Choosing between buying a used dust collector versus a new one is an important decision that carries several pros and cons. Because dust collectors are essential to various manufacturing and production environments to maintain air quality and safety, it’s essential to exercise due diligence before purchasing a system, used or new. Beyond the short-term and… Read more »
As winter approaches, preventive dust collection maintenance of your facility’s system helps ensure it operates effectively and efficiently in cold weather conditions. Though seasonal dust collector maintenance is advised for all systems, preparing for winter is particularly important.
Operating a commercial dust collector efficiently is vital in industrial environments that handle dry processing and bulk solids. The challenges of capturing, conveying, and containing dust are large for these facilities. In doing so, there is a price to pay—literally and figuratively.
Understanding ASHRAE Standard 199-2016 in the dust collection industry ensures that production plants and manufacturing environments select the right dust collector for their facilities. The development of Standard 199, and its subsequent publication, provided the dust collection industry with a definitive method for testing the performance of industrial dust collectors. Issuing Standard 199 was the… Read more »
In the dust collection business, bag filter vs. cartridge filter has drawn much attention recently. Each is an application used for the treatment of dust in industrial processes. To a certain extent, the use of these filters is at the center of an ongoing debate. One that’s central question pivots on which application is better:… Read more »
Knowing when it is time for a dust collector filter upgrade is as important as knowing when to change your filter. Upgrades generally relate to the filter or filter media in use, whereas a filter change is a matter of replacement from wear and service life. In either instance, if your filter is not performing… Read more »
Industrial dust collector filter cartridges are engineered to collect, capture, contain, and separate harmful dust, particulates, and gases in the airstream at various manufacturing, processing, and production facilities and plants. A properly functioning dust collector filter cartridge will remove particles from an airstream with a high level of efficiency at all times.
Dust collector sizing is an essential first step when installing a dust collection system in your facility. Though it may be tempting to price out a dust collection system that costs less, any savings realized upfront would be quickly offset by higher energy consumption and increased operational and maintenance costs associated with an underperforming system.
OSHA dust control regulations and standards are primarily designed to protect the health and safety of workers exposed to harmful dust and particulate matter generated in industrial environments. Companies must comply with these regulations to avoid hefty fines and other penalties. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, does not mandate how dust is removed… Read more »
When the efficiency of your dust collector begins to decrease, baghouse troubleshooting is the first step in addressing the problem. A properly functioning baghouse system will achieve up to 99.9% efficiency. With proper monitoring and maintenance, the system can operate efficiently for years. However, when systems start performing sluggishly, troubleshooting may help identify issues that… Read more »