Pick The Proper Dust Collection System

The proper dust collection system design and filtration technology can minimize your compressed-air-system energy usage and maximize your operational savings.

By Travis Haynam, United Air Specialists, for our sister publication Plant Services

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A critical component of a safe, effective, and reliable production machine or process is the dust collection system. Selecting and utilizing the right type of dust collection system and filtration technology for your equipment or process is essential to control the air pollution generated in the most cost-efficient manner available. Using ineffective filtration technologies or improperly designed or maintained dust collection systems can quickly exceed your original investment costs. Therefore, when evaluating the cost of operating a dust collection system, it is important to consider not only the cost to replace the filters but also the expense to operate the blower system and to supply compressed air to the filter cleaning systems.

Selection of filter media technology can have a significant impact on each of these operational components and, therefore, must be carefully considered. Choosing the appropriate filter technology can rescue underperforming systems and reduce the associated operational expenses.

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