Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
BOFA launches powerful Woodworking Dust Extraction Units
BOFA International, a global leader in fume and dust extraction units for sale technology, has launched a new range of woodworking dust extraction units for small workshops, schools and colleges.
The new DustPRO Wood range comprises six models, each tailored to specific performance requirements but all capable of capturing airborne wood dust that can cause serious health issues.
The units’ extraction range covers larger chippings down to dust just 0.3 µm (3 microns) in size, and their design makes them ideally suited to smaller workshops and education and training establishments. Each unit combines large filter capacity with high vacuum fume and dust extraction performance, and incorporates BOFA’s unique reverse flow air technology to enhance filter capture and ensure longer filter life.
Other features include reusable bags, low friction filters, High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) technology and drop-out chambers for wood chippings.By law, all employers must assess the risk to worker health by reference to workplace exposure limits (WEL) set by the Health & Safety Executive under Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Both airborne hardwood and softwood dusts have a WEL of 5mg/m³ averaged over an eight-hour period.
Not only must employers install appropriate LEV, ideally a fume and dust extraction system, they must also test each LEV system every 14 months (effectively every year) and keep records for five years.