Ventilation of Composites Repair Facility McClellan AFB, CA
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Repairing damaged fiberglass, carbon and Kevlar composites generate dust and debris during sanding and grinding. While potentially only a skin and eye irritation hazard, control of the dust leads to more satisfied workers and a better product. Dust can be controlled through a set of ventilation exhaust systems to include high velocity low volume exhaust on the sanding tool, a downdraft sanding table, and a flex-hose dust exhaust system for large parts. This report describes those systems and other accessories useful in composite repairs.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Air Pollution and Control