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Large scale welding fume extraction

PNEUVAY Engineering has fitted a high-capacity welding fume extraction plant to the Toyota ‘Unit Parts’ manufacturing plant at Altona, Victoria. The installation is situated outside the plant and is more than 25m long.

In what rates as the largest integrated installation of Donaldson Downflo collector technology in Australia, the design and fitout by Pneuvay utilised a Donaldson Torit DF04-80(x4) dust collector.

The system incorporates four individual 1200mm diameter ducts. Each of these ducts is installed with spark arresters to remove primary particulate. Dust and fume remnant is collected in 200L drum.

The system is designed to handle approximately 200,000m3/hr and incorporates 160 filter cartridges and a duplex 2x150kW fan arrangement.

All ducting and extraction technology supplied by Donaldson Australasia for this project was installed according to Australian Standards as well as Toyota’s stringent global benchmark on OH&S and environmental management.

Overall there is nearly 300m of ducting throughout the new building that draws fumes generated by the robotic welding activity.

Clean air is discharged into the atmosphere or directed back into the building (which has conditioned air).

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