How much should you budget for an industrial dust collector?

Dust-Collector-Budget (1)Budgeting for large machines like industrial dust collectors often involves more than just the ticket price of the machine itself. Why?

For starters, every business has different needs to consider. Before we install a dust collector, we ask these simple, but important questions of our clients:

  • What is the application?
    The application type will affect the cost of the dust collector.

  • What type of dust are you dealing with and is it combustible (explosive)?
    If your dust is explosive, this will factor into the cost of the machine.

  • What size machine is needed?
    Cubic feet per minute (required air flow) must be determined before selecting an appropriately sized machine.

  • How will the dust be captured?
    A source capture, or point of pollution, filtration system catches fumes and particles right at the source, reducing the amount of fumes workers breathe in and preventing particles from spreading throughout your facility. An ambient air filtration system is centralized to service your entire facility and continually clean and reclean the air.

  • Where will the air be dumped?
    You have the choice of disposing air flow to the outside of your facility or returning it inside.

Once you’ve answered these initial questions, we can help you select the appropriate machine for your budgetary needs. But the process doesn’t stop there. Take into account two other critical factors that will affect your budget for installing an industrial dust collector, below.

Additional Costs Associated with Industrial Dust Collection

In order to determine your true industrial dust collector budget, you must also factor in installation and maintenance costs. Let’s break down what goes into these costs.

  1. Installation costs.
    Installing an industrial dust collector isn’t as simple as plugging it in and letting it do its job. At A.C.T., we work with local dealers to size and quote the additional ductwork needed to support appropriate air flow, electrical and wiring work, compressed air plumbing, concrete work and more.
  2. Maintenance costs.
    You will need to periodically replace filters depending on the type of industrial dust collector you have installed. The good news here is that filters are relatively inexpensive and don’t need to be changed often. Our team of experts is well-equipped to help you select the right dust collection system for any application, therefore increasing the efficiency of filters and other machine parts. If you’re unsure about whether your filter needs replaced, ask one of our experts.

You can also download our maintenance checklist to make sure your machine is functioning properly at all times.

Let’s revisit what you need to take into consideration for your industrial dust collection budget so far: cost of machine, installation costs and maintenance costs. It’s important to note that costs vary depending on the size of your machine, the type of dust you’re dealing with and where the air is being returned. Our high-performance dust collection systems are customizable to fit your needs.

What are the estimated starting costs of industrial dust collectors?

Each type of dust collection system comes in different sizes, is designed for different uses and can have special features added to it so that it operates at its highest efficiency. For more on what specifically goes into the price of your dust collector, check out our recent blog

With all that said, here’s where you can expect to start, price-wise, for each level of A.C.T. industrial dust collection system. Again, costs can vary depending on the size of the machine, your facility and your specific needs.

Small Units: $15,000 - $20,000

Units with a CFM range of 1,000 - 5,000 typically fall into this price range depending on the control type and fan that is required for the application.

Medium Units: $25,000 - $45,000

In this range, you’ll find industrial dust collectors with higher cartridge units, like our A.C.T. 3-12 unit. Machines in this mid-level price range will be larger units in the 6,000 to 10,000 CFM Range typically fall into this price category.

Large Units: $50,000 +

Larger centralized systems or dust collectors with complete Fire Protection systems will often fall into this category. The CFM Range associated with this category is 12,000 CFM and up from there.

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Now that you understand the different costs that go into purchasing and installing an industrial dust collector, it’s time to go over your budget. At the end of the day, you want an industrial dust collection system that creates a safer, healthier work environment and reduces equipment maintenance costs. Our tried-and-proven machines can help you achieve just that.

Take the next step and request a quote from us today and we'll determine the best dust collector for you and how to move forward with installation.

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