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Oil mist collection

Oil mist affects the health of machine operators, disrupts production and settles everywhere in the area, resulting slippery floors and work surfaces.

Almost all machining operations create oil mist to some extent. Oil mist is the aerosol that is formed when oil is used in coolant/lubricant during the machining of metal and some plastic components. Vaporising from swarf-container is also an issue. 

To solve the problem with oil mist, Nederman offers high quality oil mist filters

Emulsions normally contain 90 – 95% water and the remaining is soluble. The oil mist consists of aerosols from oil or oil/water emulsion. Mineral oil-based metalworking fluids are known as neat cutting oils or straight oils. Emulsions normally contain a number of undisclosed additives.

Nederman offers hands-on solutions for elimination of oil mist

Without oil mist filters

With oil mist filters

Hands-on solutions for oil mist

Clean air in the workshop and a safe working environment;

  • Clean air in the work place – healthier employees and less sick leave
  • No slippery floors, work surfaces and tools – Improved safety
  • Less downtime due to electronics affected by oil mist
  • Cleaner premises – less cleaning and improved image

Problems surrounding oil mist

Oil mist almost always results in oily premises, equipment and products. Modern metalworking machinery is often controlled by sensitive electronics and production is lowered by unplanned disruptions – caused by contaminated circuit boards. Handling equipment and pieces of products coated in a thin film of oil is not acceptable working practice and definitely not production-friendly. Removing oil mist is therefore essential for workplace to grant safety and cleanliness.

It is well known that prolonged and repeated exposure to oil products can be harmful to health, which means that good ventilation must be ensured under all working conditions. Emulsions normally contain 90 – 95% water and the remaining is soluble. The oil mist consists of aerosols from oil or oil/water emulsion. Mineral oil-based metalworking fluids are known as neat cutting oils or straight oils. Emulsions normally contain a number of undisclosed additives.

How to identify if there is an oil mist problem

In many cases the presence of oil mist is quite evident. In severe cases the oil residues are clearly visible on the floor and on the machinery. There is also a distinguishing odor wherever there is oil mist present. When machines are running oil mist might also be visual under the ceiling. To exactly measure the amount oil mist in the air, a device such as TSI DustTrak™ can be used. This is a common practice for Nederman.

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