Dust Collection for Bakery

API designed and installed Several AAF Optiflo self-cleaning dust collectors. Supplied safety equipment including explosion suppression systems, explosion relief vents, and sealed dust collection containers to meet OSHA and NFPA regulatory requirements and safety guidelines for management of combustible baking dusts.

Lab Arms for Dust

API provided and installed Several Movex Me 100 extractors. With its optimal design, Ø 4 inch Movex ME has a very low pressure drop, which provides many valuable benefits. A clear dome hood allows for the operator to have an unobstructed view of their work area while providing a clean dust free breathing zone.

Welding Booth

API provided an Airflow Systems DustPakR PowerBooth a self-contained weld and grinding work environment, removing airborne contaminants from worker breathing zones and preventing pollutants from migrating into other areas of the facility.

Middle School Woodshop

School District contacted API to provide a design and installation of new NFPA compliant dust collection system for their woodshop program. New System includes Dust Collector fitted with explosion relief panels, Abort Gate, Spark detection, and no return valve.

Vehicle Exhaust Removal System

API was contacted to design a properly sized vehicle exhaust removal system, the systems located in (2) buildings included Movex hose reels Movex’s hose reels allow the length and dimensions of the hose to be adapted to the needs of the worksite and according to the planned installation height. 100% of the exhaust gases are removed safely from the building.

Ceramic Dust / Art Studio

The largest not-for-profit organization committed to creative expression. Housed in a purpose-built facility in Brooklyn, the organization hosts an extended network of art and fabrication professionals and educators who work together to co-create and share artistic practices vital to the wellbeing of artists and the communities to which they belong.

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Welding School Application: Welding School Location: Fort Dix Army Base Ft. Dix, NJ

The Army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey was looking for fume/smoke collection equipment for their new welding school on the base and contacted the local Micro Air distributor. The Army Major in charge of the project had some pretty tough criteria that the chosen supplier had to meet including design, fabrication and complete installation of 12 welding stations prior to a 3-Star General’s visit in exactly 4 weeks. Micro Air  proposed utilizing a combination downdraft table and source capture arm approach due to the large variety in component sizes…

Something to Snack On
Something to Snack OnFrench fries and chips are served hot, either soft or crispy, and appear on menus in restaurants, diners, pubs, and bars around the world. The entire process of manufacturing frozen french fries is done by machines.Potatoes roll along conveyor belts, and are sorted by size. Long, oval potatoes are designated for long, strip fries, while small, round potatoes are used for curly fries. Once separated, the potatoes are steamed and dropped onto another machine, where the skin is removed. From there, they make their way to another machine that cuts them into the appropriate shape and dips them in a dextrose sugar and sodium acid pyrophosphate to maintain their color.
Coffee Case Study
RotoClone® Helps Coffee Roaster Stay Alert
Coffee production is the industrial process of converting the raw coffee plant into the finished coffee we enjoy each day. This process that keeps most of us going every morning generally consists of sorting, cleaning, roasting, cooling, and packaging. After the beans are sorted and cleaned, they are placed into a customized roaster, which brings the internal temperature of the beans up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Roasting beans is all about forcing the polysaccharides to the surface of the bean. As these sugars caramelize, the color changes from green to brown. From there, the beans are poured onto a cooling try where they are kept in motion while air is sucked through the perforated metal grate, chilling down the beans.
Food Processing with RotoClone® W Customization
Manufacturer Spices it Up
Seasonings and spices are used to enhance the flavor of food. Chefs have been using a blend of seasonings for centuries. In fact, the characteristic taste of any region’s cuisine began with its very own signature blend of spices. Whether in fresh, whole dried, or pre-ground dried form, all seasonings must be fresh in order to be effective. Their freshness is reliant on proper packaging; poor packaging can result in stale seasonings. A manufacturer of custom blending and packaging of end-use dry food ingredients added seasonings and spices to their expanding product line. This growth and increase in production caused their existing dry dust collection system to overload.
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