Five Dust Collectors On The Roof of A Large Manufacturing Plant

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A.C.T. Dust Collectors' dealer was approached by a large manufacturing facility in Connecticut in need of several new industrial dust collection systems for a metal working environment.

The project was presented to A.C.T. by one of their top dealers to assist with the industrial dust collection and air quality control in the complete build out of an old Cold War era building that was set to be the future home of a precision metal component manufacturer. The building was previously a Pratt and Whitney manufacturing plant that covered 250,000 square feet. Because of the era this facility was built in, everything was designed to last – strong and solid!



As the manufacturer prepared for the move to their new facility, they realized that their outdated Donaldson Torit systems were no longer going to be adequate dust collection solutions.

By working with A.C.T. Dust Collectors and their dealer, they considered numerous factors including:

  • The application and type of dust within the facility
  • The number of machines producing the dust and debris
  • The square footage of the facility

Based on these factors the engineers and the design team settled on the following units for the complete install on the project:

(2) ACT 3-24 Dust Collectors, custom Twin City Fans, airlocks, and an energy efficient VFD Controls

(1) ACT 4-16 Dust Collector, top mount fan, airlock, and an energy efficient VFD Control

(1) ACT 3-6 Dust Collector, top mount fan, airlock, and an energy efficient VFD Control

(1) ACT 2-8 Dust Collector, top mount fan, airlock, and an energy efficient VFD Control



Once the project started to take shape, the engineers at A.C.T. Dust Collectors and the dealer began to consider where to install the dust collectors.  Due to the size of the facility and the need for the dust collectors to be outdoors, it was a challenge to find a suitable location.  Then the team began to consider installing the dust collectors on the roof of the building. The team considered the following factions:

  1. Facility Layout – The location of the production machinery producing the dust in relation to where the dust collection system would be located while considering for lean manufacturing processes within the operation.
  2. Cost Savings – Placing multiple units on the roof would strategically put them closer to the source of the dust. This would reduce the static pressure requirements for the overall job.

After consulting with the dealer and the customer, it was determined that placing the A.C.T. Dust Collectors on the roof was the best choice. As it turns out, the roof of this facility was originally designed strong!  So strong it could withstand a potential attack during the cold war; and in turn strong enough to handle the weight of multiple heavy duty A.C.T. Dust Collectors without compromising the structural integrity of the building. Large cranes were used to reach the center of the facility. 

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At A.C.T. Dust Collectors, they worked to provide the industrial dust collectors in a timely and efficient manner. This meant coordinating design work, getting the units on site, coordinating with their team for install, and providing the follow up support to ensure everything was working as it should be.

Industrial dust collection systems from A.C.T. Dust Collectors are installed all over North America in many applications. This experienced team has the knowledge and skills required to help you resolve the dust problem at your facility using the most quick and efficient method for your plant. Discuss your dust collection needs with the engineering team at A.C.T. Dust Collectors today.


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