Clean air in defence, military equipment and service centers

Dust, fume, oil mist, diesel exhaust are all common airborne contaminants within facilities that manufacturer or service defence equipment. Welding, metal working, grinding, finishing, composite processing or vehicle exhaust are all applications that create contaminant that workers need to be protected from. Many of these processes produce toxic contaminant that pose a significant worker risk when inhaled. Many of these materials are also considered combustible dust that create a risk of fire or explosion that must be mitigated.

Air filtration and vehicle exhaust solutions for military equipment manufacturing

As the world’s leading provider of industrial air filtration and vehicle exhaust equipment, we are your total solution provider for military equipment manufacturing and service facilities. With our broad solution range, experience and expertise we guide you through the challenges and help you improve the efficiency and safety of your workers, and facility.


What is meant by the arms industry?

The arms industry, also called the defence industry or military industry, consists of a wide range of manufacturing processes, commercial installations and service facilities. Here are a few examples of arms industries where dust and fume extraction are paramount:

  1. Weapons and Vehicles - Anything from simple arms, weapons and ammunition to more complex equipment like missiles, aircraft, drones, ships, armoured vehicles or even satelites. Processes welding, metal working, CNC machining, advanced materials, coatings and more are all common applications where effective filtration is essential.

  2. Gear and supplies - Clothing textiles, food processing and medical devices are some examples. Airborne dusts and fibres are common hazards to be controlled.

  3. Commercial Facilities - Training locations, laboraties, R&D centers and medical facilities could be included. Extraction of fumes, chemicals or aerosols are common within these locations.

  4. Service Centers - The service, maintenance and repair facilities are all very important parts of the military industry. Protecting workers during the repair work and from vehicle exhaust is critical.

Combustible dust challenges in the arms industry

Many of the materials used within military and defense products would be considered combustible dust. Metal dusts, titanium, composites, aluminum and powders all pose a significant fire or explosion threat. It is imperative to capture and filter the dust in accordance with the latest ATEX- or NFPA- standards to mitigate the risk it poses to workers and the facilities. Nederman's solutions, experience and expertise help manufacturers across all defence industries to stay compliant and reduce risks of fire and explosions.

Exposure to toxic weld fumes and smoke in military equipment manufacturing

Welding and metal fabrication are an important process for many military and defence products. Shipbuilding, aircraft, armoured vehicles all require heavy welding and generate a lot of smoke and fume. Weld fume has been found to be a Class I carcinogen and thus capturing and controlling these fumes is essential to ensure safe and productive working conditions. Nederman offers a wide range of solutions for local source capture, on-torch and ambient fume extraction for large assemblies that can reduce fume exposure and stay within acceptable exposure limits.

Protecting service and maintenance teams from hazardous vehicle exhaust and welding fumes

Servicing and maintaining military vehicles often requires operating them indoors. The diesel exhaust from these vehicles is a known carcinogen and presents a significant risk to the technicians and staff within the facility. We offer source exhaust extraction solutions and hose reels that prevent exposure for a wide range of vehicle and workshop arrangements.

For welding repair work, we also offers portable fume extraction equipment that can used for confined space or difficult to reach locations common in ship building industry.

Cybersecurity in the defence industry

For defence contractors, working with suppliers that take cyber security seriously is essential. Some governments are now mandating that suppliers follow procedures or obtain a 3rd party accrediation for their cyber security. Nederman takes this requirement seriously and has recently received our Cyber Essentials Accreditation within the UK and our Insight control automation panels are certified to IEC 62443-4-1. Nederman is committed to the contiuous investment required to stay ahead of these threats and strengthen our organisation and product offerings.

Clean air solutions for military equipment industries

We have all of your needs covered from weld fume extraction, to combustible dust handling, industrial housekeeping and even vehicle exhaust.

Combustible Dust Welding Fume Extraction Industrial Housekeeping Oil Mist Collection Exhaust Extraction Hose Reels, Cable Reels and Lubrication

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We have the solutions, expertise and experience to deliver clean air solutions to the defence industry

  • Industry Expertise and Experience - Clean air experts since 1944 with thousands of successful installations throughout the world.
  • Combustible Dust Expertise - Nederman is a global leader on ATEX and NFPA compliance and leverage that knowledge through teh design, installation and maintenance process.
  • Solution Range - Our range of exhaust and high vacuum dust collectors allow us to meet unique customer needs.
  • Quality and Reliability - Solutions engineered with high quality and realiability to ensure longevity and avoid costly downtime. ISO 9001 & 14001 Certified.
  • Global Presence - Regional sales offices and partner networks uniquely positions Nederman for supporting customers anywhere in the globe.
  • Sustainability - A committment to sustainble, clean air solutios that are energy efficient and reclaim waste material.

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We have extensive experience of various challenges in the different industries and our experts are very skilled, helpful and professional. With us, you can feel secure that we take care of you and your needs. You are always welcome to contact us regardless if you have a short question or a more complex and complicated one. A warm welcome to Nederman.

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