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Air quality is a major consideration for producers, as they strive to meet their own emissions standards and government regulations. Controlling dust is not only environmentally friendly; it makes good business sense. High dust levels take a toll on equipment, resulting in higher maintenance costs and reduced efficiency. Following is a selection of dust control equipment that will help producers save money while improving the environment.

Central dust collector

The Free Standing Central Dust Collector features a Jet Pulse cleaning design for continuous operation. Install at new or existing concrete batch plants to meet state or federal EPA air quality requirements. Polyester fume bags with cage collect cement dust with 99.8% efficiency, down to 1 micron. Vince Hagan Co. 800-354-3238. www.vincehagan.com

Improve ventilation

Rugged LS Industrial Fans handle heavy-duty dust loads or coarse materials safely and efficiently with convenient service access as part of dust collection and cyclone systems. Models come with pedestal or unitary bases and range from 1000 to 100,000 cfm. Adjust airflow without changing fan speeds by using optional inlet and outlet dampers. Airlanco. 800-500-9777. www.airlanco.com

Clean air in small spaces

Compact CP dust collectors perform with a space-saving footprint and lower profile. The CP Series features 99.9% filtration efficiency, the latest cartridge technology, increased airflow, and an advanced cleaning system. Maintenance and service points are located at ground level for easy access. C&W Manufacturing. 800-880-3878. www.cwmfg.com

Broken bag detector

The DustAlarm particle emissions detector senses filter failures and leaking filters in the exhaust ducts of bag houses, cartridge collectors, cyclones, and other dust collection systems. The detector continuously monitors dust emission levels with triboelectric technology. Any increase in emission levels that exceeds the user-adjusted setting will trigger the alarm. Monitor Technologies LLC. 800-766-6486. www.monitortech.com

Redesigned model

The new, state-of-the-art Inventure dust control system is designed to be smart, fast, and energy-efficient. As its filters require cleaning, the system automatically begins the process. Improvements mean less energy is required to do the same job, and control is further optimized with a variable frequency drive. Inventure Systems Ltd. 905-833-2100. www.inventure-systems.com

Heavy-duty dust control

Control emissions with the Gold Series High Vacuum dust collector. Use the heavily reinforced vessel as a stand-alone dust collector or for bin vent applications without the hopper and support structure. Choose two or four Gold Cone HemiPleat filter cartridges for up to 99.999% efficiency on 0.5 micron particles. Camfil Farr APC. 866-752-0702. www.farrapc.com

Dust-tight material seal

The Vortex Roller Gate is engineered for handling dry bulk material in gravity flow applications where positive material shutoff and a dust-tight seal are required. The Roller Gate can be applied to shut off the discharge of dust collection systems or as a damper valve. Standard sizes are from 6 to 36 in. Vortex Valves North America, div. of Salina Vortex Corp. 785-825-7177. www.vortexvalves.com

Control ground-level dust

SD605 is a complex copolymer with super surfactant that penetrates deep into soil to control dust pollution at plants, jobsites, and on roadways. When applied with water, SD6-5 develops a hard surface with penetration up to 14 in. in heavy dust conditions. Only occasional maintenance is needed after the first application. Innovative Turf Solutions. 513-317-8311. www.innovativeturfsolutions.com

Ventilate bins

Bin Vent/Dust Collectors provide air filtration and dust control for dry bulk materials conveyed pneumatically to bins, hoppers, and silos. The compact Bin Vent is easy to install. Preset timers to automatically clean the filter media with pulse jet air flow and drop retained material back into the process. Cyclonaire Corp. 800-445-0730. www.cyclonaire.com

Filter exhaust air

The DCS-260 Dust Collector efficiently filters air that is exhausted from a cement silo while it is being filled by a tanker truck. The unit can handle two 5-ft. lines blowing cement or one 5-ft. line blowing fly ash. A 10-ft.-tall, 14 gauge steel mounting base with full height hinged access door is standard. Besser Co. 800-968-0444. www.besser.com