Dust Collector Troubleshooting
Dust Collectors from Clean Air America remove dust particulates created in Welding, Grinding, Plasma & Laser Cutting, Buffing, Polishing, Sanding, Mixing Operations, Blasting and many more applications. Dust collection systems are used to keep the workplace clean and healthy for employees, and to protect equipment. Fine dust can stay suspended in the air for hours. Providing dust collection at machinery and/or self-contained dust collector hoods hung from the ceiling will keep your shop’s air virtually dust free and clean.
A properly implemented dust collection system provides optimal performance and greatly reduces maintenance needs. As with any equipment, however, many issues may arise that can be resolved with a simple maintenance procedure. Below are some issues that you may encounter with your dust collection system:
- Lower Pressure Drop – Make sure that your pressure sensor lines are clean, check the collector for filter obstructions, and make sure you have the right sized equipment for the application.
- Dirty Discharge – Is your dust collector leaking in any areas? Check and tighten clamps and seals.
- Excessive Airflow Rate – Is your VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) set at the right speed? Make sure your ductwork is properly sized.
- Low Airflow Rate – Is there an obstruction in the ductwork?
Cartridge collectors are highly efficient in collection of dust with high bulk densities and fine dust particles. Filter cake forms well at low-pressure drop and has high filtration efficiency. In a study conducted by the American Foundry Society it was found that the outlet dust flow in cartridge collectors was the least in comparison with other dust collectors in foundry operations.
The Clean Air Smart Collector™ is a next-generation, variable-sized, cartridge dust collector that features high efficiencies that are particularly important for applications involving toxic dusts or where air is being re-circulated. These compact collectors range in size from 4-48 cartridges and 1,000 – 35,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute).
The Clean Air Smart Collector™ is superior to all other designs out on the market due to it’s unique combination of features and benefits, such as filters positioned vertically with pulsing from the bottom using an enhanced and improved Down-Flow Technology. The Collector also features a 50% better filter lifetime versus other vertical style collectors and 75% better filter lifetime versus horizontal designs. Plus, the Clean Air Smart Collector™ has the lowest overall TCO (Total Cost Of Ownership) on the market.
Clean Air America engineers work with your company to design, implement, install, and maintain your dust control solution.