Requirements for Dust and Fume Extraction

Aerospace / Automotive

The aerospace and automotive industries have some similar needs for dust and particularly fume extraction systems, due to the use of composite materials used in the manufacture of both, such as:

  • Aluminium, lithium and titanium (all of which carry explosion risks)
  • Fibre glass
  • Carbon fibre

Composite materials emit fumes when they are worked on, in particular a compound called Styrene which is thought to be carcinogenic as well as being described as 'a suspected toxin to the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, and respiratory system'.

Aerospace Fume Extraction Systems

At Vent-Tech, we have considerable experience in these areas,  having  designed and installed extraction systems for Rolls Royce, Airbus and Cranfield University (which needed to remove the dust from its crash impact tests on carbon fibre components).


If you need independent impartial advice on extracting fumes safely from an aerospace based environment call us on 01179 712163.