In a working environment where the constant operation of machinery and other equipment are necessary for operations in production and manufacturing, humidity and almost all forms of heat dominates the workplace. Install a industrial exhaust as a means of addressing the situation. The exhaust system is primarily designed to omit too much heat, dispose of it outside, and let fresh air come in so that workers may still continue doing their jobs in such a manageable temperature. At the same time, it also works to ventilate machinery to avoid overheating and possible combustion or explosion.

Industrial exhaust system explained

Factory and or manufacturing plant ducts by definition, resemble or look like a complex system of tubes or passageways. These are installed in structures like a building or placed near an equipment or machinery to dispose of humid air, waste liquids, and put together in place wires or  power cables for work safety and organisation of property, plant, and equipment.

Traditional duct systems

Prior to the invention of electrical exhaust fans, there already exists a system by which heat and smoke are released through concrete and brick chimneys directly into the air. This is necessary since, in the absence of mechanical components, it is plainly fire that produces energy by way of steam. It is used to fire up engines needed for whatever operation was required or needed. It is generally termed as a hydroelectric mechanism in manufacturing a variety of products needed for human consumption.

Industrial fans and collectors

There are two main objectives from which the exhaust fans are installed in plants and factories all over the world. First, it acts as a ventilation system to somehow regulate heat or humid air away or from running machinery and equipment — unless the machine (e.g.  power generator)

has a built-in water cooling or radiator-like components just like in cars and other forms of vehicle engines running on either diesel or gasoline.

Second, it serves as a cooling system in a workplace where employees do need a little or satisfactory level of ventilation for them to avoid too much perspiration that could be a source of discomfort while on an assembly line or on an installation cubicles.

On the other hand, some cooling and ventilation systems exhaust dust and other foreign particles away from either mixing into food products or directly entering into the eyes. If this was to happen, it could cause accidents and other related work hazards. This is the main reason why most workers in industrial plants wear safety goggles to protect their visual capabilities while working on an assigned task.

Primary and secondary functions of exhausts and ducts

Apart from unnecessary foreign objects and particles, exhaust systems also take care of harmful and hazardous gaseous particles like dangerous chemical fumes. The ducts, in this case, are particularly designed to withstand heat and prevent leaks in order to avoid inhalation and industrial accidents. Aside from this scenario, there is also a possibility that raw materials are heat-seeking and are combustible in nature; thus, the ducts should and must secure minute particles and shavings from being exposed to heat or an open fire by way of breakable-free bins and receptacles.

General purpose and components of industrial exhaust and ducts

It was earlier mentioned in this article that these systems should safely and securely manage or handle dangerous and harmful particles and chemicals; thus, there are standard materials from which these facilities are made, and they are:

  • Fibreglass
  • Polymerizing vinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Stainless steel
  • Carbon steel or fibre