Wet Dust Collection Equipment for Workplace Safety
Of all hazards that can present a threat to life and limb in the workplace, dust particulates often go unnoticed. Industrial environments in which workers are grinding, dusting, or sanding materials can create dust that will pollute the air. This dust is often hard to see, but even so it creates enough surface area to present risk of explosion should a small buildup of the dust on ceilings, rafters and floors occur.
Given the risk of explosion it is imperative that industrial producers take the necessary precautions to ensure workplace safety. There are many different industrial tools that can eliminate dust almost entirely using a wet method of extraction that collects dust before it’s able to float into the air and cause a disaster.
Wet Dust Collectors
Dust collectors help eliminate explosive dust from the air using special filters that utilize water as their main component. The work surface is shaped in such a way that dust will be flung into the filters where it is captured by the water. The water then gradually collects dust until it turns into sludge that can be disposed of easily.
Wet dust collectors come in many shapes and sizes, but the main collectors can come in three broad categories:
- Downdraft Tables: These tables function as specialized workbenches that are designed so as to offer a safe environment for the worker that conveniently collects dust. They are often hooded and the majority of the workbench surface is perforated to allow dust to flow easily into the filter below, guided by fans.
- Collection Booths: Booths are essentially built as larger downdraft tables that have much more space to allow for more room to work on and more employees to work on the surface at a time.
- Central Dust Collectors
Ensuring Air Quality for Workplace Safety
Wet dust collectors are important for two simple facts. First, they eliminate potentially combustible particulates from the air using water. Second, they ensure that employees will not breathe in any of the particles thanks to the ergonomic design of the equipment. These features help to control workplace safety and ensure air quality standards.