Want to learn more about wet collectors?

Find out more today

Request More Information

Request FREE LEV Assessment

We'll help your business become HSE compliant

Request a FREE Assessment today

Request My FREE Assessment


Wet Collectors & Wet Scrubbers

Wet collectors (commonly known as wet scrubbers too) are designed to capture and filter dust particles. Wet collectors adopt a self, wet scrubbing' motion to wet, capture and filter even the very fine dust particles from the air stream.

A wet extractor provides an efficient and effective way of disposing of obnoxious fumes and dust which arise within the workplace and are manufactured to cope with the heavy burden of flammable dust.

Wet scrubber dust collectors are renowned for their robustness and are unlike many other units available on the market. This is because they have few moving parts, filters or sprays to contend with which allows them to maintain their original suction pressure rates, even under the toughest of conditions.

How Does a Wet CollectorWork?

How Does a Wet Collector Work?
How Does a Wet Collector Work?

Wet collectors have a fan integrated into the top of each unit. They pull polluted air through an LEV system to capture dust particles through a wet collection method. The wet collector uses centrifugal forces to pull both contaminated air and water up through a series of fixed baffles (or also commonly known as scrubbers) from the water chamber located at the bottom of the unit.

Baffles are shaped as curved blades and as high-velocity air flows through the system, a scrubbing liquid solution curtain (consisting of thousands of water droplets) is created and captures even the finest of dust particles. The scrubbing solution is made up of a mix of water and a biocide to help prevent against legionnaires' disease.

Air is purified by mixing with the dust contaminated water with the scrubbing liquid droplets in the dust collectors to capture dust. As the droplets (containing captured dust particles) collide and are reintroduced with scrubbing solution in the baffles, the dense metal dust fall to the back down the baffles and are collected in the water chamber. An additional filtration layer ensures that small water droplets or water vapour doesn't reach the fan.

Wet dust settles at the bottom of the water chamber and creates a packed bed of sludge. This should regularly be collected, agitated and discharged via the water relief valve to reduce the risk of pressure drops. Clean air is discharged from the top of the unit back into the works atmosphere.

入站airfl湿收藏家仔细平衡ow of the LEV system with the water pressure and the fan pressure to harmoniously scrub the air of the finest dust particles.

What Are Wet ScrubbersUsed For?

Wet system scrubbers are the ideal solution for filtering and collecting combustible dust produced from processes such as grinding, fettling, linishing, de-burring, polishing and trimming from metals such as Aluminium, Magnesium, Titanium, Zirconium, Lithium and Tantalum. Metal dust generated from these processes is classified as explosive.

Wet collectors mitigate the risk of dust explosions and fires, as if they were to form a cloud, they could ignite. Other combustible particulate matters include a wide range of materials, including, sugar, coal, wood, grain, certain metals, synthetic organic chemicals and any other material that can burn and exists in a fine powdered form. A wet extractor significantly reduces the risk of explosions and fires to keep workers safe - They'll also help you become HSE compliant.

Wet Scrubbers also meets OSHA and NFPA regulations for dust removal located inside buildings, they can recirculate in-plant, tempered air to conserve energy.

What do theHSEState?

HSE HSG103 Mock Up
HSE HSG103 Mock Up

In HSE’sHSG103: Safe Handling of Combustible Dust: Precautions Against Explosions, it states that: “Dusty areas will extend far away from the original source of dust release, as air currents will carry the finest of dust particles considerable distances and settle in high and low places. To prevent the dispersion of dust, the HSE recommends a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system to capture dust at-source.”

Wet collection systems are mandated byNFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard 4842006 regulations for the effective filtration of potentially explosive metal dust. These controls are also often stipulated and required under theDangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations(DSEAR), the94/9/EC Directive(also known as 'ATEX 95' or 'the ATEX Equipment Directive') andControl of Substances Hazardous to Health(COSHH) Regulations 2002.

TheRightDust Extraction Solution for Your Needs

Auto Extract Systems can help specify and design the right杜t extraction systemsfor your business's requirements. We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about ourLEV Installationsservice.

ACompleteLEV System

A wet extractor should be utilised in conjunction with one of ourcentrifugal fansto vent the captured fumes either directly to the atmosphere or depending on the working process.The cleaned air can then be returned to the atmosphere via a high-velocity cowl, as perHSG258: Controlling Airborne Contaminants at Work: A Guide to Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV).

To find out more about wet collectors and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to ourb0b体育app section. To arrange a free site assessment, call us on+44 (0)1942 267444or click the yellow Request Information button above.

Learn How We helped BusinessesLike Yours

Case Study Mock Up
Case Study Mock Up

To find out more about the latest LEV installations we've been working on, check out ourbob体育苹果手机下载section.

Request yourFREELEV Site Assessment Today!

We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email.

We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!

这是一个惊人的服务我们成千上万的businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive workshops to schools, colleges and military establishments.

Request your FREE, no-obligation LEV site assessment today!


WhyChoose Us?

Auto Extract Systems is the UK’s leading Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) company. Over the last 20 years, we've helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces.

As experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors. Find out more about usb0b体育app下载ios .

WhyWork With Us?

celebrating 20 years’ of service

Celebrating 20 Years’ of Service

experts across multiple industries

Experts Across Multiple Industries

high quality lev design, supply & installation

High Quality LEV Design, Supply & Installation

affiliate bohs member & fully accredited with chas, iso and more!

Affiliate BOHS Member & Fully Accredited With CHAS, ISO and More!

12 month installations warranty

12 Month Installations Warranty

free lev site assessments, uk-wide

Free LEV Site Assessments, UK-Wide

Other Dust Extraction Systems You Might Be Interested In....




Want to know more?DownloadOur LEV Supplier Checklist

Find out more about our capabilities, accreditation and expertise.

Download LEV Supplier Checklist

For expert advice on your requirements contact our team:


Want to know more?DownloadOur Your Ultimate Guide to LEV Testing and Maintenance

Find out more about our capabilities, accreditation and expertise.

Download Your Ultimate Guide to LEV Testing and Maintenance

For expert advice on your requirements contact our team:


Want to know more?DownloadOur Company Profile

Find out more about our capabilities, accreditation and expertise.

Download Company Profile

For expert advice on your requirements contact our team: