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Recently Komatsu installed both RESPA SD (External Air) and SDX (Internal Air) units on a WA500 Wheel Loader operating at a Western Australia Port Handling Facility.

Recently Komatsu installed both RESPA SD (External Air) and SDX (Internal Air) units on a WA500 Wheel Loader operating at a Western Australia Port Handling Facility.

Installation of the RESPA SD and SDX was completed by Komatsu under instructions of LSM Technologies for various modifications that were required to ensure optimum, flow rate, filtration, Cabin pressurisation and thermal cooling of the HVAC /Cabin. The configuration has met Komatsu SMART engineering approval as well.

The Operating environment for the Wheel Loader is inside a building housing Copper Sulfate particulate and so the primary objective was to provide maximum protection of the Operator with Filtration of both the External Air and Internal Recirculation Air supply.

Sy- klone specialised MERV+ Filter Elements were installed in both units that provide Hepa grade filtration of 0.3 micron at 99.97% efficiency.

LSM Technologies inspected / commissioned both RESPA PFP (Precleaner +Filtration + Pressuriser) units and found that after approximately 150 hours of operation that:

  • The RESPA SD (External Air) Filter Element was only partially loaded.
  • The RESPA SDX (Recirculation Air) was only slightly loaded.
  • Optimum flow rates at the HVAC Plenum were being maintained (SD= >35 litre / sec and SDX >25 litres/ sec).
  • Expected Filter Element service life is expected to be 1,000 hours for both Filter Elements.

LSM Technologies / Sy- klone RESPA PFP Units are not only the ultimate control measure for reducing Operator exposure to Respirable / Inhalable Particulate, but also provide enormous costs savings in maintenance and associated productive losses with extension of Filter Element and HVAC service life.

If you require further information. please contact us.


RESPA HVAC Precleaner + Filtration + Pressuriser- Port Loading- Komatsu SMART approved

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