Oil mist filter units are used for the filtration of oil mists created in metal cutting processes such as lathe turning and milling.
Oil mist filter units are used for the filtration of oil and emulsion mist created through metal cutting processes such as lathe turning, milling, drilling, wet grinding and for spark suppression (not oil smoke). The filter is built with the modular principle in mind and can easily be expanded to accommodate additional modules. Oil mist filter units have an airflow ranging from 400m3/h to 8,000m3/h with two or three-stage filtration options.
In HSE's RR1044 Report: Consultation on Monitoring of Water-miscible Metalworking Fluid (MWF) Mists, it discusses the link between the control of metalworking fluid mist and the reduction of respiratory ill health in machining workers, which been a concern of manufacturers who employ metalworking fluid processes. It goes on to say how 'the use of enhanced local exhaust ventilation systems will help minimise the risk. These typically come in the format of oil mist filter units which catch oil droplets from the working process.
Auto Extract Systems can help provide oil mist-free working environments and provide at-source extraction and remove the pollutant from the workplace before it has the opportunity to dissipate into the workplace.
Oil mist filter units should be utilised in conjunction with one of our centrifugal fans to vent the captured fumes either directly to the atmosphere via a high-velocity cowl, as per HSG258: Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work: A Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).
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