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Clean Air America Inc.
Clean Air America designs and manufactures turnkey systems for a variety of applications including welding grinding plasma cutting and more

Air Filtration Captures Oil Mist

Sept. 4, 2012
Fiber-bed technology allows oil mist to condense, form micro-droplets Variable-frequency drive measures air speed through the filters

CLEAN AIR AMERICA, INC. introduced two ScandMist air-filtration systems that capture and remove oil mist from manufacturing plants. The Clean Air ScandMist 70D and 100D are compact, but powerful, and efficient oil mist filtration solutions for any size operation, keeping the air clean in any type of industrial environment.

“Oil mist generated by various industrial processes and machinery can make floors dangerously slippery, is not good to breathe, and can collect on machinery, damaging it,” stated Jorgen Brahm, vice president of Clean Air America.  “Our new Clean Air America ScandMist devices are small enough to fit anywhere and use a true air-cleaning methodology that doesn’t require ventilation to the outside. Customers can ‘green’ their industrial environment with cleaner air, recycled oil, lower energy requirements, and long-lasting filters.”

The new Clean Air ScandMist systems feature fiber-bed technology that allows oil mist to condense on the filter fibers where it collects to form micro-droplets that when large enough, drip off the filter and drain into the reservoir for future collection of oil. The filters remain unclogged, giving them an extremely long life. An optional variable-frequency drive measures the air speed through the filters, keeping the air speed at peak efficiency for maximum air cleaning with minimum power consumption. An integrated silencer and built in acoustical lining keep the system quiet. Removable filter doors with lift off hinges make changing filters extremely easy and quick.

An optional third filtration stage incorporates a HEPA filter that cleans the air beyond OSHA standards, with 99.95% efficiency at 0.3 microns. The Clean Air ScandMist 70D measures 46”H x 19 in. D x 27 in. W, weighs 192 lbs, and performs at 400 ft3/min (CFM). The Clean Air ScandMist 100D is the same width and slightly deeper, measures 72 in. H, weighs 450 lbs, and has a 600 CFM performance level.

The Clean Air ScandMist 100D optionally features the Clean Air Economizer, an automatic starting and shut down capability that reduces power consumption. A return pumping system is available for automatic lubricant recycling, which not only is good for the environment, but the oil can be re-used, saving money. 


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Robert Brooks has been a business-to-business reporter, writer, editor, and columnist for more than 20 years, specializing in the primary metal and basic manufacturing industries. His work has covered a wide range of topics, including process technology, resource development, material selection, product design, workforce development, and industrial market strategies, among others. Currently, he specializes in subjects related to metal component and product design, development, and manufacturing — including castings, forgings, machined parts, and fabrications.

Brooks is a graduate of Kenyon College (B.A. English, Political Science) and Emory University (M.A. English.)