DualDraw has extensive experience in helping customers control their fumes with toxic fume filter systems and fume ventilation systems. The fume applications we help address often involve processes such as those listed below. Control of fumes can range widely from noxious odors to hazardous volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Cutting and welding can also generate significant fumes – these are specifically covered in more detail on the Smoke Extraction Systems page.
Painting: Customers performing light overspray applications that involve low volume spray painting can have their fumes safely and easily addressed using a variety of DualDraw fume extraction systems. Rattle can spray painting is frequently addressed.
Gluing: Without a toxic fume filter system, working with adhesives such an epoxy can be hazardous to operator health and surroundings. Using fume collection systems to vent the fumes and activated carbon filtration to absorb harmful toxins has proven to be an effective safety strategy for protecting operators.
Spraying & Coating: Oftentimes parts will need to be sprayed or coated as part of a finishing process. For example, some sprays such as Magnaflux Spotcheck is sprayed on parts to help identify potential penetrants. This particular spray coating has ingredients such as isopropanol and acetone that need to be contained both from a health and combustibility perspective.
Cleaning & Thinning: Parts washing in various substances can produce toxic fumes that should be contained. For example, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a substance often applied using a wash bottle to help remove any excess material or previous finishes. DualDraw fume extraction systems frequently helps customers using this substance and other cleaning products.
An important first step when selecting any solution to control a customer’s fume is a close examination of the SDS (safety data sheet) of the particular substance(s). DualDraw experts study the chemistry and volatility of the given fume and make a determination about how to most effectively address the problem. Air filter media usually involves an absorbent such as activated carbon or potassium permanganate. We also look at the flammability and combustibility of the substance which will dictate the proper classification of the components.
Hazardous duty, classified components may be needed on the fume extraction systems depending on what is determined during this analysis. All of this information provides the necessary data to configure a toxic fume filter system for the given application that will efficiently and safely absorb the fume in question.
Some DualDraw fume collection systems that will help you address your fume issues include the following: