RiteHite originally came to see our Forster America products, but after seeing our showroom, it became clear they would need to update their filtration systems as well. They are upgrading one of their old plants to include robotic automation; with this new addition, they would require a higher quality fume extraction system for the safety of everyone in the plant. Their concern for air quality lead to the purchase of 14 CleanAirTowers and several welding curtains.
RiteHite set a goal to look for the most effective and most cost efficient method for drastically improving the air quality in the welding and fabrication areas of the Horn Lake, MS plant. We spent 8 months evaluating several methodologies to treat our air. The dust contamination was measured by our insurance company and was determined to far exceed acceptable levels.
Most methods evaluated were to cost the company in excess of a million dollars. This amount was deemed unacceptable by our finance team. An affordable and acceptable solution had to be found. After careful consideration and visiting multiple competitor solutions in the fume extraction industry we purchased the Kemper Clean Air Tower system.
Included in the system was an “Airwatch” monitoring system to check the air quality levels of important fine dust particle levels. We installed the airwatch system one month prior to the installation of our towers to establish baseline data. This reading gave us a guideline to measure the improvement level following the installation of the Clean Air Towers. Kemper was careful to work with our company in locating the ideal areas for each Clean Air Tower.
After the first 12 Clean Air Towers were installed we soon noticed a drastic improvement in the plant. We installed several airwatch sensors as well, each sensor controls particular groups of towers so that we can monitor and clean parts of the facility differently depending upon the level of air pollutants. After a few months we tested the air with the Airwatch sensing device and were pleased to have a 69% improvement from before the Clean Air Towers were installed.
We were then visited by our CEO of operations from Milwaukee, WI who immediately noticed the improvement as well. We have since purchased two more additional Clean Air Towers to help in new production areas.
We currently enjoy a productive relationship with Kemper America and recommend their solutions to any company who would like to improve their air quality. We now have a policy to include the monies for Kemper towers and products in all new capital equipment installations.
Rite Hite Products Corporation
- The client needed an updated filtration system to ensure the safety of their employees in their new plant that will include robotic automation.