Within the manufacturing industry, the operations of wet machining and metalworking processes often result in harmful mists, aerosols, fumes and smoke being generated. With employees expecting and deserving a healthy and safe work environment, employers are always striving to keep their workers safe and their equipment in top performance while improving the overall production of their business. This brings up two questions: Why should a business be concerned about controlling these airborne pollutants in their workplace? And why should a business use the Royal Filtermist?
Why Should Mists, Aerosols, Fumes and Smoke be Controlled?
Safety of Employees
Employers want to provide a healthy and safe work environment for their employees. Smoke and uncollected coolant and machining oil mist are airborne pollutants that pose a substantial risk to the employee’s personal health and well-being. And as the oil mist accumulates, slippery surfaces are created and fire risks are increased. To comply with indoor quality standards, industries are required to provide clean air to reduce the adverse effects generated by the operations of the metalworking equipment.
Businesses want to reduce operation expenses. The use of a mist and smoke collector fits right into this business goal. By installing the mist and smoke collector right onto the metalworking machine, the coolant can be recycled and returned directly to the machine. Business heating and cooling costs are reduced when clean air is returned to the facility instead of exhausting it outdoors. And by reducing the airborne mist and smoke deposits, exposed equipment and work surfaces will not require more frequent cleanings.
Many variables have an impact on industrial productivity. The use of a mist and smoke collector can increase this productivity by directly affecting the efficiency of the equipment and the morale of the employees.
The mist and smoke detector aids in temperature control of the machine itself during long runs and allows the machines to run at higher speeds and feeds without the risk of increased air pollutants. There is also less machine downtime due to fouled contracts in the machine’s electronic equipment.
Employee morale and performance are improved as a positive work environment is created with better lighting due to the reduction of the haze from the mist and smoke. Worker absenteeism is also decreased as health risks are reduced.
Businesses look for ways to reduce legal issues. Claims resulting from employee health issues and accidents can cost more than an air cleaning system for an entire factory. Industries are also held to OSHA and NIOSH regulations that limit an airborne oil mist to 5 mg/cubic meter.
Why Use the Royal Filtermist?
There are many products designed either to be a source collector to capture material directly or to be an ambient collector to treat air as it circulates through an environment. At Steel Sales, we recommend the Royal Filtermist, a world leader in metalworking pollution control equipment. This product uses centrifugal impaction to remove and collect the oil mist from the air.
The Royal Filtermist is a low cost, highly efficient mist and smoke collector designed specifically for the metalworking industry. While the Royal Filtermist is based on the well-established principle of centrifugal impaction, its design improvements have resulted in the most advanced and effective system available for the removal of oil mist and smoke created by metalworking machinery. The Royal Filtermist also exceeds both the current (5 mg/cubic meter) and new proposed (.5 mg/cubic meter) OSHA and NIOSH limits on airborne oil mist.
The Royal Filtermist is available in four sizes ranging from 300 – 1200 cfm, and its flexible design enables it to be mounted in a variety of ways, including: directly to the top of a machine tool, on a stand, or suspended from a factory ceiling. Many supplies and accessories are available such as after-filters, pre-filters, chip deflectors, noise attenuators, dust cyclones, and mounting accessories. Maintenance and operating costs of the Royal Filtermist are minimal. In addition to the 5-year warranty, Royal offers a 45-day risk-free performance guarantee.
Contact Steel Sales Today
Steel Sales’ years of experience and dedication to customer service help you identify the best Filtermist for your metalworking operations. Call Steel Sales today, your authorized Filtermist distributor, at (501) 375-3338 or contact us online.