A dust collection system is a vital air quality improvement system employed in commercial, industrial, and residential production facilities to enhance air safety and breatheability by removing fine particulate matter in the air and indoor air environments. Dust collection systems operate on the principal of convey, collect, and filter. Convey refers to mechanical equipment that carries the dust or other contaminants through a system of collection and filters. Collect is the process of gathering the dust or other matter and filtering it before transportation.
There are many types of dust collectors on the market today, each with its own particular needs and performance specifications. The performance specifications of dust collectors are generally defined by what kind of particles they are designed to remove. Porous materials and fine dust can be large enough to be dislodged by a simple vacuum or can be small enough to pass through even the most simple filters. For this reason, it is important to find a dust collection system that will work best for the amount of dust in your environment. Some dust collectors are specifically designed to work best in high traffic areas such as factories and warehouses while others are designed to be more generalized dust collectors that can work in many different environments.
There are two main considerations to keep in mind when purchasing a dust collection system for industrial applications. First, what kind of dust is being produced in the location? Second, what kind of air quality is the location experiencing? For example, if the dust collection system will be used in an industrial setting where there are lots of abrasive chemicals used, the dust particles may be quite large and coarse. However, on an office or warehouse floor where there are many fine dust particles and air is relatively dry, dust collection systems may be required.
Dust particles are generally quite small, so a vacuum designed specifically for fine dust is necessary to collect them. There are three main types of dust collection systems: wet scrubbers, dry scrubs, and wet extractors. Wet scrubbers use water to loosen particles and extract them from the air. Dry scrubs use chemicals to remove dust particles and dry out the air.
Ideally, you want to select the best dust collection systems for your particular application. This will depend largely on the environment your machine will be placed in. A dry dust collection system will work best in clean environments where the ambient air is dry and clean. If your application will be placed in a very dusty environment, then a wet scrubber will be best suited to the job. In both cases, a high efficiency filtration system will be necessary to trap all the pollutants back into the air.
You also need to consider the dust collection requirements of the individuals that will be operating the machine. Do they have access to clean air or do they need their filter to be regularly changed? Are there many individuals who will physically handle the machine and dust collecting systems, or will it be a machine in a location where it will be left unattended? Lastly, will the machine be located near other industrial or commercial operations? Dust collecting systems can negatively impact the performance of others who may rely on that same system.
With the proper dust collector, your particulates can be safely extracted from the air. Particles in the air include dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, smoke, dust mites, animal dander, and more. Particles can be drawn into the collection bag by a magnetic strip that is placed beneath the air flow of the machine. The dust collector will draw the particulates into an area that the magnet has charged. The charged particles are then released into the collection bag, where they become filtered through various media and dried. The dried dust is then returned to the machine for future usage.
The use of an industrial particulate collector offers several benefits to your business. Reduced indoor air pollution, a better indoor air quality, reduction in airborne diseases, prevention of allergens and irritants, and increased productivity. It also saves you money because it reduces industrial electric bills by capturing non-stop airborne particles. Industrial air collection systems are easy to maintain and can be quickly and easily replaced if needed. Take a look at what Industrial Air Collection can do for you today!