The importance of fitting and maintaining effective extraction and filtration systems to protect people from harmful airborne contaminants was the central theme of the Filtermist stand at Southern Manufacturing 2017.
Filtermist’s Director of Sales, Stuart Plimmer, commented, “Fitting effective extraction is key, but under CoSHH regulations, employers are also responsible for ensuring control measures work as intended and employees are required to report any defects ‘forthwith’. We work closely with many of the UK’s leading manufacturers to ensure their facilities are safe. Routine servicing, LEV testing and air monitoring are just as important as having an extraction system in place.”
Maintaining coolant cleanliness can also contribute to the overall quality of the air – a fact which Product Manager Grant Tyrer from Direct Filtration, an operating division of Filtermist, discussed with show visitors.
“Using the wrong type of media to filter process fluid can lead to a build-up of tramp oil which can be a key factor in contaminated air,” says Grant. “Simple changes such as switching the type of filter media used can sometimes result in significant improvements.”
Filtermist has enjoyed considerable success since its appearance at Southern 2016. Stuart commented; “Despite market uncertainty around Brexit, Filtermist experienced a phenomenal 12 months. Export trade was a significant factor, but we also performed exceptionally well in the UK across all of our divisions.
“2016 saw a number of changes at Filtermist. The acquisition of Filtertech and a deal with Plasteel in the first half of the year has enabled Filtermist to significantly strengthen its service and LEV testing offering, whilst the recent acquisition of Multi Fan Systems means we are now able to offer a range of additional services including VOC Abatement, Cooling and Ventilation and Production Waste Extraction.”
Representatives from Multi Fan Systems were also available on Filtermist’s Southern stand to discuss the range of services it offers. Multi Fan Systems specialises in customised air movement systems and has extensive experience of designing, installing and commissioning centralised extraction systems.
Find out more about all of the products and services Filtermist offers in the UK by visiting www.filtermist.co.uk.