improving air quality in metal processing plants
Welding is a widely used fabrication process in metalworking, but it is also associated with the generation of harmful welding fumes. These emissions can have a significant impact on the environment and workers' health. These harmful emissions include gases such as nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide, as well as particles such as particulate matter and heavy metals. These substances cannot only affect the air quality in the production hall, but also pose serious risks to the operator´s health.
The company operates a production line including welding robots which are used to produce components for conveyor technology. The customer reached out to Camfil because they were not satisfied with the performance of their existing extraction systems. Until now, the extraction of the harmful oily welding fumes was carried out by a competitor's system, including a precoating device.
Several factors were decisive for the customer to choose the Camfil solution. Due to the modular design and small footprint of the Gold Series X-Flo dust collection system, the customer did not lose any valuable space on the shop floor. The filter cartridges with Dura-Pleat filter media provide oleophobic properties which guarantee a significantly longer service life and the previously necessary precoating equipment became superfluous.
The customer was also impressed by the low sound pressure level of the extraction system (<70 dB(A)), which is mainly achieved by various silencers and extremely quiet fans. The turnkey solution also included an integrated fire protection system, a control system carried out according to the customer's factory standards, the construction of the ductwork, and the installation and commissioning of the entire extraction system.