Remedy The Hazards of Detonation Spraying

Jan 25, 2016

Protect your employees from the hazards of thermal spraying!

Thermal spraying is a coating process that combines a heat source and a coating material in powder or wire form, melts it, and sprays onto surfaces at a high velocity. There are many variations of thermal spraying such as:

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  • Plasma Spraying
  • Twin Wire Arc Spraying
  • High Velocity Oxy-fuel Coating Spraying (HVOF)
  • Warm Spraying
  • Cold Spraying
  • Flame Spraying

Thermal spraying provides wear resistant coatings to protect from erosion and abrasion, and provides different degrees of electrical conductivity. Thermal Spraying has been utilized by many industries such as: Transportation, steel mills, medical, military, computers, aerospace, and many more.

The benefits of thermal spraying are abundant, but execution of the process presents many hazards. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. says that thermal spraying creates toxic dust and fumes due to the atomization of molten metals, posing a dangerous environment for operators carrying out the process.   The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has acknowledged the dangers of explosive gas and carcinogenic fumes from detonation spraying, and recommend implementing their safety standards.  Implementation of a high quality dust and fume collection system and proper ventilation can provide a solution to this hazardous situation.

Solutions For Detonation Spraying Hazards

What can Imperial Systems offer the thermal spraying industry to improve the safety and security of their thermal spraying operators?

Imperial Systems is among the top dust collection equipment manufacturing businesses in North America.  The high quality and efficiency of our CMAXX™ Dust Collection System is how we provide those in the thermal spraying industry with the safety and security they desire.

Our CMAXX™ Dust Collection Systems are  designed with revolutionary PD Technology for maximum cleaning performance and has 10% more filter media than other same-sized vertical cartridge collectors, neutralizing and keeping the air clean while you work. The CMAXX dust collector system also allows for 20% more area around the cartridge filters which causes the dust to fall into the hopper before attaching to the filters. Our CMAXX™ dust collector offers these other features:

  • Vertical Cartridge Design for a longer filter life
  • Internal Velocities are 20% Lower – Best in Class
  • Increased Cleaning power with an energy efficient and High-Performance Manifold Mounted Pulse Valves
  • Fewer Internal Ledges for Material to Build Up
  • Slanted Inlet Design that prevents water build up on the top of the 90° inlet
  • Up to 40% More Cleaning Power – Up to Twice the Filter Life
  • 15 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Combine our quality CMAXX™ dust collector system with our DeltaMAXX™ Replacement Cartridge Filters and you have the solutions to those safety hazard problems.  Our DeltaMAXX™ Replacement Cartridge filters have nanofiber technology that stops submicron particles from embedding into the media, has the highest quality pleated media at a 99.9% efficiency, and are able to reduce the operational cost of your dust collector system with less pulse cleaning.

For more information on our CMAXX™ Dust Collector System and our DeltaMAXX™ Replacement Cartridge Filters contact Imperial Systems today!