OptiFlo® Compact Dust Collector
A Plug & Play compact equipment with a reduced footprint, longer lifecycle, and easy operation
While this process creates a high quality, durable finish, powder coating can be hazardous due to the highly explosive dust generated. Recovering it is not only important for keeping a clean and safe working environment but also to ensuring cost savings.
A critical point for ensuring a clean and safe indoor atmosphere is to consider the combustibility of the dust generated. Because it is very explosive, some powder coating booths even have a spark detector with a fire extinguisher. But regardless of this prevention system, ATEX certified dust collectors with deflagration risk prevention systems such as relief valves or explosion panels are required.
Apart from the dust collector, the filtration media itself plays a key role in efficient dust removal. Common media filtration such as polyester will not be efficient enough to remove the fine dust particles generated in this application. Nanofibre media is necessary to ensure a proper particle removal.
Additionally, considering that the powder coating process consists of applying an electrostatic charge to the surface being treated, the dust generated will be electrified too, and therefore the cartridges used need to be earthed to remove this electrical charge and avoid a potential explosion.
Dust collection in a powder coating application also has an operational and cost related goal, as the product captured from the atmosphere can be reused, resulting in cost savings.
AAF’s wide range of products have been designed to meet the needs of metalworking surface treatment applications. With different filtration technologies, several final configurations available, a compact size to minimise the footprint, and a simplified maintenance operation, they ensure the safety required when handling the dust and fumes generated from metals treatment.
These standardised solutions and our custom services provide the perfect bundle for thermal cutting machinery Original Equipment Manufacturers, creating a plug & play solution that simplifies the end user’s commission and start-up.Learn more