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Risks Of Hexavalent Chromium Overexposure

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“Hot work,” such as welding and thermal cutting, performed on carbon or stainless steel, exposes workers to toxic and hazardous fumes. Last month, we spoke with Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) Mike Harris, PhD of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. about the dangers associated with manganese that welders face. We caught up with Harris again this month to learn about another major threat found in welding fumes: hexavalent chromium (CrVI). Read on to learn about the risks…

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The Health Hazards of Manganese on Welders

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“If you weld, your chances of being overexposed to manganese are just about 100 percent.” – Mike Harris, PhD, CIH Are you aware of the health hazards of manganese on welders? We spoke with Mike Harris of Hamlin & Harris, Inc. to find out just how toxic welding fumes can be. Harris is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) who teaches courses on welder health and safety for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). According to…

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MistBuster® Training Video

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The following video goes over the ins and outs of a MistBuster®, maintenance, and general troubleshooting. Video Transcript Hello this is Paul Stanton with Air Quality Engineering. I’m going to be going over the ins and outs of a MistBuster and basic troubleshooting. So first off let’s kind of go through the anatomy of MistBuster 850. You’ve got the front access panel, you have indicator lights here to show you the status of the power…

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MistBuster® Accessories

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The MistBuster® Series offers many solutions for the metalworking industry. Our industrial air cleaning systems capture harmful airborne machining application contaminants by using electrostatic precipitation and media filtration technologies. Machine shops, plants, and other facilities vary in size and available space for an air filtration system. That’s why we’ve designed several different mounting and ducting accessories for the MistBuster® product line. Read on to see the possibilities. Mounting Each mounting solution we provide offers unique…

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Air Quality Engineering Position Now Available


Are you looking for career opportunities? Good news—we’re hiring! Learn about our company and the job positions now available at Air Quality Engineering. Why Join the Air Quality Engineering Team? We’re one of the largest suppliers of air purifiers and cleaners in the United States, but that doesn’t stop us from delivering personalized service to every customer. We go the extra mile to provide honest answers, practical products, and custom-tailored solutions, aspiring to operational excellence…

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Review Of Summer 2019 At Air Quality Engineering

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We’ve had an eventful summer filled with delicious food and countless laughs. This year, we celebrated work anniversaries, a retirement, and Industrial Safety Month. We’ve outlined them all in our summer recap. 40 Year Anniversary At Air Quality Engineering, we recognize our employees’ hard work and dedication. Sandy Johnson, who works in our Industrial Wiring Department, has been with us for 40 years. We celebrated her service with refreshments, and our owner, Heidi Oas, attended…

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New & Improved Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Purification Systems

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Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is excited to announce the release of our new and improved commercial kitchen exhaust purification systems. Chief among the many improvements is the addition of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), which is standard on AUTOCLEAN® and available as an option on SMOKEMASTER® F72 models. We have also added an optional Human Machine Interface (HMI). The integration of these controllers has greatly simplified the installation and user experience. Below we will highlight…

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Why Machine-Tool Mist Should Matter

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There are a multitude of CNC machine tools on the market, and all of them have capabilities that would leave many an old-school machinist in total awe. Back in the 1980’s, I worked with some of the most skilled machinists that 3M had on staff. Their work was impeccable, but many parts took days or weeks to produce due to the many manual steps involved, from set-ups, tweaking, re-work, etc. Today’s high-speed CNC machines are…

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New Additions To Our Air Filtration Unit Lines

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MistBuster® and MX-Series Air Quality Engineering, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of products to filter machine-tool mist, smoke, dust and other airborne contaminants associated with machining operations. The MistBuster® product line provides source filtration, and the MX-Series provides centralized filtration. The photo on the left shows a MistBuster® 500, which provides variable airflow up to 500 CFM. On the right is an M466O unit, which provides airflow up to 8,000 CFM. Whether your need is…

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Kitchen Exhaust PCU/Exhaust Scrubber

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Kitchen Exhaust Scrubbers (or Pollution Control Units (PCUs)) are becoming more and more popular as urban areas continue to grow and mixed-use construction becomes increasingly more popular. But just what are these units and how do they work? There are several different technologies on the market for capturing the grease, smoke and odors from commercial kitchen exhaust, but let’s look at the two most popular technologies that are used today. Mechanical Media Filtration Mechanical Media…

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