There are many advantages to utilizing an Ambient Air Filtration, or General Ventilation system
- It works to clean the entire volume of air in the room or building.
- It cuts down on maintenance costs like changing out of HVAC filters, heating and cooling coils stay cleaner, electric motors last longer due to operating in a cleaner environment, and more.
- The Ambient Filtration units can be located ‘out of the way’, for example around the perimeter of the room, or placed in a column line. This is because they do not have to be located directly above the fume source, to be effective.
- The units can be moved and re-positioned very easily to allow for changing floor plan layouts, or varying workflow configurations. This is because they do not have to be connected to fixed duct work.
- They do not require constant adjustment like a fume arm to be effective.
- It leaves the space overhead open, for free movement of cranes and materials.
- Units are essentially set and forget, for remote fume control.
- The number of units required is dependent on the air volume enclosed inside the room (H x W x D), and by how many pounds of weld wire are consumed (or rate of fume generation from other processes).
- Caution must be used when using ambient air filtration for Stainless Steel applications, to ensure the Permissible Exposure Levels are met. (see information on Manual Welding)