Industrial containment systems allow industries to carry out various manufacturing and packaging operations and experiments. Taking the form of glove boxes, they offer optimum protection against contamination for all handling of dangerous products or substances. How are they designed and which ones should you choose? Find out the answers here.

Why Contain your Processes with Industrial Containment?

Industrial containment enables the successful manufacture and production of industrial products, involving processes that may be chemical or mechanical, or both. When the products handled present risks to the environment or are dangerous to humans, it is necessary to contain them. The same is true for companies operating in the industrial pharmaceutical sector, especially when the process requires a sterile environment to avoid contamination.

Containment systems act as a protective device, providing the working environment. They have two main functions and must be designed in accordance with current safety standards.

Their first function is the protection of personnel and the environment. They isolate products or substances that may expose operators to dangerous phenomena or accident risks (handling of radioactive elements, cleaning of asbestos-contaminated parts, metal powders, etc.).

Their second function is to protect the process. They contain sensitive products and substances in order to protect the process from atmospheric conditions (3D printing, laser or titanium welding, manufacture of oxygen-sensitive fuels, etc.).

How are They Designed and How Do You Choose Them?

Typically, industrial containment structures are made of stainless steel, with transparent sides where handling gloves are attached. This allows personnel to access the protected area from the outside. The internal conditions of the contained materials can be regulated and controlled. A communication system allowing the transit of parts to be assembled, elements to be protected or products to be handled, is integrated into the containments. They incorporate a safety system which, in the event of anomalies or leaks, is triggered automatically, thus providing optimum protection for industrial applications.

So :

  • If you want to protect your staff and the environment during your routine industrial processes, the vacuum containment is the most recommended.
  • If you want to offer protection to processes or products, the overpressure containment is the best solution.
  • For your specialised industrial processes with specific constraints, you can opt for customised, made-to-measure containment.

Multi-purpose industrial containments or glove boxes are available and can provide triple protection: for personnel, products and the environment. The containment requirements also depend on the class of risks that may be involved. The safety standards for the relevant sector must be respected in the design of the device.

The G(Mega): One of the Industrial Containment Systems that Jacomex Offers

The Jacomex brand has a worldwide reputation for the design and manufacture of containment technology. This large containment system is fully modular and is part of the Jacomex G(Mega) range. It is specially designed for industry and combines robustness, user comfort and performance. For various medical processes, welding and aircraft construction, robotic welding or 3D printing, this industrial containment enclosure is ideal. Compatible with controlled or inert atmosphere applications, the G(Mega) guarantees a high level of safety.