Wet collectors remove hazardous particles by introducing the polluted air into a scrubbing liquid, where dust particles are caught.
Auto Extract System’s wet collectors, also commonly known as wet scrubbers, are designed to remove hazardous particles from a contaminated air stream. Wet collectors’ function by introducing the polluted air into a scrubbing liquid, which typically consists of water and solution, where dust particles are caught in the liquid. The liquid is then discharged into a secondary separator and is distributed over the wall of the scrubbing element by the moving air stream. Wet collectors mitigate the risk of dust explosions and fires, as a number of common materials that are used on a daily basis are flammable, and if were to form a cloud, could ignite. These materials include sugar, coal, wood, grain, certain metals, synthetic organic chemicals and any other material that can burn and exists in a fine powdered form.
In HSE’s HSG103: Safe Handling of Combustible Dust: Precautions Against Explosions, it states that: “Dusty areas will extend far away from the original source of dust release, as air currents will carry the finest of dust particles considerable distances and settle in high and low places. To prevent the dispersion of dust, the HSE recommends a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) dust extraction system to capture dust at-source.”
Wet collectors are a modular system and can be specified in a choice of sizes and airflows and we have helped a number of businesses remove combustible dust from their working environments.
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