Air quality is critical to many industrial applications and processes. A good air filtration system can improve product quality and safety, minimize pollution, reduce maintenance and operating costs, and enhance the work environment for building occupants and equipment. There are different types of industrial air cleaner and filters available for specific needs, including particle filtration, gas filtration and humidity control.
Filters trap unwanted particles, such as dust, smoke and germs. They have a mesh or fiber filter material that catches particulates as they flow through the system. Some industrial air cleaners also utilize carbon filters to remove harmful chemicals and odors from the air. These types of air filters are typically used for odor and smoke control, but can also be utilized for fine dust removal and oil mist control.
The choice of air filtration system depends on the application and the size of the space in which the system will be placed. There are two main types of industrial air cleaners that are commonly used in most applications: ambient and portable (or source capture) systems. Ambient systems are installed as stand-alone units to create planned air circulation patterns, while portable industrial air cleaners are located in the immediate working area of the process for direct particulate and fume removal.
An ambient air filtration system typically has an exhaust system that vents filtered air outdoors or into other areas of the facility to remove contaminated air from the facility. A properly designed and implemented duct system is essential to the performance of the ambient air filtration system. The size of the space will influence the air volume that is required to be filtered and the amount of ventilation required for the space.
Another option for industrial air cleaning is to use a portable system that can be taken with workers in various locations throughout the facility. This type of industrial air filtration system can help reduce the risks of respiratory disease and even fatality due to exposure to hazardous materials, such as welding smoke or oil mist.
A new industrial air filtration technology uses an innovative self-cleaning HEPA air filter to provide clean air for the workplace. The technology eliminates the need for expensive filter changes and recurring expense, while reducing maintenance and operational costs. This self-cleaning industrial air purifier combines catalysis with HEPA grade filtration to break down and convert contaminants into safe water and air without the need for costly replacement filters.
The HF Series industrial air filter by Euromate eliminates dust particles by using high voltage ionization to make the dust molecules positively charged, then attracting them downward on grounded plates in the ionizing section. The contaminated air is then passed through a centrifugal fan and filters to create clean, breathable air that is circulated back into the workspace. This system is ideal for welding smoke extraction, industrial dust collection and odor elimination. It has an air volume rating between 2,000 and 5,000 CFM and is available in four models.