Manufacturer Rises Above the Dust

Few parts matter more than those designed and manufactured for the aerospace industry. Structural components, like parts for the landing gears, use titanium alloys. Titanium alloys are not only lightweight but also are corrosion resistant and are tough enough to withstand extreme temperatures.

Explosion and fire hazards may be present when dust or particulates are dispersed in the air or come in contact with other elements. Dust has the potential to accumulate and settle on the floor, ledges, or even equipment, causing unknown hazards to workers. Dust clouds, even minor ones, may be explosive.

A manufacturer of work benches, where titanium aeroengine parts are machined and dressed, wanted to provide better filtration in their facility. AAF® recommended the RotoClone® N due to its high efficiency, low maintenance costs, and low water usage. This wet dust collector has the ability to handle hot, moist gas streams and explosive dusts with no moving parts.


The customer wanted to provide better filtration from the work benches where titanium aeroengine parts are machined and dressed. The biggest issues were dust particulates gathering in the air and forming clouds, creating the potential risk of an explosion.


The RotoClone® N has the ability to handle hot, moist gas streams and explosive dusts with no moving parts. It is designed for continuous operation with minimum service. AAF® supplied three RotoClone® N units with customized design features specific to the customer’s operation. These features included oversized drains, hydrogen vents, exhausts fans, and angled fillet
plates welded into the base.


Once installed, the RotoClone® N units successfully provided the exhaust ventilation needed. The oversized drains reduced the time necessary to drain the unit, while the specialized angled plates at the base made the removal of the periodic residual material much easier.Overall, maintenance time was reduced and the customer was satisfied with the collection efficiencies of their new units.