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This Month’s Focus: Dust Collection

How to prevent a dust explosion in your dust collector

Dust explosion experts first discuss the hazards associated with handling combustible dust in dust collectors, then cover dust explosion ignition sources and methods for preventing or limiting dust explosions in dust collectors.

Managing moisture in your dust collection system

This article explains how moist process air affects a dust collection system’s performance and describes design techniques for successfully managing a high-moisture airstream in your dust collection system.

Keeping dust out of your plant’s nonproduction spaces with a cartridge dust collection system

Discover how using a cartridge dust collection system can be an effective, economical way to pressurize your plant’s offices, labs, clean rooms, and other nonproduction areas to keep process-generated dust away from your workers and critical equipment.

Get ready for NFPA 652: The new combustible dust standard

The author, an NFPA committee member and dust collection expert, summarizes what you most need to know about NFPA 652, the new combustible dust standard slated for publication next year.

Suppliers’ Tips

There’s not enough airflow at our dust collection system’s capture hoods. What could be behind this?

General Features

Particle Professor: Getting down with particles in fluidized beds

When designed correctly, a standpipe can give you many years of trouble-free operation. When poorly designed, however, the device can be your worst nightmare. This article looks at standpipes, including how they function, what problems they can cause, and how to design them to prevent these problems.

November Content

Dealing with caking problems in storage

How to ensure silo integrity

Issue Focuses

January: Mixing and Blending

February: Screening and Classifying

March: Pneumatic Conveying

April: Drying

May: Bagging and Packaging

June: Size Reduction

July: Mechanical Conveying

August: Annual Buyer’s Guide

September: Weighing and Batching

October: Dust Collection and Dust Control

November: Storage

December: Feeders

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