A fume extractor is essential to guarantee a healthy and safe environment in all repair shops that work daily. For this reason, it is important to accurately evaluate some of the essential extraction system features before choosing and installing one.
There are multiple features to be considered: some are shared by all fume extractors, representing the key features of a quality system; others depend on the room where the extractor is installed and the expected work load.
Adequate extraction power
For obvious reasons, this is the key feature of a good fume extractor. Hazardous components that are generated during this process are, in fact, immediately removed from the workplace, channelled in the pipe system and expelled, or suitably filtered to recirculate clean air. To guarantee the due level of exhaust efficiency, WORKY has designed a range of electro-centrifugal fans with variable power capacity, to choose from according to the work load. All GSA electro-fans are certified according to stringent European standards and guarantee durability and operations.
High air filtration efficiency
Especially in repair shops that work in rigid climates, recirculating filtered air is a solution that avoids temperature dispersion and thus reduces heating costs. In this case, fume extractors must be equipped with efficient filters, suited to the dust concentration that characterises the fumes. WORKY filters therefore include two different solutions: pocket filters are perfect for lighter applications, for those processes that produce dust in lower concentrations; cartridge filters, on the other hand, are ideal for filtering heavier dusts.
Customisation according to specific needs
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, each fume extractor must be installed in a system that can best adapt to shop needs. For heavy-duty work that must be performed in several parts of the shop simultaneously, the best option is a fixed system, equipped with wall pipes and a variable number of aerial arms that easily reached the concerned point while reducing the amount of occupied space. A mobile system is perfect for less frequent applications, in different points in the shop that need not be performed simultaneously.
Minimised load loss
Even if a seemingly secondary element in the system, hoses should receive the same attention as the fume extractor and other components. Besides the need for correct proportions to reduce noise and vibrations, hoses must be designed to minimise load loss. Rely on professionals to find the best configuration for your shop!