How to design a cost-effective central vacuum cleaning system — Part II
A central vacuum cleaning system's reliability and convenience make it the most effective tool for rapid cleanup of dust and material accumulations. This article lists six easy-to-follow steps for sizing and configuring the system to provide maximum cleaning performance while conserving energy. Part I appeared in December 2011.
Particles from dust and material accumulations are easily picked up by air currents in your plant, leading to all sorts of trouble: The dust can overexpose your workers to irritating or toxic materials. Dust can compromise your product quality. Particles can get into the bearings on rotating equipment, requiring them to be replaced more frequently. Worst of all, combustible dust can pose a flash-fire or deflagration hazard. Installing a well-designed central vacuum cleaning system in your plant can prevent all of these problems by giving your workers a convenient, easy-to-use tool for quickly cleaning up dust and spilled material before air currents can move it throughout the workplace.