Dust and Fume Extraction in Ireland
It is the nature of many businesses that dust and fumes are necessarily generated in the working environment. Sometimes these are solely a matter of discomfort or irritation, but in many cases they represent a serious health risk and specialist dust and fume extraction equipment may be required.
Dust and Fumes Health and Safety Risks
It is long proven that excessive levels of dust and fumes from various industrial products and waste can pose serious health and safety risks such as respiratory conditions and the risk of explosion.
Health Risks from Inhaling Dust & Fumes
Related to people breathing in the contaminated air, pollution implications are dependent on the substance involved. For example, many people continue to operate in vehicle servicing environments where high levels of diesel fumes are present, unaware of the fact that the World Health Organisation has determined such pollutants as carcinogenic.
Risks of Explosion without Fume Extraction / Dust Extraction
Health and safety risks also exist in environments where the dust in an environment is combustible. Most dust may be seen as fairly innocuous, but at certain levels of concentration is highly explosive. Dust particles at the risk of explosion include grain, flour, starch and sawdust. The equipment required to provide dust and fume extraction in such environments must be to ATEX specification in order that it does not itself increase the risk of combustion.
Nederman Automatic Vehicle Exhaust Fume Extraction Systems
Harold Engineering has many years experience providing solutions that ensure a safe working environment by either minimising or eliminating particulates in the air. For example we have installed Nederman automatic vehicle exhaust fume extraction systems in over 200 fire stations across the country together with numerous fume extraction installations in NCT stations.
Furthermore, our expertise and experience of ATEX systems has allowed us to design and supply our customers with extraction solutions where they have potential explosive environments in sectors ranging from mines to bakeries and schools.