This week I worked with a customer who was just appointed the Safety Director for her plant and she was looking to replace several open pipe blowoffs. She had two main objectives for any replacement she chose: 1. An OSHA compliant alternative and 2. A reduction of air consumption if possible.
Once again, EXAIR had the perfect solution, as ALL of our nozzles are engineered to meet or exceed OSHA Standard 1910.242(b) for 30 psi dead end pressure (cannot be dead ended) and OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95(a) for allowable noise exposure. Also, when comparing our nozzles to open pipes, we are able to dramatically reduce compressed air usage (see below chart).
The customer had several different size lines they were hoping to retrofit, so I recommended our Model # 1909 Blowoff Kit. This blowoff kit includes the following nozzles:
- Model # 1102 Mini Super Air Nozzle provides 9 ounces of force this nozzle is exceptionally quiet and has minimal air consumption.
Model # 1009 Adjustable Air Nozzle allows adjustment of force and flow by using a micrometer dial to set the gap and a set screw to hold the setting.
Model # 1100 1/4 NPT Super Air Nozzle provides 13 ounce of force and a very versatile nozzle which is in place across many industries and applications.
Model # 1104 3/8 NPT Super Air Nozzle provides 1.9 lbs. of force this nozzle is the entry into our large and higher force Super Air Nozzles.
Model # 1106 1/2 NPT Super Air Nozzle provides 3.3 lbs. of force this nozzle is capable of solving applications requiring heavy blowoff.
Model # 1122 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzle incorporates a replaceable shim to control force and flow, providing a high velocity, laminar airflow.
Model # 6013 High Velocity Air Jet the larger diameter, suction end pulls in the surrounding air to provide a high thrust, directed air stream with a fixed force and flow.
Model # 6019 Adjustable Air Jet operates as the Air Jet above but uses a gap indicator to adjust the thrust and airflow.
By ordering the kit, the customer could test the different nozzles in her various applications to determine the best suitable product. Of course, the nozzles that do not fit the requirements could always be returned under our Unconditional 30 Day Guarantee.
If you need to replace the dangerous, wasteful open pipes in your facility, please give us a call at 1-800-903-9247.