Choosing a dust collector for exhausting or recirculating your process air: An easy-to-use decision tree
Published efficiency ratings for dust collectors often seem to have more nines than you can count. So how do you translate these ratings into useful information, such as which collector is best suited to controlling your dust? The information in this article can help you find the answers. Sections briefly describe several dust collector types, discuss how to decipher their efficiency ratings, and explain how dust control regulations affect you. The final sections explain how to choose a dust collector with the aid of an easy-to-use decision tree and offer some final advice.
Dust control has always been important in dry bulk materials processing and handling operations. But complying with today's stricter federal and state air quality regulations is probably eating up more of your capital and operating dollars than ever before. So when it's time to select a dust collector, you can't afford to make a mistake.