What information do I need to size my dust collector?
The attached Questionnaire will provide most of the questions that would be asked for a dust collector. The information that absolutely must be provided for a dust collector to be sized and quoted are:
- What is the airflow through the dust collector?
- What is the temperature and pressure the dust collector will experience?
- What is the dust being collected?
- Is it explosive?
- What removal efficiency do you require?
The five above will allow a supplier to provide a quote. However, with only the above information, the dust collector performance cannot be guaranteed.
Is my dust explosive?
To help answer this question, NFPA has released NFPA-652 and 654. A combustible dust is defined as a finely divided combustible particulate solid that presents a flash fire or explosion hazard when suspended in air or the process-specific oxidizing medium over a range of concentrations.
Basically, what this means is when the dust is in the air and its concentration is enough to cause a flash fire or propagate a deflagration or explosion if exposed to a spark or heat source, then it’s considered combustible. Continue Reading.
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