Euro­pean qual­ity so­lu­tions to workspace dust and fume prob­lems at min­i­mum cost

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PLASTICS -

Many com­pa­nies have air qual­ity is­sues dot­ted around the site that are now be­ing picked up by reg­u­la­tory author­i­ties. Fume arms are one of the sim­plest, quick­est and eco­nom­i­cal ways to solve a pol­luted air is­sue, due to their ef­fec­tive­ness in the way they can cap­ture and con­tain the im­pu­ri­ties close to where they are be­ing gen­er­ated.

Work­shops around the coun­try have re­lied upon a fan in the roof or open doors ei­ther end of the work­shop so the wind can pro­vide the ‘ex­trac­tion’. But this means you re­move the fumes once the op­er­a­tor has al­ready breathed them in and they then exit the build­ing via the breath­ing space of all the other em­ploy­ees down­wind. It can also re­sult in a very cold place to work dur­ing the win­ter months, lead­ing to more staff ab­sence and re­sult­ing loss in pro­duc­tiv­ity.

This was never com­mon sense and is no longer ac­cept­able prac­tice.

The in­stal­la­tion of a fume arm, pulled into po­si­tion so that the pol­lu­tants are cap­tured al­most im­me­di­ately, is the most ef­fi­cient way to im­prove work­ing con­di­tions and these can ei­ther be in­stalled with their own fan or, if the

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