Clean Air for Steel Mills

The Systems Group has developed the Self-Maintaining Air Cleaner (SMAC) designed specifically for the harsh environments that exist in steel mills, protecting transformer vaults, motor control rooms, air compressor systems, engine intakes and other critical spaces.

Critical airflow areas in steel mills have traditionally been maintained with standard HVAC filters. In offices and homes, standard HVAC filters can last 3-6 months; whereas in steel mill environments, filter life is cut down to days, resulting in environmental waste and key failure points if not changed regularly. The most critical of these failure points occurs when HVAC filters fail on transformer vaults and motor control rooms, resulting in highly conductive steel dust accumulating and arcing across high voltage electrical components.

Adapted to the steel industry and built with one hundred percent American-made steel, the SMAC coupled with high efficiency SMAC MAXX filters and self-cleaning technology results in filter service life of two years or longer (dependent on application) with minimal maintenance, instead of the 2-7 day service life of traditional HVAC filters in steel mill applications.


Application Focus Video: Dust

Maintenance & Benefits

  • Modular design for optimum flexibility-have it your way fast!
  • Each module accommodates airflows up to 5,000 cfm
  • Module constructed of 7 gauge carbon steel
  • Door, hopper, inlet and panels are all 10 gauge steel
  • Powder painted for unsurpassed corrosion resistance
  • Component configurations are virtually unlimited
  • Vertical design of cartridges enables efficient pulse cleaning of dust

SMAC Benefits

  • Eliminate throw away HVAC filters from your in-mill cooling equipment
  • Fast CapEx pay back from eliminating tractor trailer loads of filters and the contractors who install them
  • Much cleaner MCC rooms, transformer vaults, compressor intakes, and more
  • Automatically cleans the filters
  • MERV 16 rating on filters, and can upgrade to HEPA

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