Clearing the Air

Clean air insights and best practices blog from Camfil APC's dust collection experts

NFPA Compliance Doesn’t Have to Be a Struggle

Recently, Camfil APC’s Brian Richardson worked with a woodworking company facing a challenge: proving National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliance to its landlord’s insurance provider. With 45 years in the business, the company made numerous modification...

Mitigating the Exposure and Combustible Dust Risks of Wood Dust

Wood dust is a hazard at facilities such as sawmills and woodworking shops that manufacture furniture, cabinets and other items made from wood. Cutting, sanding, routing, chopping or molding wood releases fine dust particles into the air. This not only endangers w...

Welding Fume Extractors Remove Toxic Airborne Metal Particles

Welding fume extractors are essential in workplaces where metalworking activities take place like welding, laser cutting and plasma cutting. These operations can release harmful dust, fumes, and smoke into the air, contaminating the work environment. To ensure pro...

Understanding OSHA and NFPA Regulations for Metal Dust Collection

Metal dust collection plays a crucial role in the safety of manufacturing operations that generate metal dust. This dust can pose health risks to workers by introducing metallic compounds into the environment as airborne particles. Furthermore, when metal dust acc...

A Guide to Dust Collection in Battery Manufacturing

Dust collection in battery manufacturing is a control that is often overlooked. Battery manufacturing can release toxic dust particles into the air—including lead, nickel, cobalt and aluminum particles. Exposure to these particles can lead to serious health problems ...