Why do you need Industrial Dust Control Systems?
Industries need to maintain clean air within their facilities in order to avoid the outbreak of airborne diseases among staff, this can be done with Industrial Dust Control Systems. Additionally, a clean atmosphere helps to keep utility costs low by ensuring the air-conditioning coils are free of dust that may otherwise impede on their operation.
Nowadays, there are effective Industrial Dust Control Systems that can be used to remove dirt from the air no matter the type of industry you are working in. They can capture dust, fumes, welding smoke and other airborne pollutants before they reach open workspaces and cause health hazards. In this post, we will take a look at some of the most common industrial air control systems used for this purpose.
What Are Industrial Cyclone Separators?
These are high-velocity dust collection systems that are commonly used in industries that generate heavy particulate. As dirt enters the cyclone, centrifugal forces within the machine move debris against the cone structure and out of the airstream into a storage chamber. In the end only clean air comes out of the Cyclone from the other side.
Cyclone Separators can remove debris from the air of a production facility both efficiently and economically. Generally, you can use the Cyclone either as a stand-alone collector or pre-filter for reducing the amount of dirt entering other higher efficiency filter systems.
These systems are versatile and very simple to use, you only need to set the fan and outlet direction in a 45-degree increment position, and the base direction in 90-degree increments. Additionally, most of these units are fitted with an airtight drum configuration, and cabinet or stand base for stress-free disposal of particulate.
What Are Power Module Cartridge Dust Collectors?
The Power Module is an OSHA compliant system that’s effective for large-scale airborne contaminant control. They consist of a variety of filter options that can be applied in any setting, the units can be customized for optimal filtration to suit your specific dust control needs.
Unlike other systems, the self-contained Power Module Cartridge requires no ductwork for operation, meaning that the installation is quite simple and quick. Moreover, due to their flexibility the units can easily be redeployed to another setting for changing work environments.
A single dust cartridge can be used by up to 3 operators simultaneously for collecting debris from tasks like sanding, welding, grinding, batch mixing and chipping. The unit will draw away airborne contaminants derived from these processes from the breathing zones. This kind of versatility also means there would be no impediments on existing workplace configurations, and operator movement within the facility.
Ultimately, the Power Module returns clean air back to the facility, and since it uses no exhaust or costly make-up air this also results to significant energy savings.
What Are Electrostatic Precipitators?
Also known as EPs, these units are available in ducted, un-ducted and portable modes. They collect and entrap particulate through a process called electrostatic precipitation, whereby contaminant-laden air such as dust, smoke or fumes is drawn through a prefilter and into a high capacity ionizing field. From there the particles are charged regardless of their size, then a collection-cell attracts and discards those charged particles from air circulation. Moreover, to maximize efficiency a post-filter system within the precipitator entraps particles which may have otherwise passed through the cell plates.
Finally, contaminant-free air enters the blower assembly and is channeled back to the plant through a network of 4-way louvers. In terms of maintenance, Electrostatic Precipitators are very easy and economical to preserve, all you need to do is just remove, clean and reinstall the collection cell.
What Are Downdraft Tables?
Downdraft tables are high-capacity dust removers with an average power ratio of 1500 to 3400 cubic feet per minute (CFM). They are typically used for removing hazardous fumes and dusts produced from welding, polishing sanding and grinding operations. Some are also used for special tasks such as collecting metal and ceramic powders from the air, or food processing and pharmaceutical powders.
They have highly efficient filters that trap dust up to 0.5 microns in size, including pulse-jet compression systems that blast air to keep the filters clean and operating at maximum efficiency.
In conclusion, a dust collection system is vital for any industrial facility as it ensures workplace safety for everyone within the plant. Moreover, their operation, reliability and efficacy can directly impact on the profits of your facility. When choosing a dust collection system, always ensure that it’s properly suited for the job so that you can gain the most from it.
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