Minimize The Risk of Thermal Spraying

May 4, 2016

The metalworking industry is compromised many different aspects of metal fabrication encompassing welding, thermal spraying, sanding and shot blasting, and plasma cutting. Thermal spraying is is used for repairing damaged surfaces, temperature/oxidation protection, corrosion protection, crankshaft reconditioning and conditioning, and altering thermal conductivity. The process of thermal spraying  comes in many applications from cold spraying, plasma spraying, wide arc spraying, high velocity oxygen fuel spraying, and warm spraying. While there may be variations in the applications of thermal spraying they all have similar risks.

High-Velocity-Oxy-Fuel-SprayingBecause the process of thermal spraying involves the atomization of molten metals, this produces large amounts of combustible dust and toxic fumes according to the publication of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. Other dangers involved with warm spraying are the fine metal particles that are possibly pyrophoric and can be very harmful when accumulated in the body, and the constant inhalation of highly toxic metal dust particles. The constant exposure to these fumes and vapors can produce serious respiratory diseases such as a coughs, pulmonary edema, asthma, or contact dermatitis. Some metals that are used such as nickel, chromium, or cobalt are considered to be potentially carcinogenic to humans.

In order to avoid or limit any of these hazards, there are certains standards and guidelines set  by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Safety being the priority, OSHA suggests your metalworking facility be fitted with the appropriate dust and fume extraction system to avoid any explosions and reduce metal fabricators exposure to metal air pollutants.

The Solution to Thermal Spraying Hazards

Imperial Systems CMAXX™ Dust Collector System can provide your metalworking facility with the protection it needs because our dust collector systems are designed for our DeltaMAXX™ Replacement Cartridge Filters. Our DeltaMAXX™  Replacement Cartridge Filters have the longest filter lifer, provide you with a greater cost in savings, and the cleanest air for your facility.  Here are more outstanding features the CMAXX™ Dust Collector System can provide for your metal facility:

  • Vertical cartridge design for a longer filter life.
  • 100% Total pulse distribution.
  • Best in class internal velocities.
  • Increased cleaning power with an energy efficient and high-performance manifold mounted pulse valves.
  • 15 Year manufacturer warranty
  • 10% More filter media than other same-sized vertical cartridge collectors.

At Imperial Systems, we know the hazards that metalworkers face each day, and we continue to go above and beyond the standards set by OSHA and the NFPA.  

Contact us today, and let us help you get fitted with the CMAXX™ Dust Collector System to combat the hazards of thermal spraying.