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MistBuster® Advantage

Pressure Drop Chart

A frequently asked question when evaluating mist collection solutions is, “what are the advantages of an electrostatic precipitator (like the MistBuster®) over a media air cleaner?” The primary advantages are: airflow, maintenance, and efficiency. AIRFLOW: An electrostatic precipitator stays consistent as the electronic filters (cells) collect contaminant. The reason being that air flow through a cell is not impeded as it collects mist and smoke particulate. The cell design is such that it collects particulates…

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MistBuster Oil Selector Switch

Mistbuster 2000 coolant selector-knob

Our patented water/oil selector switch is one feature that makes our mist collector units stand out from the other electrostatic mist collection units on the market. Water soluble coolant has an increased conductivity when compared to oil-based coolant. The patented technology of the water/oil selector switch provides the unique ability to adjust the electrical properties of the MistBuster® to match the type of coolant used. Switching the MistBuster® between water and oil mode is simple….

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General Guidelines For Canopy Hood Sizing

welder using canopy hood for fumes

Hot Vs. Cold Process Canopy hood design requires different consideration for both hot and cold processes. Hot processes transfer significant heat to the air surrounding the process via conduction and convection mechanisms. In doing so, thermal drafts are present and can cause upward air currents with air velocities up to a few hundred feet per minute. The design of the canopy hood and exhaust rate must account for these thermal drafts during the sizing phase….

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What Air Cleaner Is Right For Me?

An air purification expert is the customer’s best resource for selecting the appropriate air filtration equipment and answering this question. However, thinking about the following items regarding an air quality problem will assist the end-user with receiving the solution to that problem in the timeliest fashion. So how does an Air Quality Engineering, Inc. representative approach an air filtration problem? Our experts break it down into 3 simple steps: What is the contaminant? How do…

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FumeFighter®, the best collector for light fume collection

soldering fume air cleaner

For years now, Air Quality Engineering, Inc. has offered a small air cleaner for soldering and light smoke collection called the FumeFighter®. This collector is a stand-alone portable unit that with the option for either one or two optional collection arms, or can be hooked up to a 3″ inlet hose. Its HEPA quality filter captures 99.97% of smoke and fume particles down to .3 microns while the integral charcoal filter removes odors associated with…

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MistBuster® Accessories For Mounting

MistBuster Machine Mount Stand

Most MistBuster customers direct mount the mist collector on the CNC machine tool, which is the best way to capture fugitive mist. But there are some installations where it’s just not possible or practical. That’s where our line-up of mounting accessories comes in. Air Quality Engineering, Inc. has engineered a variety of mounting accessories to complement the MistBuster product offering. This includes floor mount, machine mounts with legs, wall mount and ceiling mount options. Which…

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What Are Good Choices For Weld Fume Collection And Collection Of General Nuisance Dusts?

Many in the welding industry prefer the AQE2000 portable and AQE4000 free hanging pulse cleaned units, which are both known for their effective collection and long filter life. The AQE2000 portable and AQE4000 free hanging pulse cleaned units are known in the industry for effective collection and long filter life. The AQE2000 portable has 2 cartridges with 382 square feet of total filter media, which is more than most pulse cleaned portables. It also can…

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What Works Best For Mist Collection?

In my experience most people go with what has worked best for them in the past. As I travel around the country and visit manufacturers who have used mist collection, it’s not unusual to see a variety of different kinds of mist collectors from different manufacturers in the same building. Was it a case of “that didn’t work, try this” or was it the flavor of the week. There’s a variety of mist collection equipment…

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Weld Fume Collection Issues

Many of you have tried a variety of weld fume collectors over the years and for the most part, they get pushed into a corner and left unused. Why do the welders hate using them so much? The reason, in my mind is simple: they’re not easy to use. Why not? The first reason is the collection arms are hard to adjust and don’t stay in place. The second reason is that the collectors are…

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Room Air Cleaners. Just The Facts!

Thousands and thousands of room air cleaners are bought each year, and most of them won’t do the job the unsuspecting consumer thinks it will do. We’ll get to that in a minute, but before we do that, let’s talk about the three types that are most often sold. The first, and most common today is the HEPA or HEPA style air cleaner. These devices use a HEPA certified filter which by definition is 99.97%…

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