We have learned to associate health hazards with the dreary smoke we see coming out of smokestacks as we pass by factory after factory. We often watch documentaries and movies about polluted towns and sick households with investigators on the hunt to identify and reduce emissions at their source. Due to these outcries in common cinema and sadly from some close to home stories, we realize that working in an industrial setting has a variety of hazards that come with the territory.
What is the cost of not taking these matters seriously? For starters, workers can be injured by machines, chemicals, or other substances such as oil mist. There are numerous health impacts that these pollutants can have on people. These can include acne, allergic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis. When the substance gets into a person’s lungs, it can cause bronchitis, rhinitis, asthma, pneumonia, and potentially lung cancer. Health and safety are being taken very seriously by companies around the world.
What is Oil Mist?
The modern world consists of manufacturers of instruments, automotive, power train parts such as engines and transmission. It’s very likely that if you work or live near a manufacturing facility it will contain equipment such as machines for welding, grinding, cutting and milling. For industries that fry food, such as potato chips, the oils that are used in this process can evaporate and turn into droplets that float on the air. When plastic products are manufactured, a variety of different additives are used that can vaporize and then condense as they cool in the air. These types of operations emit oil mist in the form of aerosols and smoke to the surrounding air.
Pollution abatement is a multibillion-dollar industry. Companies spend millions of dollars annually in the installations of scrubber systems and mist eliminators to accomplish safe operating conditions.
Working with a reputable company to properly design and install oil mist eliminators will reduce the number of pollutants that make it into the air and will keep employees and residents safe.
Oil mist eliminators will assist with safe operating conditions and can increase optimal performance, curb down time as well as reduce corrosion and waste. In the long run, oil mist eliminators can save your company lots of cost in the long run.
Oil mist eliminators are essential to industries that have this type of oil mist pollutants in their shops or warehouses. Your employees are your most valuable asset, and it’s important that they have a safe environment to work in.
Kimre B-GON® Mist Eliminators and Fiber Bed Filters provide an effective control solution to eliminate stack opacity and oil droplets from gathering on rooftops and surrounding areas. Kimre can design, manufacture and install oil mist eliminators whether it be a new or existing system. We look forward to assessing you mist elimination needs.