Also known as thermal spraying, metalizing is a coating process that involves molten metals being sprayed onto a surface. The process results in smoke and fumes that are potentially dangerous, linked to respiratory, neurological and fertility problems. Finely dispersed airborne metallic dust can also be explosive when confined in an enclosed space.
Air Purification Inc. offers systems designed to ensure adequate collection of contaminants, preferably using local exhaust ventilation to remove contaminants from the air. Systems must be cleaned and serviced periodically to ensure optimal ventilation efficiency. Electrostatic precipitation or wet collection of overspray may be used to scrub the exhausted air stream. Emissions limits imposed by environmental agencies may influence the choice of technology used to capture and contain contaminants. HEPA filters may be required if working with relatively toxic materials.