Anyone in the spray booth industry will know that a high quality dust extraction system is one of the most important investments you can make. Even outside our industry, trades people, general DIYers, woodworkers, etc – insist that dust extraction is vital to the completion of work and ongoing productivity.
A working environment free from dust and other airborne particles is essential for your health. This article will look at why dust extraction is so important and how exactly it works. Take a look.
Importance of dust extraction in the workplace
Dust extraction is so important to workshops and industrial spaces for many reasons.
- Prolonged exposure to dust in the workplace (otherwise known as ‘occupational dust’) can contribute to all kinds of health ailments, and can exacerbate issues like asthma and COPD. An adequate dust extraction system will ensure your space is free from such contaminants.
- With a dust extraction system, there will be less cleanup required. Of course, you will still carry out regular cleaning to the same thorough degree, but this will be so much easier without a blanket surface of dust.
- Dust particles (and other contaminants that a dust extractor would eradicate) can compromise the quality of your work paint finish which you definitely don’t want.
How exactly does a dust extraction system work?
Dust extraction systems can be categorised into two groups: High Extract Volume, Low Pressure (HVLP) and Low Extract Volume, High Pressure (LVHP). While both systems perform essentially the same function, they operate using opposing physics for different purposes.
In the case of Junair Spraybooths and Minden (our dust extraction partner), the key to understanding how dust extraction works is found in the combination of both technologies. The dust extraction solutions provided by Minden are high velocity. What high velocity means in this context is that dust etc is captured right at the point of process. They work more aggressively but in concentrated areas; Junair’s dust extraction is for a more widespread use.
Ultimately, the ideal solution is a combination of both; capture as much as you can at the point of process with Minden’s dust extraction and then remove any remaining contaminants with Junair dust extraction.
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Whichever sector you’re in, dust extraction is a vital component of your overall workshop. Be it automotive, industrial, commercial or aerospace, both your health and the quality of your paint finish depends on sufficient dust extraction methods.