Silica Dust Containment
High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters remove the fine particulates in the air and create a safe environment. For workers in silica exposed industries such as concrete grinding, the countertop manufacturing and countertop installation, HEPA filtration is critical. Now known to be hazardous, silica particulates are released during cutting, grinding, drilling, chipping, of natural and manufactured stone products and during similar concrete work. In these environments, workers in close proximity are also susceptible to silica dust exposure.
To assure safe work spaces and silica dust containment, negative air machines featuring HEPA air filtration are often used. Creating a negative pressure air space pulls fine dust particulates to the machine which then captures them in the HEPA air filter. To determine the best equipment for your space, visit our air flow calculator page.