An oil mist collector is an air filter designed to trap harmful dust, coolant and oil smoke in a working environment, particularly those where metalworking fluids are used. These filters are essential for keeping employees safe from the dangerous effects of overexposure, including conjunctivitis and pulmonary conditions, while also protecting equipment and improving workspace performance.
A mist collector works by utilizing a series of stages to separate the particles from the surrounding air. The system begins with a pre-filter cartridge that consists of three filtering layers. This first stage removes solid particulates, entrains bulk liquids and agglomerates finer droplets into larger ones for easier filtering. This is followed by a stainless-steel woven mesh that adsorps the oil vapors and smoke. Once the particles are trapped, they are drained by gravity into a drainage point and discarded. Then, the cleaner air is returned into the workplace.
Oil mist collection systems are available in a variety of configurations and sizes, from localized units attached to individual machine tools to centralized systems. The style chosen depends largely on the type of byproduct and the loading requirements of the operation. Other factors to consider include power specifications, maintenance intervals and mounting options.
Mist collectors can be hung from the ceiling, mounted to a fume extractor stand or placed on a cart or table. They can also be built into a wall, in an existing ventilation duct or as a part of a fume hood.
Choosing the right mist collector for your application is critical, as it determines the efficiency of your workplace. Choosing the wrong model can result in costly maintenance and poor performance. An experienced industrial filtration expert can help you choose the best oil mist collector for your specific needs and work environment.
As airborne contaminants such as metal shavings and oil mist are released during the CNC machining process, they can be harmful to workers’ health and cause corrosion in machines. Additionally, these pollutants can contaminate surfaces and clog ventilation systems, leading to increased maintenance costs.
An oil mist collector provides a cost-effective solution by capturing these contaminants at their source, before they escape into the air. This protects workers from respiratory harm while reducing maintenance costs and ensuring that your production processes remain efficient.
As an industry leader in industrial filtration, Nederman offers a variety of solutions for collecting oil mist and other byproducts. Our mist collectors feature high-efficiency and long filter life technologies that help to improve your work environment and reduce operating expenses. For more information about how an oil mist collector can enhance your manufacturing operations, contact us today. We’ll be happy to discuss your unique application and recommend the right filtration solution.