Dust, fume and mist extraction
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dust, fume and mist extraction solutions for industrial applications

Almost all industrial manufacturing processes generate emissions in form of dust, fume, smoke or mist. These emissions need to be captured from the process before they are released into the ambient air and spread to the workspace. Using a well-balanced extraction system provides the needed protection for employees, combined with an efficient filtration equipment that will yield low energy consumption and supports preservation of the environment.

At Camfil, we realise each industry has to deal with its own unique set of challenges and concerns when it comes down to protect operators, processes and the environment from harmful emissions. Industrial manufacturers have to address issues such as workplace exposure limits, combustion and explosion, cross-contamination or local legislation around health, safety and environment. For more industry-specific information about what you have to consider when determining an extraction solution for your process, please click on one of the industry pages below.

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Filter elements for industrial extraction systems

Filter elements are the integral component of any dust collector or mist separator and affect the separation efficiency as well as the energy efficiency of the entire extraction system. Camfil´s high-quality filter elements are available with different filter media, each providing special properties to ensure best filtration performance on various applications and emissions as well as an optimised filter life.

Also available: retrofit filters in different length, diameters and with different flanges to perfectly fit into the most common industrial dry dust and fume extraction systems on the market.

Consultation is a matter of trust

We would be glad to get to know you personally in an initial consultation or at an on-site appointment to learn more about your specific manufacturing processes, the emissions to be extracted and the installation environment in your facility. Based on this information, we will provide you with a non-binding tailor-made offer for one of our extraction systems that meets the requirements of the respective application. Ask us!

filtration technologies Camfil offers

Dry filtration solutions are used in different industries such as metalworking, food and beverage or pharma and perform on a wide variety of challenging industrial applications, handling harmful, combustible dust and fumes including fine, fibrous, abrasive or heavy dust loads.

The so called dust and fume collectors are cleanable filtration solutions which are mostly used when the concentration of the air pollution in a facility is at or above 0.05 mg/m³ and a stationary filter leads to short filter life.

Dry dust and fume collectors utilise filter elements to separate airborne particles from the airstream. The filters get cleaned by a pulse of compressed air and the particles are discharged to a collection bin.

Camfil´s dust and fume extraction systems provide a near-limitless variety of configurations and airflow capabilities which is why the units are easily adaptable to specific work environments and spatial conditions. For example, the dust collectors can be tailored with optional explosion protection or containment systems in order to provide the necessary required safety. 

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Wet filtration is mostly used on industrial processes which release dust and other particles that are difficult or impossible to handle with dry filtration solutions like explosive, combustible, sticky or fibrous dusts.

While dry dust and fume collectors are equipped with filter elements to collect particles from the airflow, wet filtration systems use water as filter media. The functional principle of the so called wet scrubbers make use of the principle of mass inertia, through which the particle-laden process exhaust air is integrated into fine water droplets, thereby increasing the mass of the particles and thus safely separated. Afterwards the cleaned air can be returned back into the production or out of the facility. The collected waste water and the filtered solid substances have to be divided and disposed of correctly via appropriate waste streams. 

Wet scrubbers can be classified according to design features or method of liquid feed. The selection of the scrubber type is application-specific and depends on the required air volume, the pollutants to be separated, the particle size and the dust load in the process exhaust air.

Camfil offers Venturi and Vortex wet scrubbers. Whereas Venturi scrubbers are the best solution to handle fine particles with high dust loads, Vortex scrubbers are used to remove coarse particles with light to medium dust loads from exhaust gas streams. 

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Depending on the application and the processed material, machine tools use different liquids as emulsion, oil or MQL for cooling the tools within the machine, to clean the workpiece during the processing procedure or for chip disposal. As those metalworking fluids are injected with high pressure together with the speed of the tools, the fluids vaporise and create coolant mist inside the working area of the machines. 

Before opening the doors for changing tools or workpieces, the coolant mist has to be extracted from the working area of the machine. This is mandatory to protect the workers occupational health, to eliminate safety risks and to control the indoor air quality.

Machining mist collectors can be used as centralised or decentralised extraction solutions or for direct machine tool integration. Due to the latest filter technologies, Camfil´s industrial mist collectors combine the advantages of filtering separators and coalescence separators and provide best filtration efficiencies together with low energy consumption and long filter lifetimes. 

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optimise the performance of your dust collector with replacement filters from camfil

Created Wednesday 23 August 2023

Did you know Camfil have a full range of retrofit filters that can be utilised in all the most common brands on the market. Camfil filters are not just designed to work but to optimise your dust extraction systems performance

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Improving air quality inside and around manufacturing facilities

Created Tuesday 6 February 2024

Processes in manufacturing facilities often generate dust and fumes which for example can pose health risks for your operators or compromise the quality and safety of your products. Determining the right capture and filtration solution helps to protect against the main risks of uncontrolled emissions and thus to create safe work environments.

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Efficient Extraction Of Oily Welding Fumes

Created Wednesday 29 November 2023

Austrian metalworking company turned to Camfil because they were not satisfied with the performance of their existing extraction system. Camfil´s Gold Series X-Flo dust & fume collector equipped with Dura-Pleat filter cartridges now provides a highly reliable solution for their 24/7 operation while reducing costs for filter replacement and maintenance.

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Created Thursday 24 August 2023

Dust collectors are necessary safety systems in many manufacturing and processing plants, thus as in the food processing industry. But if they are not designed, installed and maintained properly, these systems themselves can cause serious problems. In this eBook we highlight 10 ways how to make sure your dust collection system is up to the tasks of keeping workers safe, maximising production uptime and meeting regulatory compliance.

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dust collector Total Cost of Ownership

Created Wednesday 23 August 2023

When purchasing dust collection systems and filter cartridges, the initial purchase price is just the tip of the iceberg. The true costs – energy, consumables and operations – are lurking below the surface. The good news is that there are ways to reduce these costs over the long term.

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dust & fume extraction from laser and plasma cutting applications

Created Wednesday 23 August 2023

Laser cutting, plasma cutting and oxy-fuel cutting are different machining processes used in the metal producing and metalworking industries, using energy in various forms to cut virtually any shape from iron and nonferrous materials out of sheets or large slabs. During the processes, the materials heat up, melt and cause harmful emissions. If not controlled properly, this airborne dust and fumes pose health risks for operators and cause damage to machinery.

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Mitigate combustion risks & protect from dust explosions

Created Wednesday 23 August 2023

Almost all industrial manufacturing, processing or packaging applications generate dust as a side effect. Many of these dusts are both combustible as well as explosive, and removing them from the work place can significantly reduce the risk of serious accidents. It is estimated that there are approximately 2,000 dust explosions in Europe annually. Most of these are minor but some are very destructive. So by extracting the dust, the risk in the production is reduced, but unless the extraction system is safe the risk is just moved.

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hemipleat filters capture & release more pollutants when pulse-cleaned

Created Wednesday 23 August 2023

HemiPleat is, in short, the uniquely, patented media pleating technology Camfil use to create highly efficient filter cartridges that outlast and outperform competitors alternatives.

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selecting the right filter media for your industrial applications

Created Wednesday 23 August 2023

Dust collection systems are an important part of any manufacturing process, so they need to be sized and designed properly. One critical design component is specifying the proper filtration media, which requires analysis of the dust in the process and all operating conditions.

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Food Ingredients and Dust

Created Tuesday 16 February 2021

Food Ingredients and Dust

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Protection Against Pharmaceutical Processes That Produce Dust & Potent Compounds 

Created Wednesday 27 January 2021

Protection Against Pharmaceutical Processes That Produce Dust & Potent Compounds 

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Camtain® Contains Explosive Pharma Dust

Created Friday 16 November 2018

Case Study: Camtain Contains Explosive Pharma Dust. A multinational pharmaceutical company needed a dust extraction system for their new tableting suite in Spain. The suite comprised of six rooms, each with its own tablet machine that created explosive dusts.

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