentration. A 100% fully synthetic blend of fibers built into a tubular filter arrangement optimizes drainage.

The three-airflow process used by Parker Hannifin’s fabric-style SmogHog Media (SHM) collector...
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