Fibreglass has many unique qualities and is used in an increasing number of industries such as automotive, marine, aviation and wind turbine. The increased use of fibreglass has resulted in problems for personnel as well as production itself.
Significant health risks
“Fibreglass dust makes you itch just by looking at it” – but the problem is greater than that. Fiberglass dust has a low weight and stays in the air for a long time. It penetrates into the trachea and lungs and stays there causing allergies, asthma and cancer. OSHA and the European Union mandate limits on how much airborne dust is permitted within the operators breathing zone. The World Health Organization has classified ceramic fibres and other special fibres as possible contributors to cancer.
Disturbances in electronics increase costs
With 50 years of experience, Dustcontrol off ers a unique know-how about source extraction that extracts, fi lters and removes the dangerous particles. With source extraction, the dust is collected where it is created. The result is a cleaner working environment and in many cases increased product quality because of less contamination in production.
Right extraction system contributes to health and economy
Improved health through less fibreglass dust and other particles in the air.
- Safer work and increased productivity since there is no dust decreasing the operator’s visibility.
- Increased productivity due to less disturbances on other activities.
- Eliminates need for dedicated grinding room.
- Longer life time for tools and electronic equipment.
- Reduced time and costs for cleaning.
- Less disturbances due to dust in computers and electronics.
Very strict environmental requirements combined with advanced technical solutions have prompted the manufacturer Airbus to opt for solutions from Dustcontrol in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. The suction systems are designed for continuous operation. The range includes the complete installation of pipe systems, plant technology, special constructions and control systems. Particular emphasis is placed on REACH conformity and explosion protection. In addition to a dust-free environment for drilling and grinding work, the extraction systems are also used for cleaning tasks and the extraction of residues during riveting and gluing work. Sealants are also involved. The extracted materials are aluminum, GLARE (GLAss-REinforced ”Fiber Metal Laminate), carbon fiber, Chrome-6 primer, epoxy, polyester, aluminum alloys and titanium.
Due to the competent adaptation to the Airbus production facilities, Dustcontrol has become the leading provider at Airbus-Hamburg.
Nautor Swan, manufacture ocean sailing boats in Pietarsaari, Finland
Five fixed systems from Dustcontrol are installed in Nautor Swan’s factory. Dustcontrol’s products are used mainly for cleaning but also for grinding with hand held power tools and suction casings. 7 open outlets can be used simultaneously. Dustcontrol’s installation includes a RAF 2503, S 34000, F 20000 and a tipping container.
Dustcontrol in Hamburg-Finkenwerder