Industrial processes such as welding, soldering, and plasticizing generate fumes that can be harmful (even deadly) and need to be managed through a fume extractor. But what should you look for in a high-quality fume extractor?
Electrostatic Precipitator FunctionalityMany excellent fume extractors use an electrostatic precipitator to help capture and eliminate the dangerous fumes created by these industrial processes. ESP technology works well for these types of functions by using an electricity to generate an electric charge to the particulates in the airflow which pulls them onto equally charged plates where they collect and then can later be cleaned. For more information about how this process works, check out our blog post: How Does an Electrostatic Precipitator Work?
FlexibilityBecause of the wide variety of functions and industrial environments that fume extractors inhabit, an excellent fume extractor should be flexible. It should have many options that allow it to be “dropped in” to any work environment. This means that the fume extractor should have the ability to be mounted directly to the machine or workstation, attached to a ceiling, be a free-standing unit, use duct work or work without ducting.
Mist Collector FunctionalitySome shops use oils, coolants and other liquids in industrial processes that can be harmful if they are breathed in, or are allowed to settle on floors, equipment or work areas. These often require the option to use a mist stop filter to collect additional mist, smoke and particulate particles that manage to pass through the ESP process. Excellent fume extractors, such as the SmogHog SHN or SG series fume extractors, provide this option to companies looking for this type of solution.
Ability to Handle a Wide Range of AirflowSome fume extractors have a very limited range within which it needs to operate in order to work efficiently. An excellent fume extractor can handle a wide range of airflow volumes anywhere from 400 CFM to 9000 CRM.
In some cases, the fume extractor needs to create its own air volume to help the fume extraction process along. Units such as the SmogHog MSH fume extractor can generate an air volume of up to 500 CFM.
Get a High-Quality SmogHog Fume Extractor from Matrix SystemsAt Matrix Systems, we provide a number of high-quality fume extraction solutions, as well as provide fume extractor repair services and replacement parts. Give us a call at either (510) 822-5167 for Bay Area customers, or (530) 273-5474 for Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada area customers, complete our online contact form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get help selecting the right fume extractor for your company.