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Shirlee Hamlin Passing

Recently, Air Quality Engineering, Inc. lost someone who was instrumental in bringing us to where we are today. Mrs. Shirlee Hamlin, our matriarch, passed away last week in her home town of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shirlee and her husband, Don, built Air Quality Engineering, Inc. from the ground up some 50 years ago, starting with a dream at the kitchen table; to a contact manufacturer; to the state-of-the-art manufacturing company we are today. Their legacy will…

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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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How To Wash Electrostatic Precipitator Cells

Most people think that it’s simple to wash electrostatic precipitator cells but there are some do’s and don’ts that will prolong the life of your cell and save money over the long run. The first tip is never use a power washer on your cell. A power washer can damage the plates or ionizer wires which will require repair or replacement. Most washers have 2000 PSI or more pressure which is just too much. It’s…

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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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Comparing Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems

There are a variety of collectors sold for purifying restaurant kitchen exhaust systems. The most common are: Barrier filtration through media type filters UV Electrostatic precipitation I’m going to try and make a case that electrostatic precipitation is the best solution for most applications. What are electrostatic precipitators? There are two basic types, but in general electrostatic precipitators use the principal of electrically charging contaminant in an air stream by creating a corona through high…

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Injection Molding Purge Cycle Odor

It is well known throughout the plastic injection molding industry that there’s one job nobody wants. Which one? The purge. Why is that? The odor that emanates during the purge cycle is terrible. It can fill the room or the plant and will overcome even the most tested noses. I know owners that have waited until the plant is vacated before starting the process. If you have a lot of molding machines, that may not…

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New Weld Fume Collection Arm – Product Release

Air Quality Engineering, Inc. announces a new weld fume collection arm for use with portable, stationary or overhead source capture collection systems. This smooth wall arm utilizes an advanced linkage designed external support structure which allows complete freedom of movement while keeping its position steady. No droop is seen regardless of position. No continually adjusting the arm is needed. In addition, it’s very easy to position. Just place it and forget it. Our new arms…

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