Multi-stage filtration to meet lubricant oil mist exposure limits
- Published: April 8, 2018
The Handte Oil Expert from Camfil APC helps facility operators reduce exhaust emissions to meet the current OSHA 5.0 mg/m3 exposure limit for oil mist.
It also eliminates the ongoing housekeeping expenses required to remove oil from heating and cooling equipment, other machinery and workplace surfaces.
The Handte Oil Expert uses multi-stage filtration and high-efficiency CoaPack filters to remove 99.97% of oil mist contaminant particles as small as 0.3 microns. All air must pass through a three-stage filtration process and out of a HEPA filter before returning to the workplace.
Filter gauges with "Filter Full" indicators monitor all filter stages to ensure easy and effective maintenance. In addition, filter changes don't require specialized tools or knowledge, and the closed filter cassettes eliminate worker exposure to the dirty filter media.
"Maintaining a safe working environment for operators of machine tools and other processes exposed to these fine aerosol mists is both an OSHA requirement and a workplace obligation for plant owners," said Graeme Bell, vice president of Camfil APC Americas. "The Handte Oil Expert helps manufacturers achieve both of these goals."
The Handte Oil Expert is ideal for applications that use straight/neat oil including turning, drilling, grinding and pressing. Its modular design enables it to be customized to suit a facility's current needs and future expansion. It also comes with a guarantee that the weld seams and collector will not leak coolant or oil.