Composites Central


Reply
Old 07-23-2016, 09:15 PM   #1
20_rc51_00

Composites Expert
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,046
Thanks: 37
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts



Default Air purifiers in work room?

I'm looking to do some composites in the house/garage/basement-room with some epoxy, and possibly some in IMC polyurethanes, but nothing sprayed rather brushed. The only chemical that would have any potential off gassing would be the polyurethane clear coat. Any one know of a good air filtration system that I could use in a 250sqft room with the doors closed that would clean the air? I would use a respirator in the room but want to have the air cleaned in the room as I work so as not to have any smells coming into the house.

I have come across this which seems promising http://www.usairpurifiers.com/airpur...html#more-info

It has a 26Lb activated carbon filter. Is this type of fitration adequate for cleaning the air of VOC's that might offgass from brush coatings?

By any estimate how long would the lifespan be of a 26Lb activated carbon filter in hours?
20_rc51_00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 08:48 AM   #2
Infused

Composites Expert
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 256
Thanks: 69
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts



Default

In for some answers too.

I typically do the nasty poly stuff outside and infuse inside. I just bought a little home filter though for that room I infuse in. I also wear a mask when cutting carbon inside and keep that filter running to collect any loose strands that may fly in the air.
Infused is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 02:16 AM   #3
Hanaldo

Composites Expert
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Australia, WA
Posts: 765
Thanks: 1
Thanked 168 Times in 148 Posts



Default

Jeez I really have to advise against cutting carbon fibre inside... Not just because of the obvious health risks of inhaling the dust directly, but also the fact that carbon dust is conductive and it WILL destroy any electrical items that it gets into. And trust me, the stuff gets absolutely everywhere.
Hanaldo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
air, purifiers, room, work

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:23 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design