Oil Mist Air Cleaner & Operators' Working Environment

Posted on Jun 8, 2019

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Oil Mist Air Cleaner & Operators' Working Environment

In the cutting industry, lubricants, coolants and many other cutting fluids are necessary consumables that machine tool users need to prepare when performing machining tasks, because we know that the process of cutting metal will cause a lot of friction, chips and heat.

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In the cutting industry, lubricants, coolants and many other cutting fluids are necessary consumables that machine tool users need to prepare when performing machining tasks, because we know that the process of cutting metal will cause a lot of friction, chips and heat.

These liquids and metal particles always diffuse into the ambient air during processing, causing serious pollution, which is a serious occupational safety hazard for workers. Therefore, since the 1980s, attempts to deal with these liquids and metal particles have become a major topic in the American industrial field.

 

Other contaminations

In processing plants, there are much other pollution that causes more health issues than the spread of liquids and metal particles, such as gas, engine oil, engine exhaust, etc. These emissions will cause serious and long term occupational injuries to factory employees.

 

Oil collector

Since the end of the 1990s, the oil mist collector has been developed due to the invention of a new type of electric motor. Through better inlet design, oil mist can be effectively sucked into the filter, which is driven by a new motor.

With an oil mist filter, the contaminated air will be drawn into the inlet below the first stage filter, where most of the oil particles are trapped. When the first stage filter reaches saturation, the oil droplets will coalesce and drain into the oil tank below the filter for oil collection. This procedure will automatically pump away the reusable air through the second stage filter, where it filters out fine mist and particles, while the third stage is the final filter without core, this stage will capture the smallest particles remaining until 0.30 microns. Then discharge clean air from the top of the filter.

 

Air filtration

Most industrial air filtration systems and industrial oil mist collector solutions can help protect factory employees and equipment investment, clean up the workshop area, and thus reduce the stress of entire production lines. Without the use of air filtration equipment, these metals and oil particles will adhere to the manufacturing equipment. After a period of time, the equipment will be seriously polluted, rusted and malfunction.

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Industry-oriented

In the manufacturing or metal processing industry, the presence of oil mist is inevitable, because when coolant or lubricating fluid is used in metal processing tasks, when they contact a rapidly rotating tool or work piece, oil mist will be generated and spread out immediately. It may even cause smoke due to high temperature at machining point.

All mist and smoke have different types of risk factors and exposure should be minimized. Oil mist collectors typically use fluffy fiberglass filter media to collect H2O or petroleum-based machining coolant.

According to this concept, the design of the industrial air filter is vertical arranged and has a three-stage filtering function, which helps to discharge excess coolant, makes each cleaning cycle longer, and can effectively filter out fine harmful mist. Therefore, the industrial oil mist air filtration system is an effective solution to clean the ambient air in the factory.

 

Deep insight: what is oil and mist?

In today's industrial manufacturing and any type of metalworking industry, fluids are used to cool and lubricate various mechanical activities, that is, to reduce friction and eliminate mechanical wear. These fluid components contain different oils, minerals, and contaminants to protect metals and ensure that no chemical reactions occur during machine running.

When these fluids come into contact with fast moving tools, they cause oil mist and spread into the air. Due to the high temperature of metal parts during processing, smoke may also be caused. There are many legal regulations on oil mist exposure rates today, but the complex composition of these fluids makes it difficult to define the exact exposure rate.

Therefore, in order to keep the production site clean and avoid damages to machinery, industrial air filtration or ventilation systems are a wise investment to avoid these high maintenance costs.

 

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