Oil mist filter servicing and maintenance minimises downtime for Moog

Filtermist oil mist filters are used by some of the World’s leading manufacturers operating in the Aerospace sector, including the high-profile Moog Aircraft Group.

Moog installed a number of Filtermist collector units at its new flagship production facility on the i54 business park in the UK which opened in 2012. This included re-installing and commissioning some of the existing collectors that were already in use at its previous Wobaston Road site, as well as new Filtermists procured for their quality and price.

Filtermist has proved so successful that there are now currently 81 units in daily operation across the 205,000sq ft factory, used to remove oil mist generated by a range of manufacturing applications including grinding, turning and finishing.

Filtermist Managing Director, James Stansfield, comments, “The installations at i54 are the latest chapter in Filtermist’s long history with Moog and its predecessors – we previously supplied units to GE Aviation Systems’ Wolverhampton operation which was acquired by Moog in 2009, and prior to that we worked with Smiths Aerospace before its acquisition by GE in 2007.”

As an excellent example of a modern advanced manufacturer, Moog recognises the importance of protecting the health of its workers and ensuring the state of the art i54 factory offers a safe working environment.

Effective oil mist removal plays an important role in both of these aspects and also ensures adherence to UK Health and Safety regulations; clean workplace air means workers aren’t breathing in harmful toxins, and significantly reduces hazards including fires, electrical faults and those associated with slippery surfaces.

Moog has also taken advantage of the fact that Filtermist UK offers service and maintenance agreements to ensure all of its units continue to function as effectively as possible at all times.

Paul Kinsgscott, Facilities and Maintenance Manager at Moog’s i54 site, elaborates, “We produce over 1000 components a day in our new factory so it’s vital we take every precaution available to minimise downtime.

“Scheduled servicing offers us the peace of mind that the units are doing their job properly and our workers are operating in a safe environment.”

Please visit our Applications page for more examples of companies that choose Filtermist for all of their oil mist collection requirements.