Due to the spaces that are used in industrial processes, it can often be hard to manage the pollutants that fill the air. While a standard air filtration system can help to eliminate particulates throughout the day, they often cannot do the job alone. This is due to the fact that some processes, such when sanding equipment is in use, can create heavier than normal amounts of dust in the air that will create a risk before an air purifier can do its job.
In this type of situation, ductable wet collectors can help to clear out localized spaces and collect dust efficiently and easily so as to help create a safe work environment. Through the use of locally placed inlet hoods, dust can be directed into the collector to help trap it in water that can later be safely disposed of without risks.
What Kinds of Risks Can Dust Create?
When working with a time saver sanders to grind down and polish metals, dust is flung into the immediate vicinity. These fine, hard to see particles are often free-floating and take a while to settle onto the ground. In a particularly busy area, sanded dust can be left to float in the air for hours and then settle on ceilings, rafters, beams and floors.
When the dust is exposed to a spark, such as those caused by sanding and grinding, a chain reaction can devolve into a fire hazard and explosion risk. In an oxygen-rich environment this risk is extremely dangerous.
How Does a Ductable Wet Collector Help?
Using a wet collector, inlets can be located in the surrounding vicinity of workstations, such as the area where time saver sanders are being used. These ducts will use fans to pull air into the collection unit, essentially lowering the fire risk. Together with a typical air purification system, an industrial environment can be made much safer and healthier.