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Posted September 26
Do You Need a Downdraft Booth In Your Workspace?
A downdraft booth is a piece of equipment that includes a work surface and air filtration system to protect operators and their co-workers from harmful airborne particles and fumes. Downdraft booths are available in a range of sizes to accommodate a variety of work applications.
Some of the applications that benefit from having a high quality downdraft booth in place include:
- Grinding and Deburring
- Sanding and Finishing
- Plasma Cutting
- Spray Overspray
- Power Mixing
- Spray Painting
Health Risks of Airborne Particles and Fumes
Both airborne particles and fumes from welding, soldering and painting applications can have devastating health effects on the human body without sufficient ventilation and containment in place. When it comes to dust, the lungs are most susceptible to damage, and a condition known as pneumoconiosis or “dusty lung” can occur over time. This includes loss of elasticity and scar tissue on the lungs. Some dust particles have the potential to dissolve and enter the bloodstream, affecting your brain, liver and kidneys. Solvent inhalation can produce serious and acute effects on the central nervous system. These include eye, ear, nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness and light-headedness on the low end and unconsciousness. If careful attention isn’t paid to the work environment and the fumes being emitted, employees and the business as a whole, will suffer.
Benefits of Diversitech Downdraft Booths
We have a wide range of different downdraft booths that offer practical solutions to your workplace dust and fume issues. Our downdraft booths remove particles and fumes before they have a chance to cause any of the serious health issues mentioned above, and they comply with all required regulatory guidelines. Operation is easy to learn and they require minimal space on the floor. When you contact us, our team of experts will guide you through the process to help find the ideal downdraft booth for your work application and your budget. Safety is always the most important component when dealing with dangerous dust and fumes in the workplace, and we have the equipment and expertise to provide the safest, most effective air purification solutions possible.