Extraction arms have a multiplicity of use in industrial environments. Collecting fume, grinding dust, or weld smoke, and material handling operations during material transfer and product recovery are common applications. Their design is to capture a contaminant or product at the point of generation, prior to aerial suspension, and with a negative air exhaust fan, direct materials to a dust collector or receiving vessel.
Government regulations pertaining to worker exposure limits for hazardous dust and fumes continue to increase each year. A local extraction arm is an excellent way to remove airborne materials or toxins before they have a chance to enter the operator breathing zone.
Source capture extraction arms are mobile and can be positioned strategically at isolated capture points or moved about a large structure or assembly. An industrial-grade arm is designed for heavier loadings, abrasive particulate, and caustic materials. As part of a complete ventilation system, arms need to be easy to use and flexible so they can be moved out of the way when not in use.
Industrial Fume and Dust Extraction Arm Selection
Extraction arms offer a variety of standard features and options:
- Completely external support system ensures minimal pressure drop
- Hose dimensions available in 4”, 5”, 6” and 8” diameters
- Available reach in lengths from 5’ to 29’
- Optional ceiling, floor, or wall mounting
- PVC-coated polyamide fabric hose
- Corrosion-resistant PE coating is optional
- Grounded, anti-static models for explosive dust or electronics manufacturing
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Industrial Fume Extraction Arms
Fume extraction arms are applied to the capture of fumes and vapors such as those applied to the collection of chemical fumes, solvents, soldering fumes, and welding fumes. Fumes are small sized with a range down to .01 micron making them penetrable to the respiratory system, requiring the application to be carefully reviewed before arm selection. Depending on the fume being handled, a wet or dry type collector will be used to capture the collected materials.
Industrial Dust Extraction Arms
Extraction arms for dust are typically part of a complete dust collection system, handling a broad range of particulate sizes, examples being cement, wood, and carbon black. Often, special material characteristics of abrasion or low density need to be reviewed when selecting arm construction options in these system designs.