Mining Product: Infographic: Reduce Your Dust Exposure: Choose the Right Filter

Original creation date: March 2019

Reference - March 2019

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

HEPA filters are not always the best choice for mining applications. MERV 16 filters are less restrictive, provide greater airflow and less leakage, and require fewer filter changes.

Authors: J Patts, A Cecala

A mine worker holding the filter before it is to be installed in the filter housing, with the angle of the photo showing the double gasket seal near the filter�s smaller inner diameter and filter�s larger outer diameters. The filter is approximately eight inches in diameter and twelve inches long.
Reference - March 2019

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health


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