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17/05/2017
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SUCTION OF H CLASS DUST (CARCINOGENS AND ASBESTOS DUSTS)

Electrical machineries, welding machines, construction equipment, along with asbestos and Eternit panels produce very dangerous fine dusts.

Processing materials like glass, ceramic, concrete, cement, stone, bricks and chalk generate quartz dust that is really dangerous for the health of workers. This kind of dusts belongs to H class and exposes the workers to asthma, asbestosis and cancer.

Elsea’s industrial vacuum cleaners for H class dust make working environments healthier, reducing the level of danger for the workers.

 

The danger of fine dusts

 

H class includes all highly dangerous fine dusts, such as carcinogens (lead, coal, nickel, cobalt, copper, tar etc), dusts with germs and bacteria and dusts exceeding OEL limits. Formaldehyde and asbestos also belong to H class.

The danger is due to their thickness because it facilitates the penetration in lungs' tissues. Thanks to their small size, this kind of dust remains in the air, increasing the risk of inhalation.

When it is not possible to opt for materials and processes with low dust production, the best solution is the direct suction in the place of work. Dry sweeping does not solve the issue of dusts dispersion in the air, while using industrial vacuum cleaners allows to avoid to go beyond the limit of danger.

This ignites a virtuous cycle that consists in raising the cleaning standards of working environments and in keeping under control the risk of occupational diseases, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (BPCO) and pneumoconiosis, a lung disease that can degenerate into malignancies like pulmonary fibrosis.

 

Industrial vacuum cleaners for asbestos dusts

 

Asbestos is composed of crystalline silicates in the form of fibres. The mechanical stress produces the separation of these fibres into small bundles. This produces asbestos dusts that settle inside the lungs, where they are encapsulated permanently. The existence of those fibres inside the lungs causes the onset of tumoral forms, that can manifest up to 40 years after the first exposition. Asbestos dangerousness has been certified and demonstrated, especially that of friable asbestos.

During the disposal of roofs, walls and industrial sheds made of asbestos, a great amount of dust is produced. Using an industrial vacuum cleaner gives the possibility to protect the health of workers, complying to the current local security regulations.

 

Elsea’s H class industrial vacuum cleaners have all the necessary features for the suction of fine and asbestos dusts, always protecting the safety of working environments.  Elsea's most suitable vacuums for H class dusts are:

 

-ARES PLUS

-HAMIANTUS 20lt

-HAMIANTUS 50lt

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