Keeping workshops clean and free of debris is crucial to the health and safety of woodworkers. Wood cutting, sanding, shaping, and other woodworking-related processes produce large volumes of dust in applications such as carpentry and furniture-production. When wood dust goes uncontrolled, it settles on equipment, work surfaces, and flooring resulting in risks of overexposure. Wood dust is a known carcinogen and requires a dust collection system and/or other safety measures to remain risk-free.
Wood dust ducting can be installed on machinery and utilizes efficient levels of speed to draw air and extract contaminants from each machine before the contaminated air reaches respiratory zones. After air contaminants are extracted, the airstream is filtered, and cleaned air is returned into the building or exhausted outside. Nordfab Quick-Fit™ wood dust duct connects to various machinery and separators for dust and other waste. When the duct clamp is clamped into place, the seal is extra strong and tight.
Ensure your wood dust ductwork is setup for optimal performance with these tips:
✓ Duct runs should be as short as possible. The longer the duct run the higher the static pressure and the lower the performance.
✓ If your dust collector moves air quickly enough, use pipes with larger diameters to allow more air movement and less static pressure.
✓ If turns are required make them gradual and mild so that dust can easily travel through pipes.
Jay Tuttell is a hobbyist woodworker who specializes in crafting cabinets, tables, chairs, and other home furnishings.
With concerns about the health risks that are involved with wood dust, Jay reached out to us in need of a safe, efficient, and affordable system to transport harmful wood dust away from his working environment and into a collection area.
Our team helped Jay customize a Quick-Fit®, clamp together ductwork system for his workshop and saved him from spending additional money on design and installation.
As a manufacturer and distributor of Air Cleaning, Ducting, and Filtration products we are proud to have been identified as an essential business. We will remain open for business performing essential operations during this crisis, supplying industrial, military, and healthcare operations with our products. We are shipping orders on time, with no delay in manufacturing.
Our phone lines are open from 9am-5pm central time, Monday through Friday. Our staff is working remotely wherever possible and we will maintain a bare minimum staff on-site to perform basic operations of order processing and accounting. Our on-site staff will follow the appropriate best practices and guidelines set forth by OSHA's latest release of "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19."
These are unprecedented times and we are committed to protecting both our employees and our communities. Clean air has never been more important, and we're making sure our customers have everything they need. From those working from home who need high quality air filters, to the other essential businesses we supply products to, we're here for you.
We thank you for your support and your business and we hope that this will all be over soon.
Beginning February 12, 2021, Nordfab will include a 25% materials surcharge on all products.
Volatility in the steel industry has led to unprecedented steel price increases since August 2020, and this surcharge affects all Nordfab distributors & customers.
As Nordfab's largest distributor, we remain committed to bringing you the highest value products and services as well as to providing transparency related to our pricing.
We appreciate your understanding