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Hoods – A Vital Component in a Dust Collection System

Posted by Tom Hobson on Aug 3, 2017, 3:51:25 PM

Hoods are probably most important component in a dust collection system because they will:

  1. direct the dust away from the employees and equipment, even if the dust collector is not operating correctly
  2. 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.Aer Blog July17#2.jpg

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
    1. Location
    2. Geometry
    3. Pickup velocity
  • If you use of local dampers for greater flexibility in the future remember they could allow un-intentional changes

Click here to get an easy how-to-guide for selecting the right dust collector for your specific application.

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Topics: dust collector, Dr. Dust, hood

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