Dust control is of the utmost importance in your facility. Ensuring you have proper dust control mechanisms in place means you are operating efficiently and are taking people’s health into consideration. Without an industrial cyclone dust collector, you run the risk of not meeting local and even Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements that are designed to promote clean air.
Dust control can be complex, especially if your organization is new to using this kind of equipment. Here is insight into when and why you should be employing a cyclone dust collector.
Why Install a Cyclone Collector?
Any time you are doing work where dust and other unhealthy particulate matter is being generated and released, it’s appropriate to install a cyclone collector. Manufacturers rely on cyclone collectors because they are a cost-effective way to handle large volumes of air. Being relatively small, the collectors are well suited for quick installation whenever your workflow demands keeping the air free of dust.
Many industries rely on industrial cyclone dust collectors. Companies that work with abrasive materials have a vested interest in keeping small particulate from being inhaled and entering the eyes of employees, visitors, and people in the nearby community.
A cyclone collector will not work on all particulate matter, though. For very small particles, below 30 microns, a cyclone collector’s efficiency will be limited, and you will need to investigate using other particulate filtering equipment. If this is the case, contacting CAMCORP for a consultation to evaluate your application’s specific needs can save you from potential production downtime or injuries.
But for the ease, convenience, and cost for most situations with particulates above 30 microns in size, selecting the right cyclone collector for your application can be a good choice.
Cyclone Collectors in Operation
Installing a cyclone collector before air goes into a pulse-jet baghouse (or even a cartridge collector setup) allows the cyclone to do a lot of the initial work. It filters out the larger, coarser dust particles, heading to the pulse-jet baghouse. As a result, the baghouse doesn’t have to work hard, extending its useful life and reducing your total cost of ownership.
Many industrial users complain about their filters needing to be changed so frequently, not realizing that they can prolong filter life quite easily by integrating a cyclone collector.
With the cyclone drawing dust-filled air inward, the particulate matter travels to the filter. This traps the contaminants, preventing them from exiting into the atmosphere. Free of particulates, the filtered air is then vented out of the system.
Some manufacturers collect particulate matter because it is valuable, to be reused or to be sold. For example, industries that create silver or gold dust. This material will be useful if aggregated, but to do so means you need the right kind of collector. A cyclone dust collector will easily help you boost your profits in gathering valuable loose material.
Not all small dust particles behave the same. Accordingly, you need to adapt your filtering system to the application. Cyclone dust collectors do well in many circumstances when properly selected and applied.
For example, if your operations involve hygroscopic dust, or particles that are fibrous, tacky or sticky, a filter system based on cartridges or bags alone may not suffice. Instead, you can manage the particulates by mounting a cyclone collector ahead of that cartridge or baghouse.
Advice and Consultation on Integrating a Cyclone Collector into Your Processes
Knowing when to use a cyclone dust collector is a good starting point for reducing particulate matter flowing out of or within your building and mitigating its effect on the outside atmosphere.
There are other issues to keep in mind, though, such as the right approach toward sizing equipment for the process in question. Maintaining the cyclone dust collector and inspecting it periodically ensures it’s operating per your specifications.
Whether your industrial processes are inside a huge factory or even a small shop, you might need to install some cyclone collectors. Regardless, you’ll want to make sure you have the right equipment for the job at hand. Your main task might be to avoid venting dangerous particulates into the neighborhood, or you have a desire to gather precious materials, such as gold dust.
It pays to consult with experts who have years of experience developing and working on equipment such as an industrial cyclone collector. If your team could use some assistance in selecting the right cyclone collector for your production or needs more information about how it will work in your facility, we would be happy to provide assistance. To learn more, please connect with CAMCORP.