Clean air systems are designed to improve air quality and keep your working environment safer. Unfortunately, this is only the case when you are choosing the right type of unit. Here are just a handful of the factors you want to consider when selecting a clean air system.
Clean air systems come in a variety of different operating styles. In terms of noise, some operating systems are considerably louder than others. In some environments, this isn't a problem. However, if you're adding the air system to a space that is already filled with other loud machinery or the system will be installed near a quitter space in the facility, such as near an office or break room, too much noise can be an issue.
If you're concerned about sound, you probably want to stay clear of electrostatic systems. As particles pass through these systems, static electricity is used to charge or dissipate them from the air. As a result of this process, these types of units generally produce very loud popping and snapping sounds during operation. If there is a high-level of debris passing through, these sounds can occur often.
It's also a good idea to consider the filter specifications of the clean air system. There are a number of options available, but fabric and cartridge filters are two of the more common options. The type of filter you select should be heavily dependent on the type of particles you are trying to eliminate from the air. For example, in a high dust producing environment, a fabric filter is likely the better option because this filter type is designed to trap very small particles.
Next, consider an environment where sanding and grinding particles are produced. It would seem that a fabric filter would be an excellent option because of the size of these particles. However, this is not the case. The reason for this is that the abrasive texture of these elements can actually damage the fabric on a fabric filter. For abrasive elements like particles from sanding and grinding, cartridge filters are better. These heavy-duty dust collectors are designed to be more durable and eliminate the risk of damage.
A clean air system is a significant investment. An investment that you want to get the most use out of. Make sure you are choosing a clean air system that will allow you to get the most use out of your unit.