When it comes to improving air quality in your facility and reducing the number of oil mists and coolant fumes that cause health risks and environmental concerns, an effective mist collector is a must.
Several mist collectors are available on the market, each with advantages and disadvantages.
Here is a brief overview of the most common types of mist collectors for industrial air purification:
1. Electrostatic Mist Collectors
Electrostatic mist collectors use an electrostatic charge to attract and capture oil mist and coolant fumes. The advantage of this type of mist collector is that it is very effective at capturing even the smallest particles.
Electrostatic uses a high-voltage charge to ionize the oil mist and coolant fumes. The charged particles are then attracted to oppositely charged collection plates.
However, the disadvantage is that these collectors require regular maintenance and cleaning to prevent the build-up of static electricity, which can be a fire hazard.
2. Media Mist Collectors
Media mist collectors use filter media to capture oil mist and coolant fumes. The advantage of this type of mist collector is that it is low maintenance and does not require regular cleaning like electrostatic mist collectors.
A con of this type of mist collector is that the filter media can become clogged over time and you will need to replace it.
3. Coalescing Mist Collectors
Coalescing mist collectors use a series of baffles to separate oil mist and coolant fumes from the air. This type of mist collector captures both large and small particles.
These types of mist collectors may often build up oil on the baffles. So, you will have to take the time to clean this type of collector regularly.
4. Centrifugal Mist Collectors
Centrifugal mist collectors use a spinning impeller to separate oil mist and coolant fumes from the air. This type of mist collector is great for all sizes of particles.
A centrifugal mist collector requires little maintenance and you can use it in a wide variety of applications.
The disadvantage of centrifugal mist collectors is that they are more expensive than other types of mist collectors.
5. High-Efficiency Mist Collectors
High-efficiency mist collectors are the most expensive type of mist collector, but they are also the most effective. These mist collectors use a combination of electrostatic and media filtration to capture particles of all sizes.
Manufacturers will love high-efficiency mist collectors because they will help to keep their products clean and free of oil mist and coolant fumes.
High-efficiency mist collectors are the best option for those who want the most effective way to remove oil mist and coolant fumes from the air.
6. Central Mist Collector For Machining Line
This type of mist collector is large and meant for a machining line. Once you identify where mist collects on the machining line, you can size the collectors and connect them to the ductwork.
The best part of this type of machine is that it can cover different areas from one main location in the facility. The most difficult part will be to get the ductwork installed correctly.
7. Localized Mist Collector For Individual Machine
A localized mist collector is designed for an individual machine. You will need to take the time to size this type of collector for your specific needs. The advantage of this type of mist collector is that you can easily move it from one machine to another.
The disadvantage is that you will need more than one if you have a lot of machines in your facility.
8. Portable Mist Collector
This type of mist collector is small and, of course, portable. The disadvantage is that it is not as effective as other types of mist collectors.
9. Downdraft Table
A downdraft table is a type of localized mist collector. It is designed to be used on an individual machine. It uses a built-in vacuum system to remove particles resulting from grinding, woodworking, and other machining processes.
10. Machine-mounted Mist Collector
A machine-mounted mist collector is designed to be used on an individual machine.
You will need to take the time to properly size this type of collector for your specific needs. Set this machine up by the side of the machine to be sure that you have collected all of the mist and air particles.
11. Ceiling-mounted Mist Collection Unit
A ceiling-mounted mist collector is a type of localized mist collector. It is designed to be used on an individual machine.
It is suspended from the ceiling and uses a built- in vacuum system to remove particles resulting from grinding, woodworking, and other machining processes. This type of machine is common in woodworking shops.
In conclusion, you can also use a combination of different types of mist collectors to create a custom solution for your facility.
No matter what type of mist collector you choose, make sure that it is the right size for your needs and that it is properly maintained. Mist collectors are an important part of keeping your facility clean and safe from oil mist and coolant fumes. Industrial professionals such as Aairpurification can provide expert services for your industrial mist collector needs.