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Dust Collector Manufacturers and Suppliers

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With 20+ years in the industry, it is no wonder Quality Air Management manufactures and supplies the newest, most revolutionary technology available. This includes a wide variety of quality dust collectors in standard and custom configurations. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff boasts over 110 years of combined experience in design, applications and troubleshooting.
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We are your specialist for new & used industrial dust collectors. Having been in business for over 20 years, A.C.T. Dust Collectors provides integrity that stands behind our work and our people. We offer dust collection equipment such as baghouses, jet dust collectors, cyclone dust collectors and standard dust collectors.
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For over 30 years, WAM® has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality dust collecting equipment at a competitive price. Our product line also includes a wide range of equipment for dust filtration, mixing and vibration technology. We have two manufacturing plants and warehouses serving the U.S. and Canada.
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Texas Electroniques specializes in the manufacture of high-quality dust collectors, environmental booths, downdraft tables and portable dust collectors. We also produce vacuum cleaners, air filters and mist collectors. We provide reliable, efficient, cost-effective industrial air cleaning products.
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Developed for use on high velocity, high pressure air conditioning systems, Spiral pipe has gained wide acceptance for all types of high or medium pressure, above and below ground distribution systems, such as ventilation, dust removal, grain handling, carbon monoxide exhaust and dual wall pipe for sound and thermal insulation. These are only a few of its diversified applications.
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Dust Collectors

The particles released during manufacturing processes are hazardous to both worker and equipment health, quickly leading to a number of problems if particles are not captured by dust collection equipment and filtered from facility air. Dust collection addresses this problem by drawing contaminated air through a filter or separator, trapping harmful particles and releasing cleaner air into the atmosphere or back onto the work floor. Industrial dust collectors come in various types and sizes, including fabric filter baghouses and jet dust collectors, cyclone dust collectors, wet dust collectors, cartridge collectors, small dust collectors, portable dust collectors, downdraft tables and dust collecting systems complete with multiple suction hoods and overhanging ductwork. Dust collection is a vital process for coal handling, cement fabrication, metal fabrication, mining, chemical processing, woodworking, pharmaceutical, recycling and agricultural industries, among many others. Industry-specific state OSHA regulations require companies to hold their facilities to strict standards for indoor air quality, and the EPA and other regulatory bodies put limits on emissions of dust, smoke and fumes into the atmosphere. Dust collectors play a major role in helping companies meet these requirements and improve both indoor and outdoor environments by capturing a high percentage of the particles emitted by industrial processes.

Baghouses are the most common dust collector design and are often the most cost-effective. Baghouses draw contaminated air in through ducts to a hopper-shaped baghouse containing fabric filters made of cotton, synthetics or glass-fiber. The air is pulled through the fabric bags by a vacuum-creating fan, leaving behind dust, smoke and particles; clean air exits through the fan at the outlet, while dust particles either cling to the filter or settle into an airlock at the bottom of the hopper, which is routinely emptied. As a cake of dust accumulates on the filter, it actually increases the effectiveness of the filter for trapping tiny particles. After a point, however, the filter cake can become too thick and begins to stress the system, so occasional cleaning is necessary to ensure sufficient airflow through the filters. For this reason, baghouse dust collectors are sometimes equipped with vibrators that shake filters free of dust. Similarly, jet dust collectors are baghouses which use jets of compressed air to blow the dust-caked fabric bag filters free of excess dirt.

Some dust collectors, such as cyclone dust collectors, settling chambers and baffle chambers, do not rely on filters but instead rely primarily on gravity and inertia, and thus are known as inertial separators. Cyclone dust collectors use centrifugal, or cyclonic, air movement within a hopper-shaped chamber to separate particles from the air; the particles, being heavier than air molecules, are thrown against the outer wall of the hopper and fall to the bottom, where they are collected. Multi-cyclone dust collectors have a single main inlet on one side and a single outlet on the other side, but incorporate many cyclone cylinders inside the chamber that run concurrently; single-cyclone dust collectors have only one cyclone. Settling chambers reduce the speed of an air stream, which allows the heavier particles to settle out more quickly. Baffle chambers set up a barrier that forces the air to change directions suddenly, so that the inertia of the heavier particles does not allow them to remain suspended in the air stream and they fall to the bottom of the chamber. Cyclone dust collectors, settling chambers and baffle chambers are most effective at removing the coarser dust particles from contaminated air, and so are well suited as pre-cleaners for baghouses and other dust collectors that are more efficient at removing fine particulate.

Large facilities usually incorporate baghouses, jet dust collectors and inertial separators into sizeable dust collecting systems, with overhead ductwork and capture arms with suction hoods that hang over the workspaces where dust is formed. In such applications, the dust collector apparatus is often located outside of the facility, connected to the interior by ducts. Facilities may also use smaller, self-contained ‘unit' dust collectors or portable dust collectors, either in addition to or in place of larger systems. Generally using fabric filters or cyclonic motion to collect particles, portable dust collectors can be easily moved from place to place to provide localized dust collection. Similarly, downdraft tables are work tables with built-in dust collection equipment for filtering the dust from processes performed over the table, such as welding and wood sawing. Some special downdraft tables and unit dust collectors, known as wet scrubbers or wet dust collectors, use liquids (usually water) to intercept dust particles from the stream of gas. Others, known as electrostatic precipitators, give particles a negative charge and then attract them out of the air stream by means of a positively charged electrode. Wet scrubber and electrostatic precipitator technology is also employed in some air pollution control equipment, performing similar functions on molecular levels by removing soot, smog and fine chemical pollution from the air of industrial facilities. As the dust collecting industry advances, smaller, cleaner and more efficient separating and filtering equipment is being developed to better meet the needs of industry while increasing worker safety and protecting environmental health.

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Four Uses of Industrial Dust Collection Systems

A dust collector is a piece of equipment used to improve the quality of air being released freely into a commercial or industrial environment. As the name suggests, a dust collector gathers dust particles and improves the quality of air in a home or work environment. Dust collectors also filter a number of pollutants and solid particles that the government has banned in response to continued air pollution.

Industrial dust collection systems are air pollution control units that remove particulate matter (PM) from the air and make it breathable in high pollution environments. According to Wikipedia, dust collection systems work on the basic principle of 3C - capture, convey and collect. At first, a dust collection machine captures dust or other pollutants. Then, those particles are moved through ducts before finally being captured or collected into a bag house using a filter. Sometimes wet scrubbers or cyclonic separator technologies are used in place of a filter to capture pollutants.

There are many types of dust collectors, such as inertial separators, fabric filters, wet scrubbers, unit collectors, and electrostatic precipitators. All these dust collectors employ similar mechanisms, processes and capacities.

Some manufacturers classify dust collectors within two major categories-dry collectors and wet collectors. Dry collection systems do not use any liquid to gather PM, while water and liquefied chemicals are the sole element of wet systems. Whichever method of classification you prefer, the prime purpose of installing dust collectors is to make sure that the associated exhaust stream is releasing clean and allergen-free air.

Following find a description of four major uses of industrial dust collection systems.

  1. Reduced risk of fire. Gases and liquids discharged from chemical factories, mines, and metal manufacturers are extremely poisonous. Sometimes these leaks are flammable and can cause accidents and claim lives. By installing dust collection systems, pollutants can be reduced at a greater level. These devices filter the toxins from the gas and turns them into a safe, non-inflammable air flow.
  2. Help prevent dust explosion. Dust explosion is a result of clogged ducting and blockages created by inflammable gases. Such explosions can create a massive headache for manufacturers-slowing business operations and, potentially, risking the health and lives of employees dust collectors provide a strong deterrent to dust bubbles and help prevent explosions.
  3. Enhance visibility on the work site. Industrial and mining sites present a multitude of pollution scenarios. Dust particles lower the visibility of employees in a work site, triggering more frequent on-site accidents. A dust collector system captures pollutant particles and creates a clean and clear environment.
  4. Reduce industrial odors. Noxious gaseous elements distract workers and other visitors to your work sites. Dust collection systems refine air quality and create a pleasing environment inside your facilities.

Types of Dust Collectors and How They Work

Dust collection equipment is responsible for capturing and filtering the particles released during manufacturing processes which are hazardous to both worker and equipment health. Dust collectors draw contaminated air through a filter or separator, trapping harmful particles and releasing cleaner air into the atmosphere or back onto the work floor. Industrial dust collectors come in various types and sizes, including fabric filter baghouses and jet dust collectors, cyclone dust collectors, wet dust collectors, cartridge collectors and downdraft tables.

When it comes to dust collection and dust collectors, there are five main types of such equipment. These include inertial separators, fabric filters, wet scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, and unit collectors. The variances among these types may determine their suitability for specific industries and applications. Below is a brief introduction to each of these pieces of equipment and how they work.

Inertial Separators: Inertial separators work by employing a combination of forces including gravitational, centrifugal, and inertial. These forces separate the dust from the gas streams that enter it. Gravity then works to move the dust into a hopper for temporary storage. Inertial separators can be broken down into types as well, and these include settling chambers, baffle chambers, and centrifugal collectors. Settling chambers and baffle chambers are often used in pre-cleaning applications and centrifugal collectors (of which there are also many types) are used in a wide variety of industrial applications from metallurgical plants to saw mills and pulp and paper plants.

Fabric Filters: Often known as baghouses, fabric filters are very efficient as well as cost effective. Dusty gases pass through fabric bags of various materials such as felted or woven cotton and glass-fiber material. Fabric filters are relied on heavily as they have collection efficiency of over99% for very fine particles.

Wet Scrubbers: Wet scrubbers use liquid (usually water) for another method efficient dust removal. Again a gas stream containing dust comes into contact with liquid streams, which carry the dust away leaving purer gases. Types of these wet scrubbers are based on energy uses such as low-energy scrubbers up to high-energy scrubbers.

Electrostatic Precipitators: Electrostatic precipitators use (you guessed it) electrostatic forces to remove dust from gases. With these, particles become negatively charged as they pass through a field between direct-current, high-voltage discharge electrode. These particles are thus attracted to positive charged electrodes and adhere to them to later be removed continuous vibration or rapping.

Unit Collectors: Unit collectors are employed at the source where dust is created and utilize fans along with other dust collection materials like fabric. These are usually low in cost and portable and ideal for small operations or facilities with limited space.

Though these types of dust collectors work employing different materials and methods, each is about as efficient as the next, but one might work better in your space and for your operations. Contact a provider near you for more detailed information about a system that would work best for you.

Dust Collector Types

  • Baffle chambers cause dusty air to change direction suddenly so that gravity and inertia carry the heavier dust particles downward, out of the air stream and into a collection area.
  • Baghouses are dust collection filters typically constructed from glass fibers or fabric.
  • Cartridge Collectors are compact filters that have a much greater surface area than bags, which increases the airflow, lowers resistance and reduces frequency of cleaning.
  • Cyclone dust collectors rely on centrifugal force to remove dust from air.
  • Cyclone separators filter dust particles by spinning the air around in its tank. The motion pins the particles against the walls; they gradually move downward and eventually end up in the collection bin.
  • Downdraft booths are systems that vent from the top and pull fumes and dust up past the worker's face.
  • Downdraft tables or workstations have perforated tabletops and back walls and draw dust and fumes away from the worker's breathing zone.
  • Dust collecting systems filter air and remove dust before releasing clean air back into the environment.
  • Dust collection is the process of filtering air and removing dust.
  • Dust collection equipment encompasses a wide variety of devices and systems designed to minimize air particle contamination in commercial and industrial spaces.
  • Electrostatic precipitators collect dust through ionization. As dust-filled gases move through the system's positively-charged, grounded electrodes called collection plates, discharge electrodes give the dust particles a negative charge, which causes the ionized dust particles to be attracted to and caught by the collection plates.
  • Fabric collectors, or baghouses, contain filters called fabric bags, which efficiently trap fine particles of dust, while allowing gases to move through the collector.
  • Industrial dust collectors minimize the presence of various pollutants in order to maintain a high standard of clean air in workshops, plants and manufacturing facilities.
  • Inertial separators separate dust particles from gas by changing the direction of gas streams as the streams flow through the collector.
  • Jet dust collectors use a jet-based cleaning cycle.
  • Portable dust collectors can be moved from place to place.
  • Pulse jets use compressed air to force a burst of air down through the fabric bag and expand it violently. When the bag reaches its limit, the dust separates from the bag, and the escaping air carries the dust away from the fabric surface.
  • Settling chambers slow the movement of dusty air to allow for the heavier particles to settle out.
  • Silo vents collect the product in filter bags as the silo is being filled with material. The bags are then shaken to return the valuable product to the silo.
  • Small Dust Collectors solve air pollution problems when limited space for filtration is available.
  • Unit collectors are small dust collecting systems that contain a fan and either a fabric collector or a cyclone.
  • Ventilators pull a continuous stream of air from the environment, removing airborne dust particles.
  • Wet dust collectors soak dust-filled gas streams with water and separate the wet dust particles through varying degrees of pressure drops.  

Dust Collector Terms

Air-to-Cloth Ratio - The amount of process gas or air entering the fabric collector (baghouse) divided by the square feet of cloth in the fabric collector.
Asbestosis - Form of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of asbestos minerals into the lung, resulting in lung scarring, breathing problems and various forms of cancer.
Bleedthrough - Also called "leakthrough," it is the ability of particles of dust or fumes to migrate through the fabric bag.
Cake - Also referred to as "filter cake," it is the dust buildup occurring on the surface of the filter medium during filtration that often aids in the filtration process.

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) - International professional designation available through training and testing by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) - Family of chemicals used as refrigerants, being tightly regulated and phased out of production due to stratospheric ozone depletion potential. Examples: R-11, R-12, R-113, R-114, R-115.
Coating - The act of dipping the filter medium into a solution in order to lubricate the fibers to reduce self-abrasion.
Collection Plates or Tubes - Electrodes in an electrostatic precipitator that attract and collect negatively charged particles of dust.
Concentration - The amount of dust that the gas or air contains. Concentration is expressed in grains per cubic foot or pounds per hour.
Discharge Electrodes - Electrodes in an electrostatic precipitator that negatively charge dust particles.
Electrodes - Conductors or parts of a semiconductor that create an electrical connection with nonmetals or control the movement of electrons.
Fabric Bag - Filter in a fabric collector consisting of woven or felt material such as cotton.
Fibrogenic Dust - Toxic particles that penetrate the lungs, causing lung dysfunction and scar tissue formation.
Filter Media - The porous barrier used in the filtration process to separate the particles from the fluid stream.
Flange-to-Flange - The fabric collector equipment from inlet flange to outlet flange.
Flex Abrasion - Cloth wear in a fabric bag caused by excessive bending.
Hood - A hood-shaped inlet designed to collect contaminated air and direct it into the exhaust dust system of a baghouse.  

Hopper - In dust collecting systems, the area in which the collected dust is stored.
Inert Dust - Also called "nuisance dust," it consists of particles of which quartz and other silicates compose less than one percent.
Inhalable Dust - Medium- to large-sized dust particles that do not reach the lower respiratory tract but remain in the upper respiratory system, nose and throat.
Mist Collector - A device that sucks up fine particles from fluids like oils and even dry smoke using a three-phase motor. The inner drum rotates and draws the mist particles to the center of the drum where they are forced together and eventually pass through perforations in the drum and back into the machine's coolant tank, while clean air blows past the motor and back into the outside environment.
Multi-Cyclone Separators - Centrifugal separators containing several parallel cyclones that separate dust particles according to texture.  
Plate Precipitator - Common high-voltage electrostatic precipitator consisting of flat collection plates along which discharge electrodes lie.
Pneumoconiosis - Respiratory ailment caused by excessive inhalation of metallic or mineral dust matter. Pneumoconiosis also includes diseases such as silicosis and asbestosis.
Rapper - Part of electrostatic precipitator that transfers dust from the collection plates to the hopper.
Respirable Dust - Small dust particles inhaled into the lower regions of the lungs that are responsible for different types of pneumoconiosis.  
Silicosis - Incurable, potentially deadly type of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of silica dust particles, resulting in lung diseases such as emphysema. Silicosis progresses even after contact with silicates has ceased.
Surface Abrasion - More or less consistent wear on the dirty side of the fabric bag cloth.
Total Dust - Consists of all dust particles, whether respirable or inhalable.
Tubular Precipitator - High-voltage electrostatic precipitators consisting of cylindrical collection plates that rotate around the discharge electrodes.
Vibrator Systems - Part of an electrostatic precipitator that transfers dust from the collection plates to the hopper. 

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