Equipment Snapshot: VAC-U-MAX has introduced the newest addition to its Industrial Vacuum Cleaning product range for Combustible Dusts, the new MDL15. The MDL15 Combustible Dust Air-Vac features the VAC-U-MAX Venturi power unit, which offers the lowest compressed-air consumption on the market today. System features a 15-gallon collection drum, and with no expensive electrical components or moving parts, the MDL15 is ideal for high volume recovery of fine powders and combustible dusts – making it a truly “intrinsically safe system”.
The MDL15 features manual blow-back filter cleaning with static-conductive PTFE pre-filter and secondary cartridge filter, and static-conductive casters. Dust, debris, and fine powders are collected in “off-the-shelf” static-conductive polybags, eliminating “the mushroom cloud” that comes with drum dumping. Standard construction includes anti-sparking stainless steel in 304SS or 316SS bead-blast finish, and is suitable for food environments. The MDL15 is equipped with a static-conductive compressed-air hose, ATEX-certified vacuum hose, and complete cleaning tool kit assembly for floors, walls, machinery and overhead cleaning.
The Single-Venturi Power Unit offers maximum suction power at 16” Hg (208” H20), with maximum Air Flow of 100 SCFM, requiring 35 SCFM @ 60 PSI. Suction connection is 1.5” in diameter, with compressed-air connection at ½” NPT (Female). Noise levels are below 79 DBA @ 8" Hg. Bonding and grounding requirements meet NFPA 77-2007 "Recommended Practice on Static Electricity."
Typical industrial vacuum cleaning applications for the MDL15 include high volume clean-up of powders and combustible dusts from floors, walls, machinery and overhead surfaces typically found in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and general manufacturing industries. The MDL15 is suitable for Class II, Division 2 environments.