Dust is the main Health and Safety Hazard in the Metals Industry.  The dangers of inhaling different metal dust really depends on the material you are working with.  Toxic metals, including "heavy metals," are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people's health. Some toxic, semi-metallic elements, include arsenic and selenium.  In very small amounts, many of these metals are necessary to support life. However, in larger amounts, they become toxic. They may build up in biological systems and become a significant health hazard.

Reactive and highly combustible powder metals are also used in the Metals Industry.  Finely divided metal powders, such as aluminum, magnesium and titanium can spontaneously combust causing a fire and/or explosion.

PrestiVac Vacuum Cleaner Systems are specifically designed to safely vacuum and collect the hazardous dusts generated in the Metals Industry. Here is a list of different applications. Please click on your application so you can see the different models we have available for you: