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Do You Have the Knowledge You Need?

Do you have the knowledge you need to make effective decisions regarding air quality issues in your plant? RoboVent has developed a two-day course designed to give engineers, facility managers and maintenance staff a solid foundation in the science of air quality management. Participants will come away armed with the knowledge they need to recognize air quality problems, evaluate remedy options, make informed equipment selections, and maintain a healthy work environment.

Become an Air Quality Expert

The academy is open to anyone interested in learning more about industrial hygiene, clean air and equipment solutions. It is geared towards engineering, operations or maintenance staff who have a role in selecting, implementing or maintaining air quality solutions.

March 23 & 24, 2021
Student’s Choice: March 25 (OPTIONAL)

The Clean Air Academy will be available both in-person at RoboVent’s headquarters in Sterling Heights, Michigan and a modular webinar format so you can attend as many classes as you want.  The webinar will also be recorded and available after March 25.

RoboVent is providing these courses as a service to our loyal customers in order to help operations and engineering staff make effective decisions about air quality solutions.

$995 USD per person.
Client discounts available.

What You’ll Learn

The Clean Air Academy is a two-day course that teaches the fundamentals of industrial air quality, ventilation and filtration.

Day one will start with the basics: How does air move and behave? How do factors like temperature, humidity, elevation, and the presence of contaminants change the behavior of air? And how do you use that knowledge to your advantage in designing or selecting an air quality remedy? Then we’ll cover the fundamentals of industrial ventilation and filtration. Participants will gain new insight into the technologies that are available to capture, clean and filter air, and how to match the right solutions to specific applications and plant characteristics.

Day 1

1.1 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene & OSHA Regulations
A basic understanding of industrial hygiene is helpful to understand why dust control systems are required. What are the important risks associated with various manufacturing processes? How do you ensure health and safety of your staff? How do we comply with regulatory bodies and stay out of trouble when we have air quality issues? Learn to recognize and understand exposure effects of dust and fumes on the human body and gain understanding of regulations, their implications and consequences.

1.2 Physics of Air
Understand the constituents that make up air, conditions that affect air density, and how density affects ventilation systems.

1.3 Characteristics of Weld Fumes and Other Contaminants
Airborne particulates wreak havoc on our facilities. What are these nuisances? How do we understand their characteristics so that they can be captured and controlled? We’ll take a closer look at the types of fumes and particulates generated by different processes and the risks and challenges of each.

1.4 Capture and Conveying Methods
To remove dusts from the workplace environment, the dusts must be captured. What are the various capture methods? Which ones work … and which ones don’t? This session will focus on design principals of capture and conveying systems, including duct design and duct velocities. We will also discuss design for robotic welding cell enclosures.

1.5 Filtration of Dusts
This session will explore the strengths, costs and weaknesses of air filtration considerations. Participants will learn how to choose the right options to effectively remove particulate from the air stream in their facility and how to calculate energy savings for systems that return air to the facility vs. those that discharge to the outside.

Day 2

2.1 Fans & Fan Curves
Understand the different types of fans, how they work and how to predict their performance. We’ll review fan curves and what they mean.

2.2 Ambient Air Filtration
Ambient Air Filtration can be an effective method for controlling airborne particulates in a large manufacturing facility—but this option is often overlooked. What is Ambient Air Filtration, how does it work, and how is this strategy implemented?

2.3 Spark Arrestance and Combustible Dust
Fires in an industrial ventilation system is an obvious concern in our manufacturing areas. What are sparks, how are they created, and— most importantly—how are they stopped? What are the available options for spark arrestance and fire suppression systems? We’ll take a closer look at the risks of fires and explosions, especially as related to combustible dusts, as well as compliance with the latest NFPA Combustible Dust standards.

2.4 Retrofitting Existing Systems
Many times an existing dust control system can be retrofitted to either perform more effectively or be used to capture the dust from a new process. How do you go about this? How do you identify the limitations? And what factors must be considered during the design?

2.5 Lab
We apply everything we learned in real world scenarios in our Lab & Testing area.

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