Introducing Next Generation Air Filtration Solutions That Protect Workers & The Environment
“Green” Technology Returns Cleaned Air to Production; Collects Oil for Re-Use; High Energy Cost Savings
August 1, 2011 – Atlanta, GA Clean Air America, Inc., innovator in air filtration products that protect workers and the environment, announces a revolutionary new generation of industrial air cleaners, the Clean Air Zero Mist™. The Zero Mist™ separates oil and emulsion mist and fumes created by modern machine tools and returns cleaned air directly to the production area.
Various manufacturing operations, especially metal-cutting machining, a comprehensive term for turning, milling, grinding and boring, etc., generate oil mist and oil smoke that is hazardous to the work environment as well as the workers,” said Jorgen Brahm, senior vice-president, Clean Air America. “Current filtration products can’t keep up with the production demands of machines operating in a manufacturing environment. That’s why we developed the Zero Mist™ oil mist collectors.”
Clean Air America licensed the Zero Mist™ oil mist elimination technologies from Vokes Air in Sweden. Mist, smoke and harmful particles such as bacteria, generated by metalworking machines, are extracted at the source and cleaned by a three stage filtration process. The system efficiently separates oil fumes, oil mist, oily dust, and emulsion mist utilizing proprietary filters.
Cleaned air is then returned directly to the workshop and exceeds international health and safety standards for maximum exposure limits to metalworking fluids, including standards by OSHA, NIOSH and HSE, etc.
Zero Mist™ utilizes Fiber Bed Principle filters that can operate continuously in the most extreme operating conditions. Other features include :
- Connection capability to several machine tools
- Simple and low cost to install
- Cleaned air can be returned directly to production area
- Eliminates coolant mist (neat oil or emulsion)
- Removes harmful particles including bacteria
- No maintenance required – just read gauges
- Main filter life can exceed 2 years; no filter cleaning required
- Speeds up production process
- Simple & low cost to install
- Reduces power consumption
The Zero Mist™ comes in a variety of models ranging from 400 – 50,000 CFM. In addition to these models, Clean Air also provides fully designed, turnkey oil mist removal systems tailored for each facility.
Clean Air focuses on delivering “green,” low cost, highly efficient solutions. Not only does Zero Mist™ remove oil from the air, it allows you to collect the oil and re-use it within your operations, ” added Jorgen Brahm. “This saves the environment by keeping the oil out of landfills, lowers energy usage, and reduces costs.”