Below, find answers to the most common questions about industrial dust collection systems and how to maintain your equipment to help ensure a safe working environment.
A dust collection system works by sucking air in from a given application and processing it through a filtering system so that particulate can be deposited into a collection area. Then the cleaned air is either returned to the facility or exhausted to the environment.
To determine the best industrial dust collector, the application is the most important thing to consider. The application that dust is being collected off of helps to determine what type of dust collection system is needed. Learn about more factors to consider when selecting an industrial dust collector here.
Common types of dust collectors include baghouse dust collectors and cartridge dust collectors. Baghouse dust collectors use long, cylindrical bags (or tubes) made of fabric to filter dust and particles. Cartridge dust collectors use a pleated cartridge filter instead of bags.
A Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) comparison enables you to make a more accurate purchasing decision, and in the long run, saves you money. To calculate the TCO of an industrial dust collection system, the energy required to run the equipment, the cost of consumables and the system’s maintenance and disposal should all be evaluated. Learn more here.
This varies based off a wide range of factors, including number of hours the dust collector is running, what type of dust it is collecting, how often you have the system pulsing, etc. Call in to our office to discuss this further – 763-557-7162.
A properly working pulse cleaning system will pulse compressed air automatically cleaning your filters. Pulse clean should operate at 90 PSI.
The differential pressure should be recorded during every bi-weekly dust collector maintenance check to make sure filters are replaced before they get clogged. Differential pressure across the filters should be between 2 and 5 inches.
A.C.T. Nano-Elite high-efficiency cartridge filters are rated for up to 150°F.
99.9% of particulate is captured from the air when using A.C.T. Nano-Elite filters.
The A.C.T. Cartridge Collectors and A.C.T. Baghouse Collectors have an external fan that can be outfitted with a silencer to reduce the noise level.