HEPA Vacuums and OSHA’s Standards
Mar 16, 2020
We’ve spoken before to the performance, and reliability of HEPA filtration in industrial vacuums. HEPA filters are known for their ability to capture airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns and contain them resulting in a successful and safe disposal process. It is crucial to contain these particulates considering they are small than the human eye can see. Being smaller than the human eye, we rarely know these particulates are present within a facility forcing us to be more susceptible to health defects.
Industrial Vacuum Equipment’s and Vactagon’s HEPA filters are known for being able to capture 99.97% of these particles. With this trapping rate, our HEPA filters can protect, and combatting the hazards present within facilities, before they can deplete workers' health.
HEPA filters are successful in their particulate trapping process due to the three stages of a HEPA filter. These three stages are:
Stage 1 – Impact: Particles are trapped by the impact.
Stage 2 – Interception: Stopped by an individual fiber.
Stage 3 – Diffusion: Redirected to nearby filter fibers.
Read more about the stages here.
The HEPA filtration innovative was pushed specifically once the threats of airborne crystalline silica dust became apparent. With silica dust being such a threat, as well as other varying airborne particulates, it is important to protect your facility and workers.
Consider using one of our Vactagon Vacuums with a true HEPA filter. These filters provide a sense of relief when putting workers in comparable environments, knowing whatever hazard was present before can be minimized. Contact us to purchase your own HEPA filter, and check out our infographic on the motion of particulates through a HEPA filter.