A U.S. military facility in Georgia was experiencing issues in the sanding of aircraft parts. The first issue was the chromium-laden paint dust stirred up during the sanding process, creating dust hazardous to touch or inhale. The second issue was the potential explosion hazard of the aluminum dust being sanded.
Air Purification Inc. recommended and installed two Filter 1 wet filtration sanding booths with HEPA safety after filters to eliminate any explosion hazard and properly capture any airborne hexavalent chromium. The sanding booths also utilize regain air from the clean air side of the intake modules, which is directed from the booth opening to create an air containment wall and blow the contaminants away from the operators.
The work areas are now much cleaner and meet NFPA and OSHA compliance following the installation of these sanding booths, providing the facility a much safer work environment.