Coexhaust is dedicated to providing effective solutions for metalworking dust collection, focusing on improving work conditions and promoting long-term health benefits. Metalworking processes, including cutting, grinding, sandblasting, bending, forging, or casting metals, generate significant amounts of dust and chips. Source capture for these particles is crucial to prevent inhalation, especially considering that fine and sharp particles can lodge into the lungs, causing long-term irreversible damage. Additionally, toxic fumes produced during the metalworking process can have similarly dangerous long-term effects.
Path of dust and fumes:
The capture of dust and gases is a vital process that occurs in three phases to ensure the safety of workers and the environment:
Capture: Utilizing our source capture equipment strategically placed at the origin of dust emissions, particles are promptly drawn into the arm as soon as they are released into the air, preventing the formation of a dust cloud and rapid dispersion.
Transport: Once the particles enter the arm, they are efficiently transported through a ducting system to the subsequent phase – a filtration system.
Filtration/Evacuation: After entering the ducting system, the dust can be directed either outside or through a filtration system for redistribution inside the facility. This approach not only enhances safety but also conserves energy and financial resources.
Combustible dust risks:
Addressing combustible dust hazards is a top priority in metalworking dust collection. Our experts are ready to guide you through the complexities of dust dangers, ensuring compliance with requirements and standards such as those set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). They will assist you in selecting the right products to guarantee the safety of everyone in the working environment. To determine if your dust is combustible, you can refer to the OSHA dust poster on combustible dust.
Source capture and dust collection for metalworking have been proven as the best and most efficient methods to protect workers, equipment, and the environment.