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Exclusive Features | ENGINAIRE

Breathing Easy

ENGINAIRE ADDS PRODUCTS TO HELP CUSTOMERS MEET NEW OSHA RULES. BY JANICE HOPPE-SPIERS

Enginaire
www.enginaire.com
* Headquarters: Janesville, Wis.
* Specia y: Clean air ystems

"There are a lot of different
environments at Cabaire™ can
be deployed in."
- Mark Losching, director of ales and marketing

Losching says. "Because of this, we have
picked up steam in our cab pressurization
market and are hoping to provide our
system to OEMs, dealers and distributors
who deal in these dirty environments.
The companies that make oil and gas or
frac equipment get an extra year as the
regulations do not go into effect until 2018.
The law went into effect in 2017 for general
industries and construction."

How it Works

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s the leader in air pre-cleaners for more than 45 years,
Enginaire expanded its product
line more than a decade ago to
include cab pressurization systems so operators could breathe easier. The company
continues to evolve its Cabaire™ product
line as OSHA revises its regulation on small
crystalline silica.
About 2.2 million workers are exposed
to respirable crystalline silica in their
workplaces and a more than half of these
workers are in the construction industry,
according to OSHA. "In September, OSHA
passed its first revised regulation on its
respirable crystalline silica standards since
1971," says Mark Losching, director of sales
and marketing. "There is a long list of new
measures that companies need to take to
protect their employees from silica. The new
regulation has cut the previous permissible
limit in half."
To ensure workers are not exposed to
more than 50 micrograms of respirable
crystalline silica per cubic meter of air, the
regulation requires implementing engineering controls or continually monitoring
and assessing silica levels. Enginaire's
Cabaire™ product line is designed to provide coverage.
"Instead of constantly monitoring and
assessing the levels, putting engineering
controls in place is a much better solution,"

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Cabaire™ uses its own high-pressure air pump to deliver a high
volume of dual-filtered air
into an enclosure, such as
an operator's compartment,
which then has a positive air
pressure on the inside. When
the enclosure has a positive
pressure, dirt is forced
out of the doors, windows
and other unsealed areas
instead of being drawn into
the enclosure.
Enginaire's proven and
patented air pre-cleaner along
with its inline filter are incorporated in Cabaire™, which is
available in 12/24 volt DC
for mobile equipment and
115 volt AC for stationary
equipment or enclosures.
The company's pre-cleaners are designed to
remove up to 97 percent of
airborne debris from the incoming
air before it enters the air induction
system of the engine.
"We have sold engine filtration products
since the early '70s," Losching says. "The
centrifugal pre-cleaner ejects the dust and
debris. We have different filters on Cabaire™
for different environments. For example, the
standard Merv 16 filter is 95 percent efficient
at 0.3 microns of dust and we offer a HEPA
filter that is 99.97 percent efficient as well as

activated charcoal filters. Activated charcoal
is used more for chemical, pesticide, gas or
odor-laden environments."
Enginaire targets oil and gas, mining,
construction, forestry, agriculture and ag
spraying industries. "We have had the
most success in agriculture because it is
known to be an environment where there
is pretty fine dust," Losching explains. "Our


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