How to monitor and maintain your dust control equipment's performance
To comply with today's tougher federal clean air laws, you're probably investing more capital in dust control equipment than ever before. But are you protecting that investment by making sure the equipment is performing up to spec? In this article, a consultant explains how to monitor and maintain the performance of your dust control equipment.
A dust control system includes capture hoods, ductwork, filtration equipment, and an exhaust fan. Dust-laden air is drawn by the exhaust fan into the capture hoods, through the ductwork, and into the filtration equipment, which separates the airborne dust from the airstream.