Oil mist is a dangerous problem that occurs when lubricating oils break down and form small droplets that float in the air. These can be breathed in and can also settle on surfaces and equipment creating a fire hazard. This is why it is important to have a high-quality oil mist collector to eliminate this hazardous situation.
Many different mist collectors exist and each have their advantages and disadvantages. However, it is important to choose the right oil mist collector for your application and workplace. You need to consider factors such as size, power requirements, maintenance intervals, installation and more. Choosing the wrong oil mist collector can lead to expensive repairs and poor performance in your production line.
A good choice is a centrifugal separator. These systems use centrifugal force to separate the oil-based coolant mist into larger particles that are then drained away from the system. This system requires frequent maintenance and a filter replacement.
Another popular mist collector type is a cartridge-based system. This type of system uses pleated filters in a cylindrical or oblong cartridge that is attached to the machine. This system provides long filter lives and simple maintenance, but can be limited in space requirements due to its size.
Finally, there are hybrid solutions that combine centrifugal separation with an afterfilter to achieve a high level of mist removal. This system has a centrifugal separator that separates the unwanted particles and then passes the air through a filter that captures fine mist. This combination of technologies allows you to achieve an extremely high level of mist removal with low maintenance costs.
The performance of the oil mist collector is directly related to its filter size and efficiency. The higher the filtration capacity, the better it will perform. However, you should be careful not to select a filter that is too large because it will limit the airflow of your system. This can cause contaminants to bypass the filter and carry on downstream – a result that your filtration system was designed to prevent.
It is important to understand how your machining process generates mist and how it can be controlled. This will help ensure worker safety, maintain production efficiency and protect machinery and equipment. It will also help you to comply with OSHA workplace exposure standards. If you have questions about the best way to control your machining process, please contact us today. We can help you find the perfect solution to reduce coolant and machining oil mist in your factory. We can also provide you with a wide range of other industrial air and water quality products to keep your operation running at peak performance. Call or email SysTech today for more information. We look forward to working with you.