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Indoor Shooting Range Ventilation Requirements & Design Standards; Air Filtration System & More

The ventilation is one of the most important aspects of an indoor shooting range. Where it can be a challenge for people to understand what information is accurate, it has many misconceptions. We at Shooting Range Industries would like to take the opportunity to discuss the importance of range ventilation and clear up those misconceptions.

Indoor Shooting Range Design Specifications

1) Do the type of rounds shot impact the ventilation design?
The truth is does not matter what types of rounds of ammunition is being shot or the frequency in a small arms range. For all ranges regardless, a standard ventilation design works great.
2) The airflow speed in a range can vary between 50 feet per minute and 75 feet per minute at the firing line or lines.
To clear this one, the ideal range should be outlined for 75 feet per minute, at the firing line or lines. The result should be an air flow that is not below 50 feet per minute at any individual point.
3) Indoor shooting range air flow tests.
The fact is that when all air flow testing is done, the range should be empty. The testing and commissioning procedure on an empty range are the most accurate and ideal, which is proven to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exposure levels.

Indoor Shooting Range Design

For long term success of any indoor shooting range, the range ventilation is critical. When the weapon fired from the respiratory zones to everyone in the range, the primary purpose of ventilation is to remove contaminants that are created. From the friction of the lead slug leaving the gun barrel, lead styphnate are in the exploding primers and airborne led is produced. When a weapon fires, contaminants including carbon monoxide are also spawned as well. To remove these harmful elements from the air, the ventilation system plays an important role.
Properly installed and well-designed system is important because it retains the range at a negative pressure to the surrounding building space. In the range space, the contaminates will need to be contained. In addition to preserve the surfaces of the building and non-range spaces free of contamination, it prevents ingestion of the harmful particulates. A healthy and safe indoor range is ensured for customers and staff members as a result. Targets can be seen in addition to fellow shooters as the smoke is also removed with the ventilation system.

Custom Portable Indoor Shooting Ranges Made in the USA

Your system can keep the contaminants and particulates from hindering the success of your indoor range, with the right design of a ventilation of your indoor range, and is properly maintained. Call the specialists of Shooting Range Industries to discuss the options of your ventilation system and other important aspects and features. To accommodate your needs, we custom design shooting ranges of all sizes. Our experts can help you design the ultimate range, no matter if your range is for law enforcement, military personnel, security professionals, or open to the public. Contact us today to get started!

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