METU-FORM for the Process Industry
Ventilation ducts for metal working installations and production sites: extraction of oil mist, coolants and emulsions, machine hookups.
Machine tools, metalworking, rolling mills, CNC machining (turning, cutting, milling, grinding, drilling), process Industry, metalworking, industrial plants, production facilities, automotive industry.
Suction systems for aerosols (oil mist) and cutting fluids, extraction of welding steam and fumes.
Industrial plant builders, design offices, architecture firms.
Oil mist pollutes the workplace (www.baua.de), can generate health problems over the long-term (respiratory infections, accidents due to slippery floors) and may even affect other manufacturing processes.
Thanks to the METU-FORM, complicated and often questionable improvements in an attempt to make the air ducts oil-tight belong to the past (see references).
Spiral seam ducts are not ideal for the process industry, as they are usually not oil-tight over the long term.
The METU-FORM system offers an optimal solution that does not require any additional sealing measures. (Click on the image to enlarge it)
The METU drain fittings ST-K allow to remove any liquids (condensation, oil, etc.) which might have accumulated in the air ducts.
It is recommended to install the ducts with a certain gradient (slope) in order to allow liquids (condensation, oils, liquid detergents, emulsions and other liquids used in metal working processes) to flow towards the drainage points (see also the drain fittings and special elbows).