Wood and Forestry

Woodshop dust collection to improve work conditions and long-term health benefits

Woodworking involves many stages and transformation of wood. Whether it be cutting, grinding, or sanding, many types of dust are produced. Solutions offered by AQC for woodshop dust collection vary from source capture for small dust applications to dust collectors for bigger spaces. Different factors such as particle size, working spaces and many other are taken into account when choosing the right system for your needs. Our products offer an environment with clean air, making working easier and more comfortable. AQC’s products respect and are approved by local and international codes.

Path of dust and fumes

The capture of dust and gases happens in three phases, which should not be neglected to ensure safety of workers and the environment:

  • Capture: With our source capture equipment placed right at the origin of the dust emissions, the particles are drawn into the arm as soon as they are projected in the air preventing a cloud of dust and a quick spread.
  • Transport: Once the particles have entered the arm, they are then transported through a ducting system towards the third step, a filtration system.
  • Filtration/Evacuation: Once the dust has entered the ducting system, it can either be directed towards the exterior or through a filtration system to be redistributed inside the facility, saving energy and financial resources.

Combustible dust risks

Combustible dust is one of the biggest hazards in dust collecting. Our experts will help you navigate dust dangers to meet all requirements and standards such as National Fire Protection Association – NFPA standards. They will guide you towards the right products to ensure safety for everyone in the working environment. To know if your dust is combustible, you can consult the OSHA dust poster of combustible dust.

Source capture and dust collecting for woodworking is proven to be the best solution and the most efficient method to protect workers, equipment, and the environment.