Choosing a central, unit, or integrated dust control system
When designing a dust control system, choosing the system approach that's suited to your application is one of the first decisions you need to make. The approach you choose can have a major impact on the system's capital and operating costs. This article describes three system approaches -- central, unit, and integrated -- and discusses applications, advantages, and disadvantages of each.
Many manufacturing plants have recently installed dust control systems in response to increasingly stringent dust control regulations and legislation. As a result, some plant managers think a dust control system adds nothing to product quality or productivity and merely adds an expense that comes off the bottom line. However, a dust control system can improve a plant's production economy in several ways.