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How do I know if I need a dust collector in my facility?

Sometimes the need for a dust collector in a facility is more obvious than others.  Dust collection systems are very important to the health and safety of your employees

Why is a Solenoid Heater Kit Important?

The cleaning system on a pulse-type dust collector relies on compressed air.  Compressed air often contains small amounts of moisture.  When cold weather settles in, the combination of cold metal and moisture creates a problem for your pulse clean solenoids.

How Duct Design Can Affect Dust Collector Performance

It is not uncommon for people to think their dust collector is not working correctly when the reality is that the  duct design is adversely affecting performance.  Properly sizing the dust collector for the application is critical, but the proper duct design ultimately determines whether the final installed dust collector meets your needs. 

Central System vs Portable Units

Are you one of those companies with numerous portable dust collectors sprinkled throughout your operation?  We can help you determine what type of dust collection your facility needs as it is an important calculation to get right.  There are reasons that a central dust collection system can give you a better result. 

Avoiding Dust Collector Fires

Dust collector fires appear in the news frequently; ACT Dust Collectors doesn’t want you to become the next headline!

Inspection Log & Maintenance Check List for Dust Collectors

If you have a dust collector at your facility, we recommend a daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly maintenance checklist. Simple cleaning and maintenance tasks can extend not only improve the performance of your unit but can extend the life of your system. What should be done and when? Click the link below for a general guideline to keep your ACT Dust Collector working at its...

What Is Static Pressure?

Technically speaking, static pressure is defined as the pressure of a fluid on a body when the body is at rest relative to the fluid. A simpler way to think of it is as the resistance created by a dust collection system and its associated duct work. In the dust collector world, static pressure is generally measured in inches of water in a water gauge.

The Benefit of Buying a Dust Collector Built in the USA

There are many different reasons for choosing to buy American-made products, including Dust Collectors. US jobs, less carbon footprint, less pollution, and quality. One of the main reasons for a dust collector is TIME.

Is your facility ready for the new OSHA rules? Learn how a Dust Collector can help!

New regulations regarding dust

What Type of Fan Should I Be Considering for my Dust Collection System?

There are many options to consider when choosing a fan for your new dust collection system. The most commonly used fans in dust collectors are the Radial blade fan, the BI (backward inclined) fan, the BC (backward curved) fan and the airfoil fan. Each fan wheel has its own characteristics and performance limitations. 

How Do Pulse Clean Systems Work?

A reverse pulse (often called a pulse jet or reverse jet) filter cleaning system is a simple action that has significant results.  A simple explanation of a reverse pulse filter cleaning system is as follows: in normal dust collector operation, air flows from the outside of the filter media to the center of the filter.  The dust is filtered out and left on the outside surface...

Why Is My Dust Collector Not Performing Properly?

Why is my dust collector not performing properly? It could be as simple as the system is undersized, you have added process equipment as your business grows and the existing system will not handle it. This is just one example, there are many reasons why your system may not be performing as designed.