Turn-Key Pollution Control Equipment and Solutions
Industrial air pollution control equipment varies widely in size and type. The United States industrial era precipitated the need for air cleaning equipment to protect the air integrity of both indoor and outdoor air quality.
Clean air is important for workers confined to production equipment or an indoor or outdoor confined space. The average person has a lung surface area of about 1600 square feet. This lung area is the pathway between the air we breathe and the oxygen we need for survival.
In a polluted environment, lung capacity is reduced causing problems for the longevity of the worker. One tragic lesson since the industrial revolution was the seemingly innocuous production and handling of asbestos products.
It is proven over and over that many man-made and natural products are hazardous to one’s health.
What exactly do pollutants do and why are they regulated?
Pollution from industrial manufacturing operations is produced in many forms. Pollutants are usually byproducts that emanate from the production of goods manufactured in one-man workshops to manufacturing production lines where tens of thousands of workers produce electronic consumer goods such as your cell phones. Pollution is not restricted to indoor operations nor is it restricted to the air.
In the USA, indoor air pollution is regulated by OSHA. Outdoor air pollution is regulated by state and local jurisdictions as well as the US EPA.
Industrial pollution is typically concentrated within a structure or confined space such as a mining operation.
Industrial air pollution control equipment consists of dust collection equipment or dust collectors both portable and centralized. Dry type dust collectors come in cartridge style and bag or fabric style collectors and cyclones. Other types of air pollution control devices are wet scrubbers and industrial central vacuum systems.
Pollution control devices are classified in two categories; high volume low pressure and low volume high pressure systems. There is a difference. It is imperative that the correct equipment be selected for each specific operation.
A specific operation is referred to as cutting, sanding, barrel filling and numerous other operations classified by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. See www.acgih.org for more information.
The industrial pollution control equipment engineer or system designer is tasked with selecting the correct filtration equipment, air mover, hood type, duct type, duct size, controls, instrumentation and installation techniques. In other words, there are many facets to consider when choosing industrial pollution control equipment.
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