If you work in or manage a foundry, food-processing plant, or other kind of factory, dust and frequent close-proximity to fellow workers and their germs are inescapable byproducts of your activities. The need to control them is growing with the increase in environmental controls and in the concerns about the risks they can pose to employees’ health.
Developed specifically to remove particles in tough, dusty environments without using filter elements, Air-Cleaning BlowersTM (ACBs) can remove most kinds of industrial and mining dusts while blowing out clean air for ventilation, pressurization and keeping equipment and people cleaner.
Instead of blocking and collecting the debris with filter media, ACBs use the momentum of the particles to separate them from the air and eject them directly. The big benefit: they blow and clean air without any filter elements to buy, store, replace or dispose. Since debris does not accumulate in the units, you can count on steady airflow, air pressure and power consumption. No filter elements means no filter maintenance—or deferred maintenance!
Unlike cyclonic systems, spin blocks and other momentum-based air-cleaning systems, ACBs just throw the debris out. No wasted energy, reduced air pressure, clogging of valves nor secondary blowers. They also eliminate the need for compressed air, and the energy needed to compress it, that many “self-cleaning” systems use to blow out accumulated debris.
Independent testing found that standard ACBs remove 98+% of all particles in the air down to 10 microns in size. Most construction dust is larger, and the smallest particles most people can see are about 50 microns, which means that ACBs remove virtually all the mass of dust in the air. They also remove larger particles such as sand, metal scraps and wood chips. ACBs can be made safe for hazardous (explosive) dusts as well. In addition, because they do not let collect hazardous particles and concentrate them in the filter media to create a hot spot, the risk to maintenance people who would otherwise have to handle the contaminated filter elements drops considerably.
ACBs also remove rain, mist and snow from the air, which keeps the air dryer and reduces the load on air conditioners and other dehumidifying equipment. Another benefit: unlike filter media, they will not become wet—or freeze up—and stop air from passing through.
Whether you work in or run a foundry, bakery, pharmaceutical plant or any other kind of factory that creates dust, whether hazardous or not, Air-Cleaning BlowersTM can help. Originally developed for heavy industries such as steel, mining and fertilizer plants, ACBs are so effective that they are used by the US military in the Middle East to keep air conditioners cooling in sandstorms.
Most people don’t want to collect particles, they just want clean air. Clean air is what ACBs provide.
Another benefit that We Clean Air can provide is our Safety Halos®. Designed to remove even tiny particles, Safety Halos® can help protect both people and food many areas of the factory.
By installing a Safety Halo® above people and their work stations, they will provide a cone of gently-pressurized flowing air that will block or capture and carry away germs and other contaminants exhaled or brought in on clothing. It will also help blow away germs that a worker exhales to help reduce reinfection and protect others.
In addition, the Safety Halo® will also help reduce the overall number and concentration of germs in the room and can do the same if another Safety Halo® is installed as well.
The Safety Halo® is easy to install without machinery and can be done quickly. The Safety Halo® works by pulling the dirty germ-filled air into its housing to filter it. First, it passes through a pre-filter at the point of entry that extracts larger dust particles from the air. Then the air flows through a HEPA filter element to clean out germs and other tiny contaminants. After the HEPA filter, the air then blows out of the bottom of the Safety Halo® to replace the dirty air in the room. Having the pre-filter on this unit helps prevent the HEPA filter from clogging quickly and greatly extends its life. This will significantly cut down replacement and maintenance costs.
Incidentally, with an optional Air-Cleaning BlowerTM instead of an ordinary prefilter, a Safety Halo® can also protect a worker at his station or machinery in a dirty working environment by keeping both cleaner and removing particles as small as those in many types of smoke.