Hoods are probably most important component in a dust collection system because they will:
- direct the dust away from the employees and equipment, even if the dust collector is not operating correctly
- allow dust to be captured at the lowest airflow possible, saving you money
If a hood is improperly designed it will not capture the dust from an application, no matter how well your dust collector or fan is designed.
A few things to remember on hood design:
- Place the hood as close to the dust generating area / equipment as feasibly possible to lower the airflow required
- Use the Industrial Ventilation Handbook to help you design / evaluate your hood
- Pickup velocity
- If you use of local dampers for greater flexibility in the future remember they could allow un-intentional changes
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