Manufacturing plant operations can generate significant airborne solid particles and gaseous matter. Industrial materials create particles through the processes of material handling, machinery operations, lubricants, painting and shipping, which can all contribute to poor indoor air quality. Heavy metals are especially dangerous to occupants.
Dangerous Air Contaminants in Manufacturing
Dust, chemicals, and operational processes create indoor air pollution in industrial environments. These contaminants can affect the effectiveness and longevity of equipment as well as the health of employees.
Formaldehyde is a particularly dangerous indoor air contaminant that is commonly present in industrial settings. This carcinogen is commonly used in resins and particleboard products. Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde can be extremely dangerous to a person’s health. Ventilation and air purification is required anywhere dangerous chemicals are in use.
CosaTron can be used in conjunction with your air handlers throughout the facility or in isolated areas such as control rooms, machine and paint shops, or mill areas. Manufacturing facilities must comply with government health and safety regulations; CosaTron will help ensure your air quality does exactly that.
Dust and chemical particles can cause equipment downtime and expensive repairs, but it also poses health risks to the employees who are exposed to it every day. Low levels of exposure to poor quality air can cause fatigue and nausea, which lead to reduced productivity and employee absenteeism, but long term effects can be much more serious.
The dangers of formaldehyde are particularly serious, and employees should be aware of its effects wherever it is used. Exposure to formaldehyde causes irritations to the nose, throat, eyes, and lungs. Long-term exposure can lead to various types of cancer.
Employees using industrial chemicals and paint in areas that are not ventilated and monitored for air quality are vulnerable to other respiratory diseases, such as emphysema and lung cancer.
Air contaminant levels within industrial environments can be controlled by the installation of a CosaTron System.
The CosaTron solution to control industrial process by products
A CosaTron System will control these dangerous air contaminant levels and provide a steady flow of fresh, recirculated air in any environment. The Series 1000 System was designed specifically to work with industrial air conditioning units to minimize these types of air quality problems. In addition, in most applications your outside air contribution can be reduced which will dramatically affect your energy consumption and in some states, qualify you for energy reduction grants.
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