Point-of-Use Dust Collection
What is Point-of-Use Dust Collection?
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