Fume and Odor Containment

Control odor and fumes
Enhance ventilation
Safeguard people and products

Benefits of Fume and Odor Containment

    HOW ODOR AND FUME CONTROL CURTAINS WORK

    Zoneworks® Industrial Odor and Fume Control Curtains by Rite-Hite work to keep fumes or odors in their designated area to minimize the risk to your employees or products. 

    How Curtain Walls Help with Odor Control

    -Prevent products from experiencing cross contamination from other fumes or odors

    Installing flexible fabric walls helps prevent unwanted odors from one ingredient or product from effecting another. They also improve employee comfort since the walls minimize harsh odors from reaching people working in other production or storage areas.

    Understanding Fume Control

    -Protect the health and safety of your employees

    Fumes cannot be allowed to build up in concentration as this is dangerous to employees, and therefore some active method of removal must be incorporated. Our light-weight SCL Fabric Curtain Walls and heavy-weight SCH Fabric Curtain Walls can help with this by shrinking the size of the space that needs to be exhausted, which helps make the exhaust equipment more efficient.

    INDUSTRIES SERVED

    Zoneworks® Industrial Fabric Curtains are an effective way to control odor/fumes and are beneficial across industries.

    • Food – Separate raw ingredients or finished packaged goods from strong odors, such as isolating onions from mushrooms or other food products
    • Manufacturing – Capture or direct smoke, haze, fumes, etc. from a process to ventilation outlets and air scrubbers

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Q: How do fume control walls help exhaust systems be more efficient?

    A: By themselves, curtain walls (just like permanent hard walls) may not be sufficient for fume control applications. Fumes cannot be allowed to build up in concentration, and therefore some active method of removal must be incorporated. How curtain walls can help, however, is by shrinking the size of the space that needs to be exhausted, which helps make the exhaust equipment more efficient. Reducing the volume of the space to be exhausted means lower volume air flow is needed, and better fume capture is achieved due to less turbulent airflow.

    Q: What safety steps should be taken when using odor control curtain walls?

    A: Applications involving volatile, flammable liquids and their vapors present a special hazard. Care must be taken to eliminate potential sources of ignition within any fume control system in these applications. Curtain walls, whether sliding or stationary, should be of a design to prevent static electricity build-up and electrostatic discharge. Track, hangers, trolleys, and curtains need adequate grounding and continuity. Electro-mechanical components of any volatile fume control system must be designed and constructed as explosion proof (explosion proof motors/blowers, sealed conduit, explosion proof junction and control boxes, etc.).

    Q: Can curtain walls be installed between racking?

    A: Yes, in most cases you do not have to remove the racking. You may have to remove the rack support brackets depending on their spacing, but then simply drop our curtain wall panels in the flue space between the racks. If rack support is required, you can make a small penetration in the curtain panels and re-install the rack support brackets through the curtain panels to maintain the seal and structural integrity of your racking.

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