A patron sitting across the table from friends lighting a cigar in a bar lounge space while smoke emits.

Commercial & Industrial Smoke Removal

Smoke is a common byproduct of various applications, ranging from cigars, cigarettes, and other tobacco products to commercial and industrial processes like welding and cooking in commercial kitchens. Smoke consists of tiny particles and harmful chemicals, making it a major concern for indoor environments.

Exposure to smoke has been linked to various health problems, including respiratory issues, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer. Smoke not only presents health and safety risks but can also lead to unpleasant odors, damage to paint, surfaces, and furnishings, and creates an uncomfortable space for employees, patrons, and other building occupants.

Occupational safety regulations require employers to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Smoke removal is essential for complying with these regulations, maintaining good indoor air quality, and ensuring the health and well-being of employees and occupants. Air filtration systems and fume extractors are designed to provide smoke eater solutions across a range of applications.

Smoke Eater Solutions

For bars, VFW halls, nightclubs, and similar business establishments, secondhand smoke is a primary concern because it contains over 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of which are toxic. Effective smoke removal can significantly reduce asthma attacks and other respiratory issues.

In commercial kitchens or cooking spaces, smoke is inevitable because of the high temperatures and cooking methods. Smoke in commercial kitchens can compromise food quality and safety. Long-term exposure to kitchen smoke can lead to chronic health issues for kitchen staff, including respiratory problems, eye irritation, and skin conditions. Smoke removal is crucial for protecting the quality and safety of food prepared in commercial kitchens and ensuring the health and well-being of the staff.

Blue Ox Air Cleaners capture and filter smoke and other airborne contaminants using a blower/ fan and specialized filter media. Some units offer charcoal filters for odor control, others offer charcoal banks for heavy odor control. These smoke eater systems reduce 95% of contaminants by exchanging the air in a space 8x per hour. Placement and configuration recommendations are based on equipment capacity, room size, and load factors.

Welding and other industrial machining processes generate smoke and fumes that contain hazardous substances. Prolonged exposure to these fumes can result in serious health issues such as metal fume fever, nervous system conditions, and cancer. Effective smoke removal helps reduce the volume of contaminants in the airstream to keep welders and machine operators safe and protected.

FumeXtractors provides a range of solutions for smoke removal in welding and machining workshops and plants. FumeXtractors welding smoke eater solutions are designed by industry experts to protect machine operators by effectively extracting harmful fumes and smoke at or near the source. From fume arms and downdraft tables to welding booths and portable fume extractors, FumeXtractors products deliver high-quality standards and long-lasting performance.

The health risks and negative impact associated with smoke in indoor spaces highlight the importance of effective smoke removal solutions. Whether in bars, commercial kitchens, or industrial settings, systems like Blue Ox Air Cleaners and FumeXtractors play a vital role in ensuring comfort and safety. By capturing and filtering smoke and contaminants, these solutions contribute to safer, healthier environments, aligning with health regulations and improved air quality.


Blue Ox commercial smoke eater installed in a bar to remove cigarette and tobacco smoke and odors.

Blue Ox air filtration system in commercial kitchen to remove odors and smoke.

FumeXtractors welding booths and fume extraction arms installed in a highschool welding workshop to remove fumes and smoke.

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