Dust Doctor: Do's and don'ts for designing your dust control system
To design an effective and safe dust control system, you need to address many factors about your production process. Will the dust control system's hoods capture your product instead of the dust your process generates? Will the dust control system's components interfere with work procedures or maintenance? If your processed material (organic or metallic) is combustible, will the dust control system's design safely address fire and explosion hazards? After outlining preliminary system design steps, this column provides several do's and don'ts for getting an effective dust control system up and running on time and on budget.