How healthy is the air in your machine shop? Machine shops, including those that work with metal, wood, ceramics, plastics and composites, produce a lot of dust, flying debris, exhaust and chemical fumes and heat and humidity, depending on the items being produced. In order to keep the air clean and comfortable, certain types of ventilation must be installed in order to quickly vent contaminated, hot air and to allow fresh air into the building. Thankfully, here at Industrial Fans Direct, we have the supplemental fans and extractors you need to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Machine Shop Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Hazards
Even with proper protective equipment, including face masks, breathing apparatus, heat-resistant PPE and face and eye shields, the cleanliness of the air must still be maintained via mechanical ventilation. Machine shops, including those that work with wood, liquid, powder and sheet metal, ceramics, plastic and composites, produce a lot of dust during cutting and grinding operations. The machines also produce unhealthy exhaust gases that can contain carbon monoxide, and the equipment can increase the heat and humidity levels throughout the facility, leading to heat exhaustion, heat rash and heat stroke. Adding mechanical exhaust fans, air circulator fans and fume extractors can help rid the machine shop of harmful fumes, dust and heat.
Types of Machine Shop Fans
When you need supplemental mechanical ventilation for your machine shop, you can count on Industrial Fans Direct to supply you with the ventilation equipment you need, including exhaust fans, inline duct fans, fume extractors and workstation fans.
Ceiling fans are essential for keeping the air circulating in your machine shop in the summer and winter. Heat, humidity and exhaust fumes can get trapped near the ceiling of your machine shop, making your other ventilation equipment less efficient. Ceilings fans help more this stale, hot, contaminated air away from the ceiling so that it can be properly filtered by your existing HVAC equipment and vented to the outside. We have ceiling fans with CFMs between 5,001 and 55,000.
Drum and Barrel Cooling Fans
When you need immediate air circulation due to a build-up of exhaust or chemical fumes or heat from a large piece of machinery, you can count on our drum and barrel cooling fans to quickly remove all those air contaminants. These fans can be plugged in almost anywhere and rolled to the desired location, including in large hallways, near machining equipment and near exit doors. Our drum and barrel cooling fans have the ability to move between 2,501 and 40,000 cubic feet of air per minute.
When you have equipment that produces a lot of dust and/or fumes either via the chemicals that are used by the machine or the exhaust gases it produces, you can count on our portable and stationary fume extractors to immediately suck those fumes away from the equipment and immediate area and vent those fumes to the outdoors. Our portable and stationary fume extractors have CFMs that range between less than 500 to 5,000.
Multi-Purpose Inline Ducts
Do you need to move air through your ducts faster so that it can be properly circulated at the rate that you need in order to keep your indoor air healthy? Our multi-purpose inline duct fans can easily be installed existing air ducts on both the intake and exhaust sides to increase the rate of air movement within your facility. This helps add fresh outdoor air into your workspaces and rapidly vents polluted air so that your employees can breathe easier and feel more comfortable. You can choose between fans that move air at less than 500 cubic feet per minute to fans that have CFMs of up to 5,000.
When you need spot cooling and air circulation, consider one or more of our pedestal fans. These fans can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet and placed anywhere you need them, including in offices, machine rooms, break rooms and near workstations so that your employees can work in a cool, comfortable environment that doesn’t increase their risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Our pedestal fans can be purchased with CFMs between 2,501 and 15,000.
Shutter Mounted Wall Exhaust Fans
Our shutter mounted wall exhaust fans can be either connected to your existing electrical system or plugged into a wall socket, depending on the type and style. These fans can be purchased with CFMs up to 75,000 or more so that you can vent hazardous gases, fumes, dust and heat and humidity immediately to the outdoors. These fans can be placed on any exterior wall, including in break rooms, equipment rooms and near heavy equipment.
Keep your individual workstations cool, comfortable and free of exhaust fumes with our large line of workstation fans. These medium to large fans have the ability to move between 1,201 and 7,500 cubic feet of air per minute, and they can be easily mounted to existing walls and poles so that you can keep your machine shop employees, cool, comfortable and safe from indoor air pollution.
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To learn more about our machine shop fans and ventilation, or to place a bulk order, give us a call at 866-727-1060.