There has been a recent rise in workplace incidents that have been caused by combustible free floating particulates. Dust creates an explosion hazard because it can easily help intensify an explosion by increasing the surface area that the fire can travel through. Industrial environments create dust at a high enough concentration to create an explosion risk.
For this reason, it is important to have workplace equipment that can safely dispose of dust particulates. Wet containment booths are room sized environmental containment booths that can be used to safely grind, cut, or sand materials that will create combustible particulates.
What Are Wet Containment Booths Used For?
These booths are highly specialized for minimizing health risks that are posed by dust. Not only do they eliminate the risk of explosions, they also eliminate the risk of workers breathing the particles from the air where they may cause damage to the lungs.
These self-contained booths can have a variety of options including:
- Magnahelic pressure gauges
- Removable work tables
- Vents for various debris, including moveable pendulums
- Ergonomic controls to help control power, water levels, and other customizable settings.
There are other features that can be added or removed depending on the usage or needs for using the booths. There are also features in these booths that help to eliminate waste that is gathered throughout the work day.
How Do Wet Containment Booths Eliminate Dust?
There are essentially two components of the booths that help to remove dust from the air. First, blowers and fans ensure that the dust cannot escape the enclosed environment of the booths, helping to contain particles before they can escape into the wider area.
The fans then further guide the dust into a waterfall below the work area that contains free flowing water. The water will catch the dust and trap it, creating a concentrated sludge that can be easily and safely disposed of once the work is done.