Aerodyne calls dust collection at the point of generation point-of-use dust collection.It has also been described as local dust collection. The benefits of installing point-of-use dust collection systems include:
Easy access to collect dust for re-use/recycling
Keeping material separated/minimizing contamination
Minimizing ductwork or minimizing dust flow through ductwork
Aerodyne’s compact cyclones are ideal for local dust collection.The cyclones can be used as small stand-alone systems or as local pre-filters.
Small Stand-alone Systems
Usually includes a hood, cyclone, exhaust fan, interconnecting ductwork, and option after-filter.
Often small enough so the system could be moved in-between use or between systems.
Keeps material separate
Prevents reactions of dis-similar materials
Allows re-use, recycling or packaging of materials
Local compact cyclones located after hoods or group of hoods offer the following benefits
Local access to dust for re-use, recycling or packaging
Minimized dust flow through ductwork, which:
Extends the life of ductwork by minimizing erosion
Extend the life of the main dust collector filters or minimizes water usage in wet scrubbers
Help prevents dust buildup in the ductwork which can cause low air flow at the hoods and is a fire/explosion hazard.
US pharmaceutical company manufactures a variety of products
Wanted to install dust collection where each product dust could be collected and weighed
Installed GPC cyclones for each clean room so they could capture dust before it went to cartridge collectors
Get around 90% dust removal in GPC cyclone with the balance in the filters of the cartridge collector
The compact GPC allows the cyclone to be installed in clean room(s)thereby workers don’t need to disrobe from clean scrubs to measure dust collected in the batch