Watch out for the dangers of high velocity oxy-fuel spraying.
High velocity oxy-fuel spraying is one type of thermal spraying technique that is used for the production of metallic and corrosive resistant coatings on materials, such as ceramic and metallic layers. High velocity oxygen fuel coating is a mixture of gaseous of liquid fuel and oxygen that is put into a combustion chamber where it combusts constantly. A powdered stock is then fed into the gas stream where the powder partially melts and then is sprayed onto the substrate.
Industries such as the food processing industry, agricultural, and medical industry use high velocity oxy-fuel spraying coating to add a better wear resistance on medical tools, agricultural or construction vehicles and decrease corrosion in these same items. The resulting benefits of high velocity oxygen fuel coating are many for these industries, but the dangers of high velocity oxy-fuel spraying lies in the manufacturing process.
What Are the Dangers of High Velocity Oxy-Fuel Spraying?
Because thermal spraying or high velocity oxygen fuel spraying atomizes molten metals it poses hazards to the operator through dust and fumes according to the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. Other small metal particles have the potential to ignite and causes explosions, and sprayed metals such as nickel and chromium are known carcinogens. Thermal spraying operators can contract a fever type reaction called brass chills if they are exposed to toxic fumes from copper alloys, zinc, or bronze.
So what’s the answer to protecting the high velocity oxy-fuel spraying operators health and safety? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration suggests fitting your metalworking facility with high quality dust collection and ventilation systems to provide the operators with a safe and pollution free environment.
At Imperial Systems, our CMAXX™ Dust Collection Systems have provided a safer environment for the metalworking industry for over a decade. The CMAXX™ System has been designed with 10% more filter media, and an innovative PD Technology for maximum cleaning performance. Not only does the CMAXX™ Dust Collection System give you twice the filter life, but the internal area of our dust collection system offers 20% more surface area around the cartridge filters causing more dust to drop in the hopper before attaching to the filters. The CMAXX™ offers many more amazing features such as:
- Increased Cleaning Power with an Energy Efficient and High-Performance Manifold Mounted Pulse Valves.
- Up to 40% More Cleaning Power.
- Vertical Cartridge Design
- 20% Lower Internal Velocities
- Particulate and Dust are More Evenly Distributed Throughout the Filters
If you’re looking for quality and safety for your thermal spray coating process, contact Imperial Systems today!
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