The Applications of Air Filtration in the Aerospace Industry
The aerospace industry presents cutting edge technology that moves us around the world. With applications in defense, business, and space exploration, this industry is as versatile as it is important. With that being said, the complexity of instruments that go into the manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft cannot be underestimated.
For the production floor, every single component that is constructed for the aircraft requires careful vigilance when it comes not only to maintaining the integrity of the products on assembly, but also the safety of the workers on the assembly line. The production of different components that are used in the aerospace industry will often produce toxic chemicals and dust that must be monitored to remain at safe levels and reduce risk of damage to both people and products.
The Risks of Dust
The production line in the aerospace industry requires all sorts of grinding and sanding to ensure that every surface is as smooth as possible to keep it from being compromised in flight. That being said, there are many risks that free floating dust can present to components and workers.
A few problems that can arise are:
- Lung and tissue damage from inhaling and exposure
- Damage to electronic components
- Fire and explosion risks from free-floating particles
These risks can cause all sorts of problems further down the line, some of which are absolutely life threatening and must be addressed to ensure the integrity of production and worker safety.
Air Filtration for Dust and Fumes
As a result of these obvious risks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, has enacted specific safety standards to give a baseline and minimize the risk of any potentially dangerous accidents as a result of dust and fumes.
Air Purification Inc. has all the equipment necessary to meet those standards by providing filters that can be used to help purify the air from dangerous elements that could otherwise cause damage to life and property.
- Bag Filtration Systems
These collect dust particles and filter them out of the air. These can be used for processing involving welding, fiberglass, plastics and other areas that create dust particulates.
- Cartridge Filtration
Unlike the most permanent bag filtration systems, cartridge filtration is used to collect dust particulates that come off more immediately, such as from sanding and grinding. These collect the dust as it enters the air, rather than working on purification altogether.
These two options for filtration systems can ensure safety on the production line for all aerospace application. In the future, with these systems in place, you will save both time and money, and guarantee employees’ health.