More sustainable, safer and more comfortable: new asecos hazardous materials workstation

June 27, 2023

With the new “GAP-LINE-ECO” model, asecos has not only revised the workstation (GAP) not only from a technical point of view, but also in terms of sustainability. sustainability. The GAP has already been established on the market for many years and is used in numerous sectors such as industry and trade as well as in laboratories.
industry and trade as well as in laboratories for working with hazardous substances. Almost 30 years ago, the Hessian expert for the storage and collection of hazardous substances introduced the first GAP.

Hazardous substance workplaces offer the best solution when it comes to decanting, gluing or cleaning work with hazardous substances, or when working safely. or cleaning work with hazardous substances or working safely with chemicals. The decisive factor vapours or gases are absorbed immediately at the point of emission or generation, before they can before they can harm health and the environment. The air ducting forms the heart of the hazardous substances workplace: it safely captures hazardous substance vapours that arise during work in the GAP and and transports them away from the person to the back of the baffle wall. There, defined openings convey the hazardous substances to the exhaust air system.

Sustainably optimised
One of the most important innovations therefore concerns the optimisation of the airflow. With the new
GAP-LINE-ECO, the exhaust air spigot diameter has been increased from 160 mm to 250 mm. Thus
the number of air outlets could even be reduced for various model sizes. Thanks to
the pressure loss is reduced by more than 50 percent, which means that the on-site fan is significantly smaller
fan can be significantly smaller, less powerful and thus more energy-efficient. In addition, a small, transparent screen was installed in the upper front area of the unit. As a result, the minimum volume flow that ensures sufficient fresh air in the GAP could be extra reduced by an extra large amount. This is illustrated by the following example: With a unit width of 1800 mm, only a minimum volume flow of 650 m³/h instead of 980 m³/h is required. The result: Significantly less exhaust air has to be extracted from the GAP, which also saves energy and thus saves costs.

More safety through small changes
As part of the energy optimisation of the GAPs, LEDs now illuminate the work surface. Compared to the old lighting with fluorescent tubes, power consumption is significantly reduced and the and the brightness on the work surface is more than doubled at the same time (>500 lux). To increase ease of use, the display elements have also been revised:

Thanks to the optimised design of the indicator lights and the unit head, the display is now easier to read better readable. Another new feature is the digital pressure monitoring: pressure loss values and air volumes can now be read conveniently via the asecos service app, without the need for manual intervention in the exhaust air line.

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