A major manufacturer of component parts for the automotive industry was looking for a solution to their oil mist concerns in their Tennessee production facility. The requirement was for a high-volume, high-efficiency, long-life filtering unit to replace some older traditional style filtration units. The older units were leaking oil and used expensive HEPA filters that require frequently maintenance in order to meet the firm’s strict emissions standards. Their process required capturing 4800 CFM from 12 CNC lathes in a tight footprint to save precious manufacturing space.
Working with our partners at Micro Air, we determined that the best solution to meet the customer’s requirements would be a Dual MM2400 MISTMAX oil mist collector. With its high efficiencies and expected 2000-4000 hour filter life without requiring a HEPA, the unit fit the bill. In addition to the filtration unit, we recommended Micro Air’s Intelli-Touch control panel, which automatically varies the frequency of the motor/blower on the system. By using only as much brake horsepower as is required based on changing loading conditions, this control panel saves 20-30% of the electricity costs associated with running the system. It also ensures the system is running at ideal “design conditions” 100% of the time, thereby maximizing filter life.
The system effectively removes over 99.98% of the mist-laden pollutants brought into the mist collector, and helps our customer maintain low operating costs while meeting the most stringent air quality standards today and into the future. The Intelli-Touch control panel further reduces electrical demand by as much as 30% through variable frequency drive systems and automatically controls operating conditions in the mist collector. This helps maintain ideal operating conditions for maximum efficiency and extends filter life by as much as 40-50% compared to traditional operating systems.