Importance of Mist Collection

The metalworking fluids (MWF) commonly used during machining processes—oils and coolants—generate mists in the work environment. These airborne contaminants must be carefully controlled to prevent worker accidents and health problems and to ensure compliance with OSHA, NIOSH and ACGIH regulations.

Oily floors are a slipping hazard. Toxic vapors are a health hazard. Left unchecked, machining mist will be inhaled by machine operators, build up on shop floors and surfaces, and ruin equipment, electronics, and machined parts. Oils and coolants also create a dirty and unpleasant work environment if they are not filtered from the air before they settle.

Mist collectors mitigate all of these hazards by safely removing oils and coolant at their source or from the air before they are inhaled or settle in the workplace. Your workers’ health and safety depend on the effective collection of all coolant mist aerosols, vapors, and fumes generated in your machining center.

Choosing the right mist collector for your shop can seem daunting. At NAPCEN, we strive to remove that complexity to solve your mist collection problems. Our friendly team of experts is always ready to chat and answer your questions and concerns.

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