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COVID-19 has shown that industrial air filtration is more important than ever

Melbourne – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide and devastate healthcare systems in many countries. Businesses and individuals alike are planning what steps they can take once lockdown restrictions are relaxed. Defending oneself from respiratory disease, leading to serious health issues should be a main priority. Further than the measures that most governments are requiring, such as, social distancing, wearing face masks and frequent hand washing. Preventative measures should be taken by manufacturers to protect their workers from severe health consequences. Should a person get infected.

Comprimised air quality

Fine particulate produced from processes such as grinding, sanding, welding and cutting compromise the indoor air quality of factories. Causing problems for the individuals who work in them. Breathing in significant concentrations of dust and fume causes poor lung function and causes inflammation associated with COVID-19. Workers who are exposed to the hazardous air pollutants are at higher risk of developing the following respiratory illnesses. These illnesses greatly affect their ability to recover from COVID-19:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pneumonia

Many studies have demonstrated that people exposed to harmful indoor and outdoor air pollution are more likely to suffer from respiratory viruses. Such as the SARS-CoV2 virus. The solution to protecting individuals working in factories from the current pandemic is to make efforts to ensure that the indoor air is clean and safe. Using engineering controls such as ambient air cleaning systems or capture at-source. Manufacturers will be able to collect fume and dust before they enter a worker’s breathing zone. Preventing workers from suffering preventable lung damage.

Air pollution solutions

Siquay Solutions can help ensure the air in your facility is clean and safe. We sell products designed to protect worker’s lungs including weld fume extractors, downdraft tables, dust collectors and ambient air cleaners. Contact Siquay Solutions to learn more about our air filtration systems and the best way to keep workers healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and into the future.

Air Pollution, Cartridge Filter Cleaning Station, Mining

Cleaning Your Heavy Equipment Air Filters Is The Right Thing To Do

To ensure your machinery is operating at optimal performance you need to ensure that all fluid systems are clean and unworn. With several fluid systems contributing to the operation of machinery, you need to minimise foreign bodies and the effects they can have on your engine. Foreign bodies such as dust or grit can adhere to surfaces, where it can 

-block tubes restricting fluid flow

-cover surfaces reducing thermal conductivity for cooling

-embed between moving surfaces causing abrasion in the engine

Air Pollution, Diesel Particulate Filter, Mining

Why you should clean your Diesel Particulate Filter

Keeping your diesel particulate filter (DPF) clean will save you thousands in the long run. Did you know just under 1kg of unburnt ash can be stuck inside a dirty DPF? When your filter is full, it can cause a series of major problems for your vehicles, including: increased downtime for regeneration (the burning of ash in your DPF), reduced fuel economy, loss of horsepower, serious damage to your DPF and eventually damage to your engine.

Air Pollution, Cartridge Filter Cleaning Station, Mining

The ‘Green Machine’ could dust hundreds of thousands off mining maintenance bills

As powerful as the moving parts of mining machinery are, a small amount of dust can damage them, yet the movement of ore creates a huge amount of dust. Therefore, air filters are used within this equipment to filter out the dust and pollutants to avoid impeding their performance. Air filters are used in crushing and grinding machinery, loaders and trucks to name a few. Considering the amount of dust that these filters see, they need replacing pretty regularly. The replacement has to be incorporated into maintenance schedules, which is costly. Installing new filters is expensive and timely, not to mention the strain that they put on the environment when going into landfill. 

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