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Dust Collectors (Dry-Filtered)
Does Your Work Application Produce Dangerous Dust?
One of the unfortunate by-products of many industrial work applications is dust. Not only does it create a mess and negatively affect the finished product, but dust can have devastating health effects for the workers creating it. In the past, many employers would look the other way when the topic of workplace dust came up, but it’s crucial to be realistic about every work situation.
Your work application produces dust and fumes if it includes:
- Grinding and deburring
- Laser and plasma cutting
- Soldering and brazing
- Sanding and finishing
- Powder coating
The type of materials you work with will determine the exact type of dust being created, and the health risks associated with it. One thing is certain, inhaling any type of dust is hazardous to your health, and if your workplace produces industrial dust as part of a manufacturing process, then a high quality dust collector is a must.
Benefits of Diversitech Dust Collectors
Our dust collection systems remove airborne contaminants at the source, and comply with all required regulatory guidelines. They are easy-to-operate and require minimal space on the work floor. Our team of experts will work through the many work-situation variables that determine which type of dry filtered dust collector is best suited to your particular application and set you up with the system that makes the most sense.
Health Risks of Regular Dust Inhalation
The classic diseases that are caused by workplace dust inhalation aren’t as prevalent as they once were, but that doesn’t mean the work situations that can cause them have disappeared. The lungs are naturally the hardest hit organ when it comes to dust exposure. Pneumoconiosis is a general term that translating to “dusty lung” that may include scar tissue or loss of elasticity and contribute to serious respiratory issues. Some types of inhaled dust particles dissolve in the bloodstream and are carried throughout the body, affecting the kidneys, liver, brain or other organs.
What About Combustible Dust?
Combustible dust is a type of dust that deserves special mention, because of the incredible risk involved when it is produced. Combustible dust refers to solid particles that have the potential to cause a fire or explosion that could result in severe injuries, death, destruction of property and the environment, to say nothing of the interruption of business activities that would affect workers’ livelihoods. Combustible dust can be created through a wide range of industrial applications, including working with metals, rubber, chemicals, woodwork, coal mining and even food processing. Combustible dust is best handled with a wet dust collector. If you think combustible dust may be a reality in your workplace, contact one of our experts today.
Call us today at 1-855-976-5190 for more about how we can help you choose the right dry filtered collector.