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Positioning Of The Source Capture Hood During Welding

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For welding, AQE recommends utilizing a source capture hood as the primary means of capturing smoke, fumes and VOC’s. For many manual welding jobs, the welder will be welding on parts that are positioned or clamped on a table. In addition, there may be a custom fixture in use to assure repeatability. For larger weldments, the welder will be welding directly on a part that is “free-standing”. In either scenario, the positioning of the source…

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AQE To Showcase Products At 2019 AHR Expo

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Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is a longstanding exhibitor at AHR. Featured products for the AHR Expo 2019 are our AUTOCLEAN® and F72 series air cleaners for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust applications. Air Quality Engineering, Inc. offers the self-washing AUTOCLEAN® and the manual-wash F72 in-duct electrostatic air cleaners for commercial kitchen or restaurant exhausts. Both units are electronic air cleaners that utilize dual-stage electronic precipitators to remove airborne particles such as cooking smoke, grease, tobacco smoke, dust, soot,…

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MERV Rating

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One common term used when discussing air filtration is the MERV rating. Take a moment to understand what MERV ratings are, and how they applied to your application. Before delving in, it helps to know that  MERV is an acronym for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and it is a standard scale used to rate the effectiveness of air filters in terms of filtering particulate from the air. MERV Scale The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration…

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AQE To Showcase Products At IMTS 2018

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Conducting business in this digital age offers many advantages and conveniences, including instant communication and efficient electronic transactions. What often gets lost, however, is the human connection. It remains true that people buy from people and with that in mind, Air Quality Engineering, Inc.’s theme for the 2018 IMTS Show is “AQE: Person to Person.” Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is a longstanding exhibitor at IMTS, which brings together more than 115,000 industry professionals. This year,…

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Mechanisms Of Filtration

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Need a brief overview of the basic five air filtration mechanisms that are used to remove particulates from the air? Then this is for you. This particular overview is tailored to mechanisms utilized on systems manufactured by Air Quality Engineering. Each air filtration mechanism, including straining, interception, diffusion, inertial impaction and electrostatic attraction, is employed to capture specific range of sizes of the particulate being filtered. The straining, interception, diffusion, and inertial impaction mechanisms rely…

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Breathe Purer Air In Industrial Environments

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Do you want to breathe pure air? Or give your employees cleaner air to breathe while working? Of course you do. One of the unfortunate truths about today’s world is that the air we breathe is not pure. It contains many contaminants, pollutants and irritants. Most of the time we don’t notice they are there. It’s nice to breathe freely, but it can also offer a false sense of comfort in thinking that the air…

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Carbon Air Filtration

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There are times when one’s air cleaning process may require the use of a carbon post filter. Let’s get a brief overview of carbon, how it works, and when you should consider using it. What is Carbon and Carbon Filtration? Carbon (sometimes referred to as activated charcoal) is typically used to address Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOC’s. VOC’s include odors and other gaseous pollutants. There is also impregnated carbon that is used to increase the…

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Troubleshooting An Electrostatic Cell

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If you know what to look for when troubleshooting an electrostatic cell it is a fairly easy process. I will go over the general troubleshooting of an electrostatic cell in this blog, and this covers all electrostatic cells we sell. If your electrostatic cell has not been cleaned for a while, it is important that the electrostatic cell is thoroughly cleaned before troubleshooting. You can find additional information on cleaning an electrostatic cell here. Notice:…

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Isolation, Source, And Ambient Capture

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A common question comes up very frequently, and that is “how do you determine if you should do source capture or ambient capture?” Well, the simple answer is you should do source capture; however it is not always convenient or possible to do source capture. What I am going to talk about is the pros and cons of doing isolation, source, and ambient capture. Yes, I just threw isolation capture in there. A lot of…

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Kitchen Exhaust PCU Efficiency

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When sizing a kitchen exhaust pollution control unit, we typically recommend about 2,000 CFM per full size industrial electrostatic cell. Then to achieve higher airflows, we will add more cells in various configurations to maintain 2,000 CFM or less per cell. If you look at the single cell efficiencies graph below, you can see efficiencies graphed for several airflows. If a higher efficiency is required, we will recommend a lower CFM per electrostatic cell to…

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