To be successful, the manufacturing and recycling of lead–acid batteries requires a holistic approach to air filtration in order to sustain regulatory compliance and maintain factory output. In fact, these goals are complementary but only careful choices in overall system design and implementation will yield consistent results. New technologies developed by Nederman MikroPul can ensure compliance while reducing maintenance overheads. This presentation outlines a series of case studies where the most stringent of permissible lead-in-air limits can be achieved with a modular filter bank system. The use and optimization of digital control capabilities to identify maintenance requirements and thereby reduce downtime will also be explained.
John Fields holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University (USA). He joined Nederman MikroPul’s LCI Corporation Division in 1992. He has served in various roles and is now the Vice President Global Strategic Accounts. John has been a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina (USA) since 1996.