How to get efficiency in dust collection
Updated: Dec 21, 2022
In several industrial processes, there is a generation of dust and some debris. As a result, equipment is needed to capture them. The most obvious solution is to place a machine that performs this absorption close to the emission source, but the question that arises here is: what should be taken into account when talking about industrial dust extractors?
The truth is that there are several types of equipment available in the market. The dust collector, as its name suggests, serves to capture dust. But how does this happen? To summarize how it functions, the dirty air enters the collector, passes through the filter media that retain the dust, and as a result, the clean air is released into the environment.
It sounds very simple, but in practice, it is not so easy. There are several ways to carry out this process with very different operating costs. One of the main costs involved in this process is the consumption of electricity. Inadequate filtering areas, low permeability filter media, and inefficient filter cleaning systems can cause very significant energy waste.
The dimensioning of a dust collector is something complex that must take into account several factors. Some examples are the granulometry of the generated dust, density, safety aspects (risk of explosion, fire), and the toxicity of the handled product. Surveys must also be carried out of the pressure losses existing before the dust collector (ducts, curves, restrictions, etc.).
Our technical team evaluates all these issues to make the correct specification for each case, optimizing the collector performance to the maximum. But on top of all that, in 2011 we developed a patent-pending system that alters the airflow in the CMV® dust collector. We are the only ones working with a downward airflow and we will explain why this is a great advantage. See the difference in the schematic illustrated below.
In the CMV® system, the dust generated after cleaning falls directly into the disposal. In the conventional one, it returns to the filter, making cleaning difficult.
The CMV® dust extractor, BMF model, can be used to capture welding fumes, for blasting, laser/plasma, powder painting, crushing, and for the pharmaceutical industry, etc.
This system greatly improves the cleaning efficiency of the filter media, enabling the use of lower fan pressures when compared to conventional systems. It provides great energy savings due to lower fan power, lower noise level, and longer filter media life.
Purchase a dust extractor with the technology that matches your company, with low maintenance costs, the best performance, and, above all, meets all the required standards. Request a free quote from our sales team using the form.