Effective range ventilation is essential to provide a truly enjoyable shooting experience as well as to insure saety.
Plus, range owners seeking to expand their customer base can benefit because ventilation is a strong competitive differentiator in the eyes of their users.
Benefits to shooters from a well designed and properly functioning Range Ventilation System include -
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RANGE VENTILATION AS YOUR
The experts are unequivocal
on the subject!
National Shooting Sports Foundation:
“All air being exhausted from the range should be passed through a High Efficiency Particulate Filter (HEPA) or equivalent to insure that state or federal regulations for airborne lead are not violated.”
National Air Filtration Association: “Exhaust or re-circulated air must be filtered at the point of removal with a minimum of 99.97% High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter, per the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) recommended practice. All HEPA filters should be accompanied by a letter of certification or a label documenting that each filter has met the test requirements.”
Clear, smoke free air - System provides steady and even ("laminar") air flow at the firing line and throughout the range so that smoke and contaminants are removed from the shooter's breathing zone and rapidly drawn downrange.
Better Target sighting - Shooters have a clear shot at the targets.
Protection from lead fumes - System maintains a negative range pressure to the surrounding areas of the building to keep lead contaminants from entering the firing area or adjoining retail space.
A/C and climate control (if Applicable) - Depending on your climate, A/C can contribute to a comfortable shooting experience in all seasons and weather.