- What does an "extraction system" do?
- How does an extraction system work?
- Where are extraction systems used?
- What is important to watch out for with an extraction system?
- What types of extraction systems are there?
- Providers of extraction systems
are security components used in areas containing dust, aerosols or gaseous emissions. An extraction system ensures that these pollutants are filtered and properly disposed of, so that they do not find their way into the environment.
- They are security components
- It ensures that these pollutants are filtered
- It contains an intake trumpet attached to a long pipe.
An extraction system
contains an intake trumpet attached to a long pipe. At the end of the pipe there is a filter, behind which there is a suction unit (for example, a ventilator). Even though the length of the pipe can reduce the effectiveness of the suction, a certain amount of distance between the filter and the emissions source is usually unavoidable. The resulting hot gases sufficiently cool off on their way to the suction unit, in order to avoid causing any damages to the filter. This also allows for an extraction system
to have several intake trumpets that are all connected to one extraction unit
. Extraction systems
are used in areas where production processes release dust or gasses that are a health or environmental hazard. They are a standard component for metal grinding machines
, woodworking machines
, plastic or chemical production and exhausts for combustion engines. During all types of thermal cutting or the combining of metals, for example, the soldering or plasma cutting of metals, gaseous emissions are an extreme health hazard. Therefore, it is particularly important that there is a continual extraction system in place. This is also the case for all types of metal coating, especially galvanised steel.
Before setting up an extraction system
, it is important to ensure that the suction and filtering capacity is enough for the specific requirements of the process. Before buying an extraction system, it is normally obligatory to have a comprehensive consultation. It is important that the extraction system is constantly used; during manual work it is often ignored or forgotten about. The maintenance of an extraction machine
is usually the responsibility of the manufacturer, and should only be done by a qualified professional. A particularly high concentration of noxious substances accumulate in the filters of extraction systems. Therefore, when replacing the filter, it is important to wear special protective gear. The disposal of the filter has to be professionally executed, often times by trained environmental specialists. Manufacturers of extraction systems
usually provide a good service, comprehensive consultations and have contacts to special companies that deal with the maintenance and disposal of the filters. Extraction systems
come in countless sizes. The largest difference between the varying extraction systems is the choice between a stationary or mobile design. The stationary systems are an architectural feature of the production process and require an incredible amount of effort to install. Mobile systems
are built on wheels and about the size of refrigerators. They can be moved when needed and only require access to electricity to start running.
Well-known manufacturers of stationary extraction systems
are: RUWAC, VAUPEL, KAWEHA and PRINZ.