Bespoke Extraction for Chemical Facilities

Pioneering ductwork for ambitious chemicals businesses

With an ever-changing body of rules and regulations to keep up with, biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical facilities must anticipate regulatory changes at any time. A growing number of chemical businesses are investing in facility exhaust systems to boost and improve their current health, safety, and processes, lending themselves to positive impact and change in the workplace. We offer extraction solutions for chemical facilities to ensure that your business is performing at its best, risk free.

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Problems facing chemical businesses

Without corrosion-resistant ducting solutions in place, chemical businesses have the potential to unintendedly host fire and explosions. Of course, this makes onsite facilities extremely hazardous – with the use of solvents, dust and flammable liquids often being the culprit. In these instances, contamination is also a potential risk, which affects production, storage, and cleanroom areas.

Our reliable, chemical extraction solutions have helped many chemical businesses stay safe and fully functional – ensuring a pleasant working environment for your staff.

Design Considerations

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Systems and ductwork should be designed to ANSI/AIHA Z9.2-2001 standards and maintain negative pressure within all portions of the ductwork inside the building when the system is in operation

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Exhaust system ductwork should meet Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA, 1985) standards – depending on the system

Corrosion resistant

Exhaust ductwork should be fire and corrosion resistant and selected based on its resistance to the primary corrosive element

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Exhaust system materials should be non-combustible if there is perchloric acid or similar oxidizing agents that pose a fire or explosion hazard are present

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Exhaust ductwork joints should be sealed to protect against a chemical attack


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We often recommend welded stainless steel type 316L, but it may not be appropriate for all chemicals and corrosives.

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Galvanised steel treated inside and out with a 4 ml thick coating of polyvinyl chloride, or a corrosion-resistant epoxy coating, may be an acceptable material for fume exhaust ductwork.

Choose an extraction system that your chemical facility can rely on with Airmatic

Get in touch with a member of staff on +44 (0)161 764 4004 so we can start creating your bespoke extraction system. Or, submit your request via our contact us page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Project Director

Athol Cameron

I can say I was very pleased with the installation Airmatic did for us on our odour abatement project. The design of the system quality of ductwork and the installation was first class all delivered on time and on budget.

Project Manager

The Airmatic team excelled in the delivery of our Vapour Extract system. Their stainless steel extract system was expertly manufactured and installed to a high standard

Project Engineer

Gerry Maher

Can I compliment you and your guys for an excellent standard of work, it puts an existing system manufactured by others to shame. Thank you also for your efficiency in delivering as promised, I know where to go for any future requirements

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