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OXYL8 Captor Hood Calculation Apps for iPhone and Android

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OXYL8 have developed a free LEV App for Android and iPhones which will (using Fletcher’s Equations) calculate the Hood Entry Velocity required for any shape of Captor Hood. The equations cannot be run backwards eg to determine Captor Distance (trust me several uni maths people have tried! :-)) but by typing in different distances into…

HSE RR900 “Visualisation & Control of Solder Fume Exposure”

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The full title of this HSE research Report is in fact “Visualisation & Control of Solder Fume Exposure – a Quantitative Assessment of LEV Effectiveness”. Published in 2011 by HSE, the document was prepared by HSL. From the introduction to the Research Report:- “Colophony or Rosin Based Solder Flux Fume is a known cause of…

Dust Removal Filters for Combustible Dusts

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Very useful guide, clearly set out and with simple but effective diagrams from the Filtration Group. This information sheet looks at ATEX compliant filters for removing dusts. Click on the URL link below to be able to download a pdf copy:-

Video – “How to Measure Captor Hood Control Distance?”

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Latest OXYL8 LEV training video (Sept 17) on YouTube discusses the ways in which we can approach the verification of the Control Distance of a particular Captor Hood. More usually we use smoke release on the centreline out from the hood face until the first ‘whisp’ of smoke is not controlled.  From there most surveyors…

Video – “Captor Hoods – Basic Principles and Design Theory/Equations”

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Latest OXYL8 LEV training video (Aug 17) on YouTube which provides an introduction to the basic operational principles of Captor Hoods and an outline of the mathematical theory for Captors. Fletchers Nomogram equations are discussed and reference made to an OXYL8 (free to download) Excel spreadsheet which will do all the hard number crunching for…

HSE Guide P40: Wide-Format Printing with UV-Curable Inks (Ozone)

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This HSE Guidance Leaflet, which was published in 2005 describes good practice for digital (ink-jet) printing on machines up to 3.2 metres wide, using UV-curable inks. It advises the use LEV (extraction) for any Ozone produced by the process.

HSE Guide P7: Printing with UV Curable Inks and Coatings

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HSE Guide for Printing Industry, published in 2005 describes good practice for printing with UV-curable inks where the ink-curing lamps generate ozone. It discusses the use of LEV for controlling any ozone produced in the process.

HSG 258 CONTROLLING AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS AT WORK – A GUIDE TO LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (LEV) – copy

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Second Edition, Published by HSE 2011 This is HSE’s current guide on LEV and related topics.  Here you will find recommended Duct Velocities, Captor Velocities, Face Velocities, and other design criteria. The various types of hoods, filters, fans and discharges are all described. Sections on Manuals and Log Books, LEV Examination and Testing protocols and…