Oil Mist Elimination
For many workplaces, machine oil is used as the lubricant or coolant that keeps parts from wearing, saving time and money by decreasing the need for repairs. However, one of the inevitable by-products of pumps, compressors, turbines and other machines using oil is oil mist.
Oil Mist presents many hazards and risks:
• Reducing the air quality in the workplace and endangering employee health
• Damaging the environment when released into the atmosphere
• Coating machinery, increasing the potential for breakdowns
• Coating products, at best causing staining and at worst contaminating the product and rendering it unusable.
Client Satisfaction and Safety
In addition to this, oil that escapes in the form of mist reduces the amount of oil left within the cooling or lubricating system. Thousands of litres of oil can be lost from an installation over a period of a year due to oil mist emissions, which is expensive and time-consuming to replace.
Oil mist eliminators (or oil smoke filters) extract the oil mist from the immediate vicinity of the machinery – benefitting your staff, your products, your machinery and your business.
With client satisfaction and safety always at the centre of what we do, integratedAIR Systems designs, manufactures and installs oil mist extraction systems that you can rely on. We also design and manufacture vacuum units for processes that require vacuums for conveyors to elevate their product to conveyors or belts above.
How does and Oil Mist Extractor Work?
Oil mist extraction systems eliminate up to 99.5% of oil particulates from equipment discharge – this is operated by a 3 or 4 stage filtration system. Oil collected by these filters can then be returned to the system for their original use. This method greatly reduces oil waste and cuts operation costs.
Variations in industrial processes mean that residual oil droplets may also be produced alongside oil mists. To combat this, liquid and droplet separation techniques can be implemented before the final stage of the filtration system.
Each system is designed with maintenance in mind, with replaceable elements throughout. In addition to the particulate filtration, activated carbon filters can also be added to the process to negate any odour in the air stream. This is particularly useful for food production environments where frying takes place.
What Are the Applications of Oil Mist Filtration Systems?
Oil mist filtration systems are vital for any business where processes generate oil fumes. They are applicable to a multitude of industrial processes, with different variations including:
• Wet can elevators
• Bodymaker oil mist
• Bodymaker to trimmer track vacuum oil mist
• Cupper elevators
• Aluminium and Steel scrap waste system exhaust
• CNC machines
• Elevator vacuum systems
integratedAIR Systems can also offer complete turnkey systems, designing, supplying, and installing complete oil mist and vacuum systems in the UK and worldwide.