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How can a laser user ensure they are following the laws of fume extraction?

When using a vent-to-outdoor system, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must be satisfied that the contaminated air being emitted to the outdoor environment, and the equipment used, is in compliance with current standards. This can be a lengthy process involving permit applications, testing, equipment evaluations, and regulatory paperwork. You can usually avoid the EPA altogether by using an engineered filtered fume extractor that does not emit pollution to the outdoors at all (e.g., Purex, BOFA, or Filtrabox engineered fume extractors).

 

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Chau Vo

Chau Thien Vo is an inventor, industrial designer, and is the VP of Engineering and Operations for PAT Technology Systems. Chau brings 20 years of extensive experience in designing air purification and fume extraction systems, having worked in both North America and Europe. He blends design, engineering, product marketing, and creative thinking strategies in leading PAT's technical team to consistently output innovations that clean air.

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