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Publication Date: 03/2011
Pages: 3
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Dusting problems: Potential causes and how to eliminate them

Tracking down the source of a dusting problem with your dust collector doesn't have to take you on a wild goose chase. The step-by-step approach outlined in this article can help you quickly identify what's behind the dusting so you can fix the problem.

When your bag or cartridge filter dust collector is working the way it should, air and dust enter the collector's dirty-air plenum, and the air passes through the filter media while the dust is deposited on the media's dirty side. The clean air exhausts from the collector's clean-air outlet, and the collector's filter-cleaning system uses mechanical shaking, reverse air, or pulsed compressed air to purge the dust from the media so it can drop into the collector's dust hopper for discharge. But when fine dust is emitted through your dust collector's clean air outlet, something's gone wrong.

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