How a High Efficiency Fume Filtration System Works
What is a high-efficiency fume filtration system?
High-efficiency fume filtration systems are systems built specifically for reducing hazardous fumes that workers are exposed to during various manufacturing processes. Welding, soldering, and spray painting are just several examples of processes that create dangerous fumes. High-efficiency fume filtration systems use high-efficiency air filters to eliminate any unseen particles in the air.
So, what should really guide you when acquiring or buying high-efficiency air cleaners for your workspace?
How a fume extractor works
Fume extraction systems come in several different forms, depending on the use case. Typically, a fume extractor works by sucking up fumes and pushing it through a filter. The cleaned air is then recirculated back into the workspace. The reason they’re set up this way is to prevent the worker from being exposed to too many harmful fume particles.
HEPA filters are made of thin strands of glass plus activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is added in order to reduce VOCs that are emitted during various manufacturing processes. These glass strands combine to form a thick pleated material and when roaming air particles come into contact with the pleated material, they’re trapped in the filter.
Why HEPA Filters Are Effective At Reducing Fumes
Fume extractors rely on HEPA filters to reduce the fumes in the air. Why?
A HEPA fume extractor traps the tiniest air particles (those that are sub-micron in size) To better understand, a micron represents 1/25000 of an inch and a HEPA fume extractor has no problem trapping such minute particles.
For this reason, you want to make sure your fume extractor uses high-quality HEPA filter media. Our fume extractors are built for several different use cases, including solder fume extraction and welding fume extraction. Check out our fume extraction systems!