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5 Ways to keep your areas Eco-Friendly and Fall Ready!

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Many companies don’t realize that they must prepare their internal and external areas to accommodate for the change of seasons.

Therefore, through this blog, The ATMOS360 TEAM will provide you with 5 ESSENTIAL steps for keeping your areas Eco friendly and Fall ready.

First we must define what is meant by Eco-Friendly.

Eco Friendly means no harm to environment, which can be possible by using efficient equipment to clean air by removing airborne particles, therefore improving air quality.


                         5 Ways to keep your areas Eco-Friendly and Fall Ready!
1.) Check and Replace Your Air Filters - We recommend changing your air filters every 90 days in order to maintain good air quality. (Read more now)


2.) Schedule Annual Air System Inspection -We recommend doing this, preventive maintenance inspection annually/ semi annually. To schedule Annual
service contact Engineering Services. (Read more now)

3.) Keep the Outside air Out and the Inside air In -We suggest that you do semi…

Atmos360 understands the value of good employees

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Atmos360 understands the value of good employees

As an employer, Atmos360 understands the value of good employees. A workforce built of people on whom you can count to get the job done, meet (and exceed) goals and who take your business and its mission seriously is the backbone of any organization.
Without our employees, we’d be doing every task and wearing every hat our business needs – for better or worse.

With that said, Atmos360 congratulates its employee’s every month and for August 2018, we recognize Daniel Hockersmith on being Employee Of The Month.


When asked what he loves about his work Hockersmith said: “It is a great pleasure to be recognized for the work that I do. Everyone at Atmos360, Inc. is truly responsible for my recognition. 
I appreciate the camaraderie and fellowship that we have here at Atmos360, and I am looking forward to building on the relationships to help Atmos360 grow and become a major player in the filtration industry”.
AT ATMOS360 WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING…

Paper Trap vs. Venus Fly Trap

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 Paper Trap vs. Venus Fly Trap A typical dust collection hood on a paper converting line is designed to collect small particles of dust. During the process to make toilet paper, larger chunks of tissue get torn off and sucked into the hoods. These large chunks are then taken to a dust collector (RACF or bag house) and will clog or blind the filter media.

When this happen it increase the number of times the filters have to be maintained or cleaned. How do we keep this from happening? To increase the service life of the collector we have developed a Paper Trap (see figure below) to catch these larger pieces before they get on the media.

Much like a Pre-Separator before a drum filter the Paper Trap would have a screen/mesh housed inside a cabinet that goes before the collector.

When the screen becomes clogged a pressure indicator would rotate the screen down and empty the large chunks into a hopper and tote below.

This cleaning cycle will last a few minutes then return the hoods to norma…

5 Reasons Why You Need a Dust Control System

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Dust Control System

Within manufacturing processes, there are times when production equipment generates dust that can prove difficult to eliminate. Because of this, the manufacturing industry must apply dust control methods to these dust generating processes.
The top five reasons for implementing dust control methods into your processes

1. Improve the quality of the product ·Reduce or eliminate unwanted dust on the product

2. Reduce employee exposure ·Improve employee health by reducing the dust concentration in milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3)

3. Reduce equipment process safety risks ·Dust build-up on equipment could become a fire hazard ·Dust build-up on surrounding equipment/building area increases a secondary explosion risk

4. General housekeeping

Troubleshooting Fan Speeds

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Troubleshooting Fan Speeds
Let’s say you are out in the field doing some troubleshooting on an air system fan, or any other type of motor-driven sheave (pulley) system, and you need to determine fan revolutions per minute or RPMs.  

The easiest way is to measure the RPM with your tachometer.  You reach into your tool bag only to remember that you let a team member borrow it and they have not yet returned it.  Not to worry because you always have a backup-plan – math!
You can use the following formula to determine the fan RPM:
Find These Variables ·Record the motor RPM from the motor tag ·Measure the motor (driver) sheave diameter in inches ·Measure the fan (driven) sheave diameter in inches
Example Problem Motor RPM from the motor tag - 1750 RPM Motor (driver) sheave diameter – 10.0” Pitch Diameter (P.D.) Fan (driven) sheave diameter – 14.0” P.D

Estimating Electric Motor Operating Cost Per Year

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Estimating Electric Motor Operating Cost Per Year
When determining the operating cost of a project, it is important to remember motor operating costs. To determine these costs by using the following formula: EMOC/YR = (HP) (%FL) (0.746 HP KW) ($/KWH) (HRS/YR)/MOTOR EFFICIENCY Where ·Estimated Motor Operating Cost per Year = EMOC/YR ·Motor Horsepower = HP ·Motor Percentage of Full Load = %FL ·Horsepower to KW factor = 0.746 ·Dollar per Kilowatt Hour = $/KWH ·Motor Operating Hours per Year = HRS/YR
Example For an example use the following variables to determine an estimated motor annual operating cost: ·

Why you don't need explosion protection on drum filters

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Why you don't need explosion protection on drum filters

We at ATMOS360are in the business of engineering and manufacturing dust collection systems and equipment. As we develop the scope for new systems, as well as upgrades to existing systems, we must evaluate the options for the use of a baghouse filter versus a drum filter.

The Need for Explosion Protection One important factor is the need for explosion protection. The cost of an explosion protection system can add as much as $100,000 to the cost of filtration equipment. The need to provide explosion protection on a baghouse filter is typically straightforward and, in most cases, is needed. Drum filters, however, are a different animal and for some installations, explosion protection is not required. Typically drum filters have rounded floors and inlet ductwork designed to provide a low sweeping inlet. This keeps the floor clean and minimizes the amount of material within the dirty air plenum.

Based on a review of NFPA 654 and discu…