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Why Companies Avoid Upgrading Dust Collectors? | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 26, 2024 11:54:47 AM

Dust collectors are vital components in many industrial settings, responsible for maintaining air quality and ensuring the safety of workers. However, despite their importance, some companies hesitate to replace their aging dust collection systems. In this blog post, we'll delve into the reasons behind this hesitation and explore why upgrading dust collectors is crucial for both worker safety and operational efficiency.

Cost Concerns

One of the primary reasons companies avoid replacing dust collectors is the perceived cost. Purchasing and installing a new dust collection system can indeed involve a significant upfront investment. However, it's essential to consider the long-term savings and benefits, such as improved efficiency, reduced maintenance costs, and compliance with regulations.

Lack of Awareness

In some cases, companies may not fully understand the importance of modern dust collection systems or the potential risks associated with outdated equipment. Educating decision-makers about the benefits of newer technologies, such as advanced filtration systems and energy-efficient designs, can help dispel misconceptions and encourage investment in upgrades.

Maintenance Overhaul

Over time, older dust collectors may become less effective due to wear and tear, leading to increased maintenance requirements and downtime. Some companies opt to continue repairing and maintaining existing systems rather than investing in replacements. However, constant repairs can be costly and may only provide temporary solutions. Upgrading to a newer model can reduce maintenance needs and improve overall reliability.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulations governing air quality and workplace safety are continuously evolving, placing greater emphasis on the need for efficient dust collection systems. Outdated equipment may struggle to meet current standards, putting companies at risk of non-compliance and potential fines. Investing in modern dust collectors ensures adherence to regulations and protects workers from exposure to harmful airborne particles.

Performance Limitations

As industrial processes evolve and production volumes increase, older dust collectors may struggle to keep up with the demand. Inefficient filtration, inadequate airflow, and outdated control systems can lead to decreased performance and compromised air quality. Upgrading to a newer model with enhanced capabilities can optimize dust collection efficiency and support growing operational needs.

While the decision to replace dust collectors may initially seem daunting, the benefits far outweigh the challenges. By investing in modern, efficient systems, companies can improve worker safety, enhance operational efficiency, and ensure compliance with regulations. Overcoming cost concerns, increasing awareness of the importance of dust collection, addressing maintenance issues, and prioritizing performance upgrades are essential steps in safeguarding both workers and business operations. Ultimately, embracing technological advancements in dust collection is a proactive measure that pays off in the long run, promoting a safer and healthier work environment for all.

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Aerodyne GPC™ Cyclonic Dust Collector Captures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 29, 2024 3:25:10 PM

In industrial processes, the value of efficient material recovery is an important aspect and emphasizes the pivotal role that cyclonic dust collector technology plays in the recovery of highly valuable materials during production. One noteworthy example highlighting the significance of this technology in the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), particularly in the context of drying systems.

Traditionally, bag or cartridge filters have been used in most dust collection applications. However, in API production, such conventional filtration methods can create issues such as potential contamination problems causing production delays. The use of cyclonic dust collectors can eliminate these issues.

Specialized Design for Exceptional Efficiency

The cyclonic dust collector is designed to collect fine, low-density particles in applications like API production. Efficiency and reliability make dust collecting cyclones a logical solution for the recovery of highly valuable materials. Unlike traditional filters, the counter-cyclonic technology prevents contamination and possible delays providing a more efficient production process.

Boosting the Bottom Line through Increased Efficiency

There is a direct correlation between the efficiency of material reclamation and cost saving. In industries where process materials are expensive even minimal waste can be costly. The design of cyclonic dust collectors enhances the efficiency of product reclamation.

In the realm of API manufacturing, process consistency is essential. The use of cyclonic material collection technology allows the effective recovery of valuable material lost during operation. The result is a smoother production process minimizing valuable material loss contributing to the overall profitability of an operation.

Economic Advantages: Minimal Maintenance

Apart from impressive efficiency, a cyclonic dust collector offers other cost savings to a process operation. Unlike filtration systems that rely on bag or cartridge filters, cyclonic collectors have no moving parts. This simplifies operation while minimizing maintenance cost.

The GPC™ cyclonic dust collector also offers a hinged door for additional cost savings on the horizontal designed unit. The optional door provides cleaning access to the collector’s interior versus more traditional cyclones.

Versatility and Ease of Installation

The GPC™ cyclonic dust collector provides versatility offering either vertical or horizontal orientation to adapt to possible space constraints and operational setups.

This versatility not only makes the installation process smoother but allows integration of the collector into existing production processes. The result is businesses can utilize the benefits of advanced dust collection technology without significant changes to ongoing operations.

In conclusion, for businesses engaged in the processing of high-value materials, like API manufacturing, investing in advanced dust collection technology it is a strategic move that can positively impact production efficiency and maintenance cost. GPC™cyclonic dust collectors offer technological advantages beyond traditional filtration methods, offering exceptional efficiency, minimal maintenance requirements, and unmatched versatility in installation particularly in industries where the recovery of highly valuable materials is critical.

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How to Enhance Your Dust Collection System | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Nov 29, 2023 3:15:00 PM

Maintaining a clean and safe working environment is essential, especially in workshops and industrial settings where dust and airborne particles are common byproducts. A well-designed dust collection system is crucial for both the health of workers and the longevity of machinery. We will explore various ways to enhance the performance of your dust collection system, ensuring optimal efficiency and effectiveness.

1. Assess Your Current System

Begin by evaluating your existing dust collection system. Identify any bottlenecks, leaks, or areas where the system might be underperforming. Consider factors such as ductwork layout, filter condition, and the capacity of the collection unit. This initial assessment will provide valuable insights into the specific areas that need improvement.

2. Proper Ductwork Design

Efficient ductwork design is fundamental to the success of any dust collection system. Ensure that the ducts are appropriately sized to maintain a consistent airflow velocity. Minimize bends and turns in the ductwork, as these can lead to pressure drops. Straight and smooth ducts allow for better particle transport, reducing the likelihood of dust settling and clogging the system.

3. Optimize Airflow and Velocity

Achieving the right balance of airflow and velocity is critical for an effective dust collection system. Too much or too little airflow can compromise performance. Consult equipment manuals or an HVAC professional to determine the optimal airflow rate for your machinery and workspace. Adjust the system accordingly to maintain a consistent and efficient collection of dust particles.

4. Regular Maintenance

Frequent maintenance is key to the longevity and efficiency of your dust collection system. Check and replace filters as needed, inspect ductwork for leaks, and clean out any accumulated dust or debris. Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to reduced system performance and potential safety hazards. Develop a maintenance schedule and adhere to it diligently.

5. Invest in High-Quality Filters

The effectiveness of a dust collection system heavily relies on the quality of its filters. Consider upgrading to high-efficiency filters that can capture smaller particles, providing a cleaner and healthier workspace. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are an excellent choice for trapping even the tiniest airborne particles, contributing to improved air quality.

6. Utilize Secondary Filtration

In some cases, incorporating secondary filtration can enhance the overall performance of your dust collection system. Cyclone separators and baghouses are examples of secondary filtration devices that can capture larger particles before they reach the main filter. This not only extends the life of the primary filter but also prevents premature clogging.

7. Consider Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) enable you to adjust the speed of your dust collection system's fan motor. By varying the speed based on demand, you can optimize energy consumption and maintain consistent airflow. This not only contributes to cost savings but also ensures that the system is operating at peak efficiency.

A well-designed and properly maintained dust collection system is a valuable asset for any workspace. By assessing your current system, optimizing ductwork design, maintaining regular upkeep, and investing in high-quality filters, you can significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your dust collection system. Implementing these improvements not only contributes to a healthier working environment but also enhances the longevity and performance of your machinery.

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Horizontal and High-Efficiency Cyclone | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on May 30, 2023 11:25:05 AM

One challenge to designing a manufacturing process is choosing an effective dust collection system that will fit the limited available plant space. Low ceilings pose a challenge for high-efficiency cyclones due to their long-tapered bodies. In many cases, the dust collector must be placed outdoors or partially protruding through the roof. This can be an unfavorable arrangement.

Counter-cyclonic dust collectors, such as the Aerodyne SplitStream™ Dust Collector, use a secondary air stream that directs material toward the collection hopper, and may be installed horizontally with virtually no loss of efficiency.

As the dust-laden gas stream is drawn into the collector, it passes through a stationary spinner which imparts a rotational flow and forces particulate toward the walls of the collector. A powerful secondary air stream is injected into a manifold where it enters the separation chamber through a series of nozzles. The secondary air stream intercepts the collected particulate and carries it to the hopper. Because this design does not rely on gravity to bring the dust to the hopper like conventional cyclones, its operational efficiency is not affected by horizontal installation.


This type of dust collector may be suspended from a ceiling, conserving valuable space on the manufacturing floor. It also saves money compared to cutting a hole through the roof or building a site for the dust collector outdoors. Outdoor installation may also encourage condensation that can shorten service life and reduce efficiency. Finally, horizontal, high-efficiency cyclones may be maintained without the need for tall scaffolding that can pose a safety hazard to workers.


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What kind of dust collectors are there? | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Apr 27, 2023 2:15:00 PM

For the past several decades, industrial facilities in a wide variety of industries have deployed dust collection systems as part of its manufacturing process. As technology and filtration techniques have improved, these systems have changed and evolved to become more sophisticated, and at times complex.

Dust collectors are used in many industries to improve air quality and remove harmful particles from the air. There are several types of dust collectors that are commonly used in industrial and commercial settings. Here are some of the most common types:


A baghouse consists of a vessel with many filters (bags) inside. The bags are located in rows and mounted on a tube sheet. The tube sheet separates the dirty air from the clean air. Dirty air enters the bag house near the bottom. The dirty air is forced through porous bags which have a built-up filter cake. Clean air goes through the filter/bag and leaves through the top of the vessel, while the dust falls down to be discharged through the hopper.

Cartridge Collectors

Cartridge collectors operate similar to baghouses except they use pleated cartridges to provide much higher surface areas in smaller filter volume than bag filters.  This means they are much smaller than baghouse for the same air volume.  However, the cartridges have lower temperature limits and can plug easily. They are used in the following applications: grinding, sandblasting, welding fumes, laser and plasma cutting fumes, graphite, pharmaceutical powders, acid fine chemical powders, and more. When dusts are difficult to handle, hygroscopic, or high temperature, a baghouse is a better alternative for trouble free dust collection and longer filter life.



The cyclone is the simplest design of all dust collectors. It is a mechanical way to remove dust from an air stream. The cyclone uses centrifugal and gravitational forces to force the dust to the vessel walls and then let gravity collect it. The cyclone requires only a discharge valve and fan for operation. Cyclones require very little maintenance. Cyclones are often used as prefilters for other dust collectors.  They can provide high removal efficiencies of larger dust particles, thereby decreasing the loading on the main dust collector, this can increase total removal efficiency, decrease system maintenance and extend equipment life, not to mention collect material before contamination.

ESP (Electro Static Precipitator)

ESPs use high voltage to electrically charge particulate in the air. The charged particulate is collected on charged plates as the air stream passes. ESPs use large amounts of electricity and can get collection efficiencies as high as 99% for many applications. ESPs provide good removal of sub-micron particulate. ESP are expensive and require high operating and maintenance costs.

Wet Scrubbers

Wet Scrubbers are available in a variety of designs including cyclones, venturi, packed towers, cloud chambers and fluidized beds. Wet scrubbers spray water into the dirty airstream allowing dust and water droplets to contact, thereby making them easier to collect.  Wet scrubbers have high removal efficiency but can be expensive to operate and treat the slurry leaving. The wet cyclone is just like a regular cyclone except that they spray water in the cyclone.



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What Is A Dust Collector? | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 30, 2023 1:15:00 PM

A dust collector is a mechanical device used to remove dust from an air stream. The dust collection system consists of a hood (or air collection device), the dust collector, the motive fan and any inter-connecting ductwork, stack, dampers, controls, etc. Aerodyne Environmental manufactures cyclone dust collectors and the dust handling valves (airlocks) mounted on the dust collectors. 

To properly specify a dust collector, certain information is required:

  1. Dust collector typeCyclone, baghouse, etc.
  2. Airflow (CFM) – The amount of air going through the collector. The airflow is critical to sizing a dust collector and without airflow no collector can be sized.
  3. Temperature, pressure, humidity of airflow – Higher temperature, pressure, and humidity will affect collector materials of construction, size and may require special valves and controls.
  4. Dust description* – The better you describe your dust the better your dust collector will operate. Example a sticky dust will bind a cartridge collector which will require frequent cleaning and/or replacing of the cartridges. While cyclones are well suited for sticky particulate.

    a. SG or density of the dust/particulate – the greater the density, the easier it is to remove.

    b. Dust/particulate loading (lbs/hr) – amount of dust.

    c. Particulate size distribution (microns) – how big is the dust (smaller dust is removed in baghouse but larger dusts can be effectively removed in a cyclone).

    d. Fibrous, abrasive, hydroscopic, granular, tendency to bridge, sticky, etc. (dust with these properties can wreck havoc on baghouses and cartridge collectors.
  5. Removal efficiency required – The greater the removal efficiency, the more expensive the design will be.
  6. Materials of construction required – from carbon steel to stainless and high alloy steel, the materials of construction affects price. Process conditions (temperature, gas/air composition, dust composition and humidity) can require specific materials of construction. (Example: salt in a humid environment requires stainless steel to prevent corrosion.)

    *If unknown, a pilot unit can often be rented from the manufacturer to test on your existing system.

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High Temperatures Are No Problem for Cyclonic Dust Collector | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jul 29, 2022 11:15:00 AM

A manufacturer of grinding wheels in Niagara Falls, N.Y., needed to replace an existing dust collector used to collect dust coming off a rotary kiln. Initially, a bag house collector was considered to be the obvious solution. However, because the problem involved high temperatures – 700° F and above – specific efficiency requirements, moisture content problems, and future maintenance issues, the purchase of an Aerodyne SplitStream grinding dust collector was justified.

Aerodyne SplitStream Cyclone Dust Collector

The volume of gases being handled was estimated at 4,000 CFM at 700°F, according to the specifications of their previous cyclone. Using this information, a S4500 SplitStream grinding dust collector was selected and installed.

When the collector was started and the flows were checked, the company discovered that only 2,500 CFM at 500°F was needed to ventilate the kiln. Even at this lower-than-expected inlet flow rate, the results were excellent. No visible carry-over was detected, and the SplitStream dust collector captured materials much finer than previously collected.

The plant was satisfied it had made the correct decision and avoided the headaches and maintenance issues of a bag house. After several   months in operation, abrasion   wear   was   not   evident  on   the   collector. Consequently, the company ordered two more Model 4500 SplitStream grinding dust collectors.

The lack of a filter media and Aerodyne’s unique design make the SplitStream collector perfect for applications involving high temperatures and abrasive materials.

The Aerodyne SplitStream dust collector achieves high efficiency by forcing dirty gases into a powerful centrifugal motion. The centrifugal action throws dust particulate out of the gas stream. A secondary air stream carries the dust particulate to the hopper, keeping dust away from the collector walls and reducing sticking and abrasion. As a result, the SplitStream dust collector virtually eliminates maintenance problems common to other types of cyclones. The prevention of particulate contact with external walls is a major factor in the unit’s ability to achieve high efficiency ratings.

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Questions to Ask When Evaluating Dust Collection System | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jun 24, 2022 10:30:00 AM

We all know that if we don’t regularly maintain our cars, we will end up having issues in the future. If we forget to change the oil, change the brakes or get a tune up, it will eventually catch up to us. Why do we think our dust collection system is any different? Dust collectors are made of various pieces, all of which have to be operating correctly for the system to operate as desired. Usually, a dust collection system consists of the dust collector, exhaust fan, ductwork, and hoods/pickup points. Additional accessories such as airlocks, controls, instrumentation, and dampers all can affect the operation of the system.

The following questions with quick explanations will help you evaluate your dust collector. If after going through this guide you think your dust collector needs a tune-up, contact a local expert or Aerodyne Environmental and have them come in to help you get your system working properly.

Pickup Points

  1. Are the areas near the pickup points dusty? Is there any dust in the air, is it hazy, or is breathing in the area a bit difficult?
  1. Are there dust piles around the area? Dust piles and layers of dust can become airborne and if the dust is explosive, it can lead to an explosion causing significant damage and injury.
  1. Can you feel airflow being pulled into the hood or pickup point?Often times, dust collection systems will be modified and this could cause a loss of airflow at other areas in the system.
  1. Did the dust collection system ever work as expected? Sometimes a dust collection system has never fulfilled expectations. This doesn’t mean that changes can’t be made to get it working better.


  1. Does the ductwork have holes? Holes allow air to leak into the system, this will cause less air to be picked up at your hoods and pickup points.
  1. Are you plugging up your ductwork? Plugged up ductwork is caused by low air velocities through the ductwork. This will cause low airflow at your hoods and is an explosion danger.
  1. Have you added or de-commissioned pickup points on your system? Adding or removing pickup points can cause the system to be out of balance. If you have done this without re-evaluating the whole system, your system may not be operating correctly.

Dust Collector

There are a variety of different dust collectors available—baghouse and cartridge collectors, cyclones, and wet scrubbers. Each one of them has different things to look at. We will only address a few of them here. Contacting a dust collection expert such as Aerodyne Environmental can help you diagnose issues.

Baghouse and Cartridge Collectors

  1. When was the last time you changed filters? Some customers have to change filters twice a year, others haven’t changed them since they were installed. Both examples could have issues.
  1. What is the pressure drop across your filters? Pressure drops over 6” W.C. usually tells you that you need new filters soon. A low pressure drop can mean that you have holes in your filters or haven’t properly developed a dust cake on the filter.
  1. When was the last time you did a maintenance check on your dust collector? If you haven’t done it in the past year or two, it might be time. Filters, tube sheets, diffusers, air valves, manifolds and a variety of other items can all develop issues.


  1. Have you checked your cyclone for holes? Cyclones often wear faster than other dust collectors, so a yearly check for pin holes or wearing is always a good idea.
  1. Do you have a filter after your cyclone? Since cyclones have lower removal efficiencies than most other dust collectors, if your cyclone doesn’t have a filter afterward, you might want to monitor the emissions regularly to make sure you’re not emitting too much dust.

Wet Scrubbers

  1. What is the pressure drop through the wet scrubber? Higher than normal or lower than normal pressure drops always tell you something is happening. Higher pressure drops usually means that dust is building up in the system. Lower pressure drop usually means that less airflow is going through the system.
  1. Do you monitor your water usage and the particulate loading of the overflow? The overflow stream of the wet scrubber removes the particulate and the dissolved solids from the system.
  1. Are you taxing your water treatment plant? Water treatment is expensive so if you can lower the amount of water going to it, you could save money.

Exhaust Fan

The exhaust fan usually provides all the motive force in a dust collection system; therefore, if the fan isn’t working properly the whole system will be having issues.

  1. Is the fan vibrating excessively?
  2. Is the fan making more noise than usual?
  3. Are the bearings in the fan running hot?

Excessive vibrating and unusual noises can mean that something is wrong with the fan. Damage to the impeller or dust build up on the impeller could cause this. Some fans do get unbalanced over time and could cause the fan to stop working. A bearing running hot could be caused by an issue with the fan or an issue with the bearing. Hot bearings, while unlikely, have been known to cause fires or explosions if all the conditions are right.


Other items to check on your dust collection system include dampers, airlocks, controllers and instrumentation. Dampers not operating correctly, or accidently opened/closed can cause operating issues. Airlocks under dust collectors can cause air leakage into the system or prevent dust from leaving the system. Controllers and instrumentation can cause the system to shut down, or provide wrong reading, thereby affecting the operation of the system.

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Wet Scrubbers Allow for Easier Collection and Removal of Certain Materials | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 28, 2022 9:19:11 AM

Wet scrubbers are used in dust collection for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is allowing for easier collection and removal of certain materials.

What is the Relationship Between Water and Particulate?

Certain materials can be easier to collect and dispose of when captured by a wet scrubber. Wet scrubbers work by using water droplets to make contact with the particulate. The water can encapsulate or attach to the small particulate and this combined pairing has a larger diameter and sometimes heavier density to help in the dust collection. In general, the heavier and larger the size of particulate, the greater the removal efficiency will be. This is also true for mechanical dust collectors such as cyclones. 

Also, some particulate is easier to collect when wet rather than dry. Water can help wash material off the walls, preventing buildup on the walls or critical spots in the system. Some particulates are water soluble and will easily drain out of the system as a solution or in a slurry.

What is the Drawback of Water?

However, water can also create a mess for some material. Some material absorbs water and can become sticky. Others can react with the water and coat the system thereby causing issues. Abrasive material (such as sand) can wear away at walls as the water flow through the system, thereby increasing the amount of erosion. Wet scrubbers also create a water waste stream that must be treated whether in a plant or municipal water treatment facility. Solids that don’t dissolve must be separated and the dissolved solids must be precipitated out unless the waste stream can be recycled into a process. 

So when it is time to decide if a wet scrubber is suitable for your application, understand how your particulates will handle heavy humidity and wet environments. The problems caused by water could outweigh the benefits provided by using a wet system.

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Wet Scrubbers Can Help Prevent Some Fires and Explosions | Aerodyne

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 28, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Wet scrubbers are used in dust collection for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons is to help prevent fires and explosions.

Wetting Particles Using Wet Scrubber

Since wet scrubbers use water to help with dust removal their environments usually have a very high humidity. In this environment dust particles become wet and this can often prevent them from catching fire and/or exploding. Material such as wood has a much different fire danger when it is wet compared to dry.

As we see on the news, when there is a draught there are more forest fires around the country. This also applies to wet scrubbers. Spraying water on a solid can often prevent an explosion or fire. This is done by wetting the particles thereby making it harder for them to combust but also by wetting down any spark or fire that could cause an explosion.

Material Used vs. Wet Scrubber

If you are using a wet scrubber there are some thing you should keep in mind. Some material, such as alkali metals, will react with water and potentially explode. Other metals like magnesium can also cause fires and explode with water. Keep in mind that controls need to monitor the water in the wet scrubber system, because if it loses water, an explosive situation could quickly develop. 

So when looking at an explosive application, wet scrubbing can often provide dust removal for you, but not always. There are certain disadvantages of wet scrubbing that should be reviewed before determining if it is the right solution for you.

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