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History of the XJ-2 HEPA Air Cleaner

How a unit originally intended to control spread of an ancient infection may now be used to combat the novel COVID-19 infection pandemic. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Quality Engineering has received urgent calls from hospitals all around the country for our medical-grade XJ-2 HEPA Air Cleaner. This system was developed to create negative pressure isolation rooms for the rising number of tuberculosis (TB) patients in the late ’80s and early ’90s. As…

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A Follow-Up from AQE President Jim Pinkowski Regarding COVID-19

A Message for Our Valued Customers: As we continue facing the challenges of COVID-19, I want to recognize the inspiring efforts of everyone at Air Quality Engineering, Inc. The innovation, adaptability, and commitment to providing clean air solutions that meet the customer needs and demands during this unprecedented time are nothing short of amazing. I couldn’t be more proud of our team. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working to increase our production…

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The Importance of Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Earlier this month, AQE’s commercial kitchen exhaust team showcased our AUTOCLEAN® series of air cleaning systems at the annual AHR Expo. These state-of-the-art systems remove vapors, smoke, and other contaminants from the air with extreme efficiency, but why exactly does that matter for restaurant and business owners? Read on to learn about the importance of commercial kitchen ventilation. The Need for Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Cooking produces smoke, steam, and grease, which doesn’t seem like much…

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MistBuster® Training Video

The following video goes over the ins and outs of a MistBuster®, maintenance, and general troubleshooting. Video Transcript Know what you need? Click on your topic to go directly to that part of the transcript: Coolant Selector Switches Troubleshooting Lights out/flashing Continuity check Lights on, w/ bypass (blow-by) – change to oil mode Excessive zapping Handling of cell Contact boards Power supplies Interlock switch Fan Speed controller Capacitor Charring on contact board Shorting test (2…

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MistBuster® Accessories

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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New & Improved Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Purification Systems

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

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

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

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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MERV Rating

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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