12 Benefits of Dust Control Curtains
Installing a dust curtain is one of the options you have if you want to control dust in your facility and/or create an area that is free from contamination. Why should you choose to install a dust control curtain over other options that are available, however, and are dust control curtains effective?
The following 12 benefits of dust control curtains will give you the answers you need.
1. Prevents Contamination from Dust
Let’s start with the most obvious – dust control curtains prevent areas in your facility or building from being contaminated by dust. They are a proven and highly effective dust control solution that is suitable for just about any situation or location.
2. Prevents Contamination from Fumes and Smoke
In addition to controlling dust, dust control curtains are also effective at preventing contamination from fumes and smoke.
This doesn’t apply to just workers either. On renovation projects in large buildings, for example, dust curtains can be installed to stop dust, fumes, and smoke from getting into areas of the building that are not part of the renovation but are instead being used as normal.
3. Protects the Health of Workers and Others
Dust and other contaminants can impact the health of workers and others in a number of different ways. This includes breathing in dust and the effect it has on the lungs and airways, plus dust can irritate the eyes and skin.
Fumes and smoke can also impact the health of workers and others. Dust curtains help to protect people from this danger too.
4. Stops Dust and Fumes from Becoming a Distraction to Workers
Dust can also be a nuisance. It gets in the way, it makes work areas and other locations untidy, and it can be a distraction to workers, preventing them from getting on with their normal duties.
5. Increases Productivity
Following on from the above point, dust curtains can increase productivity as workers are not distracted by dust. In addition, they don’t have to take steps to avoid dust and they don’t need to carry out as much cleaning in areas that are protected by the dust curtain.
6. Reduces the Impact Dust Can Have on Product Quality
Dust getting into a product at any stage of the production process can have a significant impact on product quality. This includes dust that contaminates raw materials right up to dust that affects the finishing process on the production line.
As ensuring consistent quality standards is crucial to production line effectiveness and overall profitability, the importance of this point cannot be overstated.
This is especially applicable in locations that deal with food, chemicals, medicines, high precision components, and other materials and products that are highly sensitive to contamination.
7. Mitigates the Dangers Presented by Dust
Dust is usually nothing more than an annoyance, although it can be a costly annoyance as illustrated in the previous point.
Dust can be dangerous too, though.
For a start, bacteria can be present on the surface of dust particles.
Also, dust particles can become charged, making dust flammable in certain situations. There are also conditions where dust can explode, making it even more dangerous.
8. Reduces the Need for Cleaning
If there is dust, you need to allocate resources to clean it. By containing and controlling dust and other contaminants, you make the cleaning process easier, more effective, and more efficient. You will also reduce the cost of cleaning.
9. Helps to Control Temperature
In addition to preventing dust and other contaminants from entering a protected area, dust curtains also help to control temperature. A good example is where dust curtains are used in refrigerators or freezers where they prevent contamination while also keeping hot air out and cold air in.
10. Easy to Install
Of course, dust curtains are not the only solution that is available that controls dust and other contaminants. Compared to all the other options, however, dust curtains are the easiest to install.
In addition, they are easy to adjust and move as the requirements of your business change.
Plus, there are options for a range of situations including food-grade dust curtains, options that repel insects, and dust curtains that reduce glare.
11. Reduces the Need for Expensive Dust Mitigation Solutions
Following on from the above point, the alternatives to dust control curtains are expensive. This includes building new walls or installing exhaust systems.
Installing dust curtains instead is the more cost-effective and flexible approach.
12. Takes Up a Minimal Amount of Space
Finally, while most dust curtains, including those we supply in Australia at Duraflex, are strong and durable, they are also thin so don’t take up much space in your facility.
In other words, dust curtains reduce the nuisance factor that dust often comes with.