Dust Extraction Filter Units

Dust Extraction Systems are used to remove airborne hazardous substances from within a working environment. They are a key element in ensuring the health & safety of your employees.

What is a Dust Extractor?

Our standard design Dust Extraction Filter Units are specially designed units for safe extraction of various types of dust. They are suitable when there is no process modification necessary. We can also work with you to create a bespoke system to suit your workshops needs.

How do dust extraction units work?

Dust Extraction units work by extracting dust and harmful substances from as close to the point where they arise. They work on the basic principle of capture, convey and collect.

Capture - Dust will be captured as close to its source as possible using fittings such as capture hoods. Quite often, your workshop machines which are producing dust will have a port to which an extraction point can be directly attached.

Convey - Any dust captured will then be conveyed using a ductwork system, we can work with you to design the ducting system to ensure the correct air velocity required is met. Incorrectly sized ducting can cause material to settle in the duct work and clog the system.

Collect - Once the dust has been safely conveyed it will need to be collected. Depending on your processes, your workshop, employees and the type of dust being extracted, a suitable method of collection will be chosen. This can be as simple a passing the suspended dust through a filter or into plastic collection bags for safe disposal.

Why should I have a Dust Extraction System?

There are many reasons why you would choose to install a dust extractor in your workshop. Some of the main factors to consider are:

To ensure the health & safety of your employees - Airbourne hazardous materials can, not only, create an unpleasant working environment for staff, some types of dust can cause serious health problems such as respiratory allergies, infection, skin disorders, asthma, cancer and pulmonary disease. Slip & trip hazards are also caused by the build up of dust on surfaces.

To prevent fires and explosions - Some dusts are flammable and in some circumstances can even present an explosion hazard which can result in disastrous amounts of damage.

To reduce maintenance issues - An excessive build up of dust can get into your workshop’s machinery and equipment which can create problems with their operation and efficiency.

What are the benefits of having a workshop dust extractor?

Dust Extraction Filter Units could prove extremely valuable in the long-term. Not only will it ensure that you are legally compliant to COSHH 2002 regulations by controlling hazardous substances in your workshop but it will help to reduce time and costs cleaning up settled dust.

Not sure which Dust Extraction System is the most suitable for your workplace? Ducting Express have an experienced team of dust & fume control engineers, with over 100 years of experience working with dust & fume management. Call us on 01455 616 444 to discuss how we can help you to select the best dust extractor to successfully control airborne hazardous substances in your workplace.