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Using Dust Testing to Improve Your Process

Posted by Tom Hobson on Mar 26, 2015 4:40:17 AM

Dust Collector Facts (2) The technology and sophistication of dust collectors is always evolving. Aerodyne’s Dust Collector Fact Book is an up to date guide on the different types of dust collectors out there, how they work, and what applications they are used for. Click here to receive your copy.

A pultruded fiberglass manufacturer was using 7 cartridge collectors on the roof to clean the air in the facility. Plant workers were finding that they were having to replace the filters in the cartridge collectors which was beginning to cost too much money and was creating too much down time for maintenance. They called Aerodyne for a solution.

To get started, Aerodyne and the fiberglass manufacturer went through a series of dust tests to determine particle size distribution. The company sent Aerodyne a sample of the particulate and engineers at Aerodyne ran a series of tests to help determine which dust collection set up would suit this company and its dust the best.

Depending on the application, particulates not only range in size but also in characteristics, from sticky to dry to fibrous. Manufacturers have a variety of equipment and filter choices available, and some are more effective based on the type of particulate matter being trapped. Aerodyne Environmental’s new testing facilities will help companies specify the proper dust collection system.

The first selection is the Dust Particle Size Distribution. Customers can simply submit a 5 gram sample of their dust or particulate, and Aerodyne’s test will identify particulate size, ranging from 0.024 micron to 2800 micron, in order to determine the level of filtering required.

Aerodyne also offers factory testing as an option for dust testing to test dust removal efficiency. Customers can choose to run their particulates through several of dust collection systems at the Aerodyne facility. The first choice is the GPC-18 (800 CFM), a high-efficiency compact dust collector. The SpiltStream cyclone dust collector, with a unique counter cyclonic split stream design, is also available for factory testing. Customers will have the choice of utilizing a SplitStream Model S-400 (400 CFM), which can be separated with clean air secondary, dirty air secondary, or recycle secondary configurations. Or customers can select the SplitStream Model S-1000 (1000 CFM), which can be operated with clean air secondary. A sample of the dust will be tested before and after it has been run through the SplitStream cyclone for particulate size and removal efficiency. Operating conditions will be standard temperature and pressure. Customers also have the option of being at the Aerodyne facility while their particulate is being tested if they wish.

To learn more about Aerodyne's dust testing options, click the photo below!

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At Aerodyne, we choose to take a different approach to collecting dust and handling materials. Our cyclones are unique in design to address common issues such as problematic dusts and space constraints. Our airlocks are chosen to fit your specific application instead of hastily installing traditional equipment options. We believe that when we see things differently, we can solve problems effectively. That's why so many people turn to us for help in solving their tough dust problems.

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