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What’s the best dust filtering solution? 10/04/2014

Industrial processes invariably produce all kinds of unintended products, and it’s the employer’s responsibility to keep unsafe by-products out of harm’s way. It goes without saying that the primary focus in any factory is safety, particularly if industrial processes are involved where hazardous materials might be present.

Dust particles present a particularly hazardous environment, not only to the health of employees, who should be wearing appropriate safety equipment, but also because of the lingering threat of an explosion. It’s up to the workplace operator to provide systems that safely remove and filter dust particle, ensuring that they don’t build up to dangerous levels.

This being the case, it’s important that efficient dust collection filters are in place. These allow ventilation systems to filter out impurities from the air before they become an issue in the work place.

Dust collection filters allow the ventilation system machine to remove impurities, absorbing dust and dirt and promoting better air flow for the workspace. They also flush out impurities, which are then directed to the receptacle or the dust bags for safe storage and – in some cases – possible re-use.

Of course, different filters are needed to cope with different dust densities and the kind of particle that needs to be removed. You need to take into account several factors, such as what temperature the will dust be. Particles from some processes may be dangerously hot, and the type of filter needs to address this. The type of product needs to be taken into account, and its chemistry. It’s no good employing filters that are going to react with the dust particles, as you’re removing one danger from the shop floor and replacing it with another. Lastly, the filter must be able to stand up to the dust. Again, no point using inappropriate filters if the particles are going to pass straight through.

Air filtering is a relatively simple process that does an important job. But it also raises questions along the way meaning that factory owners need to address the suitability of their equipment before putting it to use. What kind of filters you use depends on the job they need to do, so there’s no single best way to remove hazardous dust. Of course, with a wealth of experience, we’re on hand to make sure you make the right decisions.

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