One of the best kept secrets in making a producer's dust collection system more efficient is to make sure the ducting is properly installed.
While installing a dust collector, fabricators often overlook simple practices that can be crucial in making sure a collector will work optimally.
Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts prepared by engineers at C&W Manufacturing of Alvarado, Texas.
Run it vertically; if it is horizontal or at a 45-degreee angle, flex ducting will begin to clog and drop downward.
For more information, contact C&W at 800-880-DUST, or visit the company's Web site at www.cwmfg.com.
To learn more about the following dust control systems, circle the number on the reader service card.
Pulse jet filters remove dust
Airlanco pulse jet filters are designed to handle the demanding dust collecting jobs in concrete plants. There are no moving parts to wear out, and the compact unit is available with top- or side-access modular housing, as well as different sizes and filter bag configurations. Each unit is custom-engineered for each a 25-hp, 9000 cfm blower, manual butterfly discharge valve, and a dust shroud that encompasses the back of the truck mixer. Besser Co. 800-968-0444. www.besser.com.Circle 14.
All-natural emulsion controls dust
Road Oyl is a resin-modified emulsion that controls dust and erosion on unpaved roadways, construction sites, and other high-traffic areas. Made from all-natural products, it is environmentally safe and can be used in varying climates and weather conditions. A spray truck can apply it. Midwest Industrial Supply. 800-321-0699. www.midwestind.com.Circle 15.
High-tech dust monitor
The Bindicator Flo-Guard functions both as a flow switch and a dust monitor. Use it as a broken bag detector in a bag house or as a flow/no-flow switch for dry, powdered, and granular material. It uses a floating alarm point reference and digital triboelectric micro-controller system to eliminate instability common to other monitors. Bindicator. 800-778-9242. www.bindicator.com.Circle 16.