Avoid health problems with dust control

Both construction and renovation will always require some degree of dust control.

The first question is whether suction can be applied to the source. When this does not suffice, room extraction is usually applied due to its easy applicability and the large amount of air that is extracted at high speed and filtered at the F7/EU7 level at a minimum.

The major benefit of room extraction, as we recommend it, is working with negative pressure. Proper application of the negative pressure principle will prevent dust from entering adjacent rooms. If the room is too large for negative pressure to be created, so-called temporary screens can be used, available in several varieties.

Another reason for applying dust control is to provide both workers and the principal with a cleaner work environment. Plus, principals require dust control more and more in order to avoid unnecessary nuisance and cleaning time.

When to apply dust control?

Many construction materials contain quartzite. Activities such as sawing, grinding or chopping will cause these quartzite-containing materials to release quartz dust. With time, inhalation of this hazardous dust may cause various lung diseases. In order to limit the risk of occupational disease to a minimum, it is important that hazardous materials are handled properly.

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Machines are widely deployable

May avoid hefty fines

Certainly contributes to your good health

Generates positive word of mouth

The danger of (construction) dust

Workers who are routinely exposed to quartz dust suffer an elevated risk of developing pneumoconiosis. Quartz dust settles in the alveoli, causing them to lose their ability to absorb oxygen (due to increased rigidity). This causes shortness of breath, among other things. By ensuring proper protection against such dust while working with construction materials, you can help avoid (major) dust-related health issues in the future.

People are not only exposed to dust in the construction industry. A lot of dust is released in wood processing as well, when sawing or milling MDF or other materials such as muliplex or solid wood. It should be noted that the processing of MDF releases a lot more and finer dust than the processing of multiplex or solid wood types. Exposure to wood dust may cause allergic skin reactions as well as pulmonary diseases and inflammation of the conjunctiva.

Of course, extraction by the source is preferred where possible. But in practice, it can be difficult to apply and may not suffice as a result. In these cases, the desired level of dust control may be achieved with dust extraction units.

Improved air qualities with the TAC series

If a higher air quality is desired for dust control or even required such as in hospitals, fire and water damage removal, and fungus and asbestos removal, we recommend our latest development; the TAC series dust removal units.

Vario-Shift-function: A world’s first, the Vario-Shift-function allows the TAC air purifiers by Trotec to be adjusted to any usage scenario and according to specifications. As the only mobile-capable air purifier on the market, TAC devices are the only ones that are suitable for quick location changes of the fan and HEPA unit, allowing you to adjust the filter chain for standard or clean room applications at any moment and according to your needs.

Flowmatic:The Flowmatic sensors register the actual values of the air flow throughout the filter chain and continuously and dynamically adjust the system capacity to keep the predetermined target value for the air quantity constant in any situation!

These units are modular which makes them uniquely and conveniently adjustable to the air filtration/dust-extraction class desired at any moment in time. Several filters are available in various filtration classes; a G4 coarse filter in the form of a flat filter, an F7 fine filter in the form of a cassette, an F7 fine filter as a bag filter and finally and H13 and H14 HEPA filter.

With a combination of these filters, you can now conveniently create any filter class using the same fan unit every time.

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