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Backdraft Bench For Welding Fumes

backdraft bench

We noted previously that the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommended a number of possible engineering control solutions for welding fume. In the ACGIH volume, “Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice for Design,” the ACGIH recommends ventilation controls for welding fume in the following order of preference: Enclosing hoods Vacuum nozzles (for MIG and FCAW) Fixed slot or plenum hood on a worktable Movable hood hanging freely Overhead canopy Dilution ventilation So…

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Discover the Benefits of Using Portable HEPA Air Cleaners in School Nurses' Offices

school nurse helping young student

Keeping our kids safe is a top priority, especially in higher-risk areas like school nurses’ offices. Although your nurse’s office space may be cleaned and disinfected frequently, it’s important to take precautions that will minimize the potential transmission of airborne viruses. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of portable air cleaners with HEPA filters, which are some of the products we offer at Air Quality Engineering. What Are…

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Cleaning An Electronic Air Cleaner Cell

electronic air cleaner cell inlet side

How do electronic air cleaners work? Two stage electrostatic precipitators are composed of two sections, a charging section and a collection section. The charging section uses ionizer wires to impart a positive charge to the incoming smoke, fume and dust particles. The charged particles are then drawn into a secondary electric field where they are collected on a series of metal plates. Then, the electrostatic precipitators re-circulate clean air into the general airstream. Over time, the collector section metal plates become…

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Success Story: How We Improved the Indoor Air Quality of a Customer’s Cigar Room

cigar room with quality air cleaner installed

Everyone deserves to breathe in clean, fresh air, and at Air Quality Engineering, we work hard to ensure that our customers receive the most cost-effective, high-quality air cleaners and filtration systems that will meet their specific needs. Whether you’re considering an air cleaner for your home, an office, a welding workspace, or even a medical setting, we offer products for every environment. But don’t just take our word for it. One of our customers, Mike…

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Why Air Filtration Units Are Essential for Shelters & Other Shared Spaces

beds lined up at a shelter

Homeless shelters, women’s shelters, auxiliary rooms at churches, and similar facilities provide an essential service by helping to protect some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community. As such, it’s important for these spaces to be comfortable, safe, and healthy, especially regarding to air quality. To mitigate airborne transmission of allergens, dust, viruses, and more in these high-risk areas, we offer HEPA air filtration units that will meet your indoor air quality needs. Take…

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AQE To Showcase Products At IMTS 2022

International Manufacturing Technology Show 2022 with details

Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is a longstanding exhibitor at IMTS, which brings together more than 100,000 industry professionals. This year, visitors to the AQE booth will have the opportunity to meet and greet the people involved in the daily activities of manufacturing and of selling our industrial air cleaning solutions. We want to have a conversation and answer your questions, person to person. Please visit Air Quality Engineering in booth #236349, 3rd Level, North Building…

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AQE’s New President, John Jacobs

John Jacobs, President

Air Quality Engineering, Inc. is happy to announce John Jacobs as our new President. Mr. Jacobs joins us with extensive executive and leadership experience. He absolutely shares our core values of respect, customer focus, integrity, teamwork and wisdom applied and employs these values every day in decision making. Mr. Jacobs drives accountability and strategic focus in a firm but respectful way. This allows us to serve our customers and distributors as best as possible, even…

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ISO 16890 And ASHRAE 52.2: How Each Measures Air Filter Effectiveness

illustration of air filters taking particulates out of air

If you are looking for an air cleaning unit for your environment, what measurement is there to determining how efficient any particular unit is, and what does that data mean? The two standards you will probably come across are ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2017 and ISO 16890. They are different in what they report, but they can be compared to help you understand how effective an air filtration unit is. Why we need air cleaners The American…

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How Auxiliary Air Filtration Can Assist In Upgrading Your Office Air Quality

office space with air filtered

There are a numerous sources of indoor air pollutants. These include materials such as office furnishings and office carpets, as well as building materials such as paints, lacquers and plastics which may emit volatile organic compounds or VOCs. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sources of VOCs may include cleaning supplies, waxes, pesticides, office furnishings, carpets, air fresheners, moth repellents and dry-cleaned clothing. On top of this, building HVAC systems are designed to…

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Manganese in Welding Fumes: The Adverse Health Effects & How to Reduce Them

proper positioning a welding hood

Welding is both a labor-intensive and dangerous profession, and the health and safety of welders is a top priority. Although exposure to extreme heat is a major concern, so is the manganese in welding fumes, which can cause serious health effects if proper control measures aren’t taken. Read more about manganese exposure in welding and how you can reduce the risks and help improve workplace safety. What Is Manganese, and How Does It Get in…

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