Your LEV System
Capture devices (hoods, arms, booths, etc.) collect airborne contaminants where they are created. Transfer systems (ducting, piping, etc.) carry the contaminants away from the process, and a collection device (e.g. a filter unit) cleans the extracted air.
Dustcheck can design, install and commission an LEV system that will suit your requirements. Fully qualified engineers from fellow Absolent Group company Filtermist will fulfill all Dustcheck commissioning contracts, as well as providing approved LEV testing and servicing for equipment manufactured and supplied by Dustcheck. Filtermist can also provide LEV Testing and service for a wide range of air filtration equipment from other manufacturers.
Once installed it is your responsibility by law to ensure your system continues to work properly. You will need to regularly check and maintain the LEV and have it ‘thoroughly examined and tested’.
Are you testing enough?
By law, your LEV system must be kept in efficient working order and also have a periodic thorough examination and test and for most processes a LEV test will be required approximately every 14 months. However, for some processes your equipment may need testing as frequently as every month!
This handy table means you can check that you’re complying with LEV regulations:
|Processes in which blasting is carried out in or incidental to the cleaning of metal castings in connection with their manufacture||Every month|
|Jute cloth manufacture||Every month|
|Processes, other than wet processes, in which metal articles (other than gold, platinum or iridium) are ground, abraded, or polished using mechanical powder, in any room for more than 12 hours a week.||Every 6-months|
|Processes giving of dust or fume in which non-ferrous metal castings are produced.||Every 6-months|