Battery Manufacturing Dust Collection
Battery manufacturing demands extremely efficient and reliable dust collection. Because of the presence of lead and other dangerous materials, the battery manufacturing process creates health and environmental hazards. The CMAXX dust and fume collector, with DeltaMAXX nanofiber filters, helps lead acid battery manufacturers meet OSHA and EPA standards.
Steps in the lead acid battery process that can release lead include:
- Welding or tacking lead bars
- Transport of lead plates
- Handling plates during the drying oven process
- Lead scraps from plate manufacture
- Dross forming on top of lead pots
- Battery repair and reclaim
Other hazards in battery manufacturing may include exposure to arsenic, cadmium, and other dangerous materials. Dust and fume collection for the battery production industry must be very efficient. A failure in cheaply made equipment could put lives in danger.
Because lead exposure causes so much harm, dust and fume collection systems for lead acid batteries often have HEPA after-filters. These ultra-efficient filters serve as a backup to catch any lead dust that might get past the primary filters.
Fine lead dust can be combustible under the right circumstances, so appropriate fire prevention and explosion venting may be required for your system. Whether air is vented outside or returned to the plant, efficient DeltaMAXX filters with recommended HEPA after-filters will keep lead dust within safe limits.
Because lead acid battery manufacturing involves so much lead, OSHA regulates and monitors these facilities. Imperial Systems has experience with helping battery manufacturing companies stay compliant with regulations. Please see our case studies for examples of our work in this industry.