Dust and Fume Collectors
Dust collections for abrasive blast cabinet systems can be integrated to provide recovery, reclaiming, and cleaning of the media for re-use. In air blast systems, it will be sized to provide the proper CFM and static to recover and separate reusable media from the dust and debris, but not pull over good media. In wheel blast equipment, it will be used to pull debris and dust from the air wash system. Blast rooms will utilize dust collection to provide the air flow to clear out the work area and contain the dust.
Dust collectors are equipped with filter cleaning mechanisms. Most will be an air-pulse to free build up and restore air flow. The cleaning can be manual or automatic. In the past, many collectors use filter bags, but majority have transitioned to higher efficiency cartridge filters to comply with clean air regulations.
Small collectors will be supplied with a clean out drawer or a small drum to capture waste. Applications that generate a higher volume of dust can be equipped to dump waste into 55-gallon drums or super sacks.
For combustible dust, there are options to prevent damage from an ignition. Spark-arrestors help extinguish a spark as it travels through the duct work or explosion vents to direct a blast away from personnel and equipment. Wet dust collectors are also available to reduce the potential for damage from combustible dust.
Sanding & Grinding Booths offer a number of options that comply with OSHA, NFPA, and NEC regulation for dust containment and capture. Large components can be placed in the room for finishing and grinding operations. Clean air is replenished back into the plant. Depending on the application, standard booths would be equipped with 3-stage filter system, higher production booths will have a cartridge filter system, and HEPA filtration is available. Booth module collectors allow for a wide-range of booth dimensions to hit the application. Optional features are available to custom design the booth for your project including: clean air package, crane slots, conveyor openings, product doors, white interior panels, acoustical and fire retardant wall liners.
Downdraft tables are ideal for dust containment on smaller grinding or sanding applications. Tables can also be equipped to capture welding or plasma fumes. Self-contained, down-flow collector benches control and capture dust and fumes from the work surface. There are a number of standard sizes available to fit most applications. Optional features include: back and hinged side walls, clean air package, overhead lighting, work space dividers, slit curtain wall, HEPA filters, non-slip matting, casters, and fume extractor arms.
Wet downdraft tables are available when working with explosive or combustible dust. Aluminum dust is easily ignited with a spark. Wet downdraft tables are constructed with stainless swivel casters and mist filters. Optional features include: back and hinged side wall, overhead light kit, work station dividers, slit curtain wall, and auto-wash down. To aid in clean up, a water/sludge vac-system is available.
Portable vacuum systems are available to use with pneumatic and electric hand tools. Single or dual operators, electric or pneumatic powered models are available. HEPA filtration is an option.
Fume collectors help keep the breathing zone clear of sub micron particles created from high temp welding operations. Fume collectors are available in portable models or in stationary work stations. New technology features a weld fume tracking arm that detects light and re-positions itself to increase production. Models are available as wall-mounted units, portable floor units with single or double arms and as work stations.
Mist collectors contain the micro particles created from high-speed machining to create a safer work environment. The airborne mist will eventually settle on equipment, walls or floors, resulting as a slip hazard for all personnel. The collectors also keep the air clear and protect personnel from inhaling the particles.