For the past several decades, dust collection has become imperative to manufacturing processes in facilities throughout a wide variety of industries. Without a dust collection process in place, a buildup of dust in any facility can result in many hazardous situations. Silica exposure puts employees at risk of several serious diseases. Even worse, dust explosions cause very destructive accidents. Dust collectors are used to prevent these dangerous and deadly situations.
A dust collector is a mechanical device used to remove dust from an air stream as a form of pollution control or material reclamation. Dust collectors can be found in power plants, steel mills, chemical plants, foundries, woodworking shops, machine shops, mines and quarries, fiberglass plants, grain silos, food processing, pharmaceuticals, furnaces, laboratories and more. To learn more about specific applications in these industries refer to our case studies.
As technology and filtration techniques have improved, dust collection has changed and evolved to become more sophisticated, and at times complex. To ensure proper dust collection, certain information is required when selecting dust collectors such as: airflow (CFM), temperature, pressure, humidity of airflow, dust description, removal efficiency require and material of construction required. To fit every variation there are several dust collection products offered and they are listed below.
- Cartridge Collectors
- Cyclone Dust Collectors
- ESP (Electro Static Precipitator)
- Wet Scrubbers
- Dust Collection Valves
Baghouses and cartridge collectors are the most common dust collection methods, but depending on the application, a cyclone, wet scrubber, or ESP may be a better solution for your application. For example, cyclones require less maintenance and utilities and Aerodyne's S-Collector can handle abrasive, hydroscopic, wet, sticky fibrous applications. Often a dust collector is used to filter material in front of cartridge filters or baghouses to extend life and lower maintenance expenses.
Picking the right dust collection product saves money and future headaches! To get the full details on which dust collection product best fits your application, download the Dust Collector Handbook.