Wood Waste Extraction Systems

Woodworking Duct Extractors - Wood Waste Control to ensure a safe working environment

Ducting Express are experts with woodworking dust extractors. We have an experienced team of dust & waste control engineers, with over 100 years of experience working with wood waste extraction systems. We can work with you to design, manufacture & install the perfect woodworking dust extractor to suit your workshop needs.

Call us on 01455 616 444 to discuss how we can help you design & install the right workshop dust extractor system today.

If required, we will conduct a site visit however, sometimes we can work out your necessary requirements by asking a few simple questions and receiving some photos from you.

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Wood Dust Extraction? What's the Purpose

A wood dust extraction system will help to you to effectively extract any harmful wood waste created by cutting, sanding, drilling etc which can create large amounts of wood dust.

There are different types of Wood Waste Extraction Systems. The most basic type of Wood Waste Extraction filter available is an Open Bag Filter Unit. These come in varying sizes to suit your workshops needs; from small single bag units to service a single machine, up to a four-bag unit that could service a small workshop. They are an inexpensive solution for a small woodworking shop and offer simple collection of waste into bags for later disposal. Open bag filters are suited to machines that produce shavings and small chippings. There are three standard types of filter media available; Needle felt bags, Coated Needle felt bags and Anti-Static filter media to suit various materials and processes.

Another type of Wood Waste Extraction System available is a “bag house filter” or “mechanical shaker type filter”. These types of systems are suitable for all types of wood waste. Bag house filters differ from an open bag filter by placing the filter media in a metal enclosure, this allows the filter to be sited outside. Warm air extracted from the workshop can be ducted back into the building or vented to atmosphere. A shaker mechanism, reverse airflow or reverse jet cleaning can be incorporated for the longer service life of the filter media. The waste can be processed in many ways for collection and disposal. These filters are suited to small, medium and large companies as a stand-alone solution or part of a complete waste recycling system.

Whatever your needs, our experienced team of dust & waste control engineers can work with you to create a bespoke wood dust extraction solution to suit your workshop and to develop the right wood waste control for you.

Why is it necessary to control wood dust?

There are various factors which you should bear in mind when considering a Wood Waste Extraction System;

Health risks
Wood dust is a substance hazardous to health because it can cause serious non-reversible health problems including:
skin disorders;
obstruction in the nose, and rhinitis;
asthma;
a rare type of nasal cancer.
 
Safety risks
Wood dust is flammable and, in certain situations, can cause a fire or explosion. Every year, premises are severely damaged or destroyed by wood dust fires that usually start in dust extraction equipment. Wood dust explosions in buildings are rare, except in the chipboard industry.

It also makes sense to control wood dust from a business point of view as you will need less time for clearing up, and there will be fewer slips and trips hazards caused by settled dust.

What are the regulations?

 

The government body that is responsible for the enforcement of the regulations for related risks in the work place is the Health and Safety Executive. One of the key aspects of COSHH 2002 (Control of Substances Hazard to Health) regulations is dust and fume exposure. Due to the potential health problems, wood dust is covered by this regulation. COSHH regulation 9 states that all companies must take steps to prevent, control, maintain and monitor for dust and fume exposure within the working environment.