Industrial spaces, such as factories, warehouses, and plants, rely on dust collection systems to make sure that their employees are breathing clean, safe air. When doing most kinds of industrial work, it’s common for particulates, material shavings, and other pollutants to get into the air.
Having quality dust collection systems in place can ensure that those pollutants don’t end up in the lungs of the people who make your company operate. At Penn Tool Co., we offer an expansive selection of reliable dust collection systems.
Find the best solution for your operations, here. Then, continue reading to discover the benefits of a commercial dust collection system.
What Does a Metal Dust Collection System Do?
Since different industries create different types of airborne pollutants, it’s important to choose a dust collection system that fits your space’s needs. For instance, if you are looking for a dust collection system for a factory that does a lot of metal work, you will need to invest in a different type of dust collection system than you would need if you were trying to remove sawdust from the air.
Dust collection systems operate by pulling dust and other particulates from the air, drawing them through a filter that captures and separates the materials, and then pushes clean, purified air back through the space. While different types of filters are used for different types of materials, the overall process is the same.
How Much CFM Do I Need for Dust Collection?
It’s important that you choose an industrial duct collector that provides enough CFM (cubic feet per minute) to keep the air in your space safe. If you already have a dust collection system in place, you can check its effectiveness by seeing how much dust is on the surfaces in the area.
In most spaces where a lot of woodworking takes place, you need somewhere between 250 and 1,000 CFM. Obviously, the amount of needed CFM will vary based on how many tools are operating at one time and the size of the space.
For example, most average-sized planers, table saws, and jointers that come standard with a 2.5-inch port need somewhere between 300 and 600 CFM. Additionally, machines that toss large chips of debris into the air need higher CFM than machines that produce fine dust.
How Big Should My Commercial Duct Collector Be?
In order to determine the size of your commercial dust collector, you will need to consider the horizontal air movement of both the hazardous and non-hazardous dust emitted in your space.
For instance, if you’re emitting 80 feet per minute of non-hazardous dust and 100 feet per minute of hazardous dust, you will multiply the cross-area by the required air speed. Assuming you have a 10” x 10” space, you would need an 8,000 CFM dust collector. 10 x 10 x 80=8,000.
Find the Best Industrial Dust Collection System at Penn Tool Co.
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