Jewelry Makers who utilize silver soldering, welding, epoxy resins, solvents, sanding, polishing chemicals, electroplating, and many other forms of art creation are very aware of the respiratory hazards involved. Fumes and debris are often a standard by-product of jewelry-making processes, from bead-making to metal-working.
In regard to studio safety, an article on http://www.jewelryartistmagazine.com/ [Click here for the article] explains that “There are two basic ways to protect your lungs — good ventilation and an appropriate respirator. Adequate ventilation can be expensive, but the benefit to your lungs cannot be overrated.”
Sentry Air Systems has been working with jewelry-makers for several years to improve respiratory safety in their commercial and in-house shops. As a company, we believe in air purification and fume extraction equipment that effectively captures airborne pollutants at the source before they are able to disperse into the room or into the operator’s respiratory zone (source-capture equipment).
We offer several fume extraction configurations that cater to individual preference. Among these are portable bench-top units, floor units, wall-mounted units and hood-style units. All of these configurations are designed to capture harmful pollutants and direct them into the filter chamber, which is equipped with high-quality filtration media depending on the type of jewelry-making processes you utilize the most. HEPA filtration [up to 99.97% efficiency on particles .3 microns and larger], Activated Carbon, and Specialty-blended filter media are among the most common filtration options. Fumes are purified within this chamber before they are released back into the immediate room. With Sentry Air purfication systems, there is no need to duct outside (which can be quite costly).
Featured below are Sentry Air’s most popular units selected by jewelry makers: